Tessellate Kinetic Metal
Tessellate is a kinetic technology for providing a modular framed and glazed screen systems. These systems can be customized endlessly for artistic applications. As the three-to-four metal perforated panels glide past one another, they create a dynamic architectural element capable of regulating light and solar gain, airflow, and privacy.
The versatile design can be integrated into existing systems, and is completely self-contained, protected by glass on either side of the moving metal parts. Tessellate is named for the patterns designed for the system.
Creating a living building
In 2008, Zahner began developing a series of products with world renowned kinetic artist and designer, Chuck Hoberman. Hoberman foresaw a future where kinetic surface which could respond to environmental changes (such as temperature, moisture, and light) by opening or closing an aperture on the surface itself. Today these systems are here: the new Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook features Tessellate™ -- the latest system from Zahner and the Adaptive Building Initative (ABI) in joint venture.
The resulting designs are changing the way that architects are designing buildings. Architects are now designing intelligent architectural solutions, creating a new wave of smart buildings. Tessellate™ gives a building the opportunity to breath, to open & close the surface itself allowing the building to respond to environmental changes.