Mechanic Wall Panels Mimic Human Skin To Filter Sunlight [Pics]

Mechanic Wall Panels Mimic Human Skin To Filter Sunlight [Pics]
Design

Luxury spa's innovative design allows a customized amount of light to shine through.

Yi Chen
  • 2 january 2013

Phoenix-based architecture firm, WorksBureau, is finalizing designs for a luxury spa area in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The so-called ‘Portal Spas’ are two crystalline structures that will feature kinetic metal ‘skins’ for the walls. The principle behind the architecture is inspired by how the human skin reacts to sunlight. The panels are constantly changing angles depending on the intensity of the sun.

Access this article for free
Fill in your email below and you'll gain access to this article while also receiving a number of membership features as part of a special 30-day trial.
*Already a member? Log in here

Learn About Our Membership Services

Need Research Help?
As a member you can ask us any research questions and get complimentary research assistance with a 4-day turnaround. Reports inclde stats, quotes, and best-inclass examples on research topics.
Remain Informed & Strategic
We publish several trends reports each month. By becoming a member you will have access to over 100 existing reports, plus a growing catalog of deep topical analysis and debrief-style reports so you always remain in the know.
See Trends Come To Life
Meet your peers and immerse yourself in monthly trend and innovation webinars and discounted conferences.
No search results found.