Sliding Skin Adapts to Sunlight in Egypt’s SLIDES House

July 29, 2011 · Print This Article

[ By Steph in Art & Design. ]

There’s no shortage of sunlight in the wide open deserts of Egypt, and while that means lots of potential for solar energy, it additionally makes temperature regulation difficult. But new designs for sustainable architecture, like the SLIDES House, adapt

and adjust in order to maximize solar capability efficiency while keeping occupants cool.

Representing American University in Cairo’s entry for the 2012 European Solar Decathlon, the SLIDES House combines elements of traditional Egyptian architecture with contemporary features. Designed in the shape of a matchbox, the house includes a double layered facade of interlocking perforated […]

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