The Homeostatic Facade System: A Glimpse at the Future of Building Design

Since the bottom dropped out of both the economy and Dubai, we haven’t heard anything about David Fisher and his Dynamic Architecture since 2008. The whole project, as you might recall in this investigative rant we felt compelled to write, felt more than a bit suspicious. Not that it wasn’t a nifty idea, buildings that were forever rotating, each floor independently, but it was perhaps a bit too futuristic, too fast. The Homeostatic Facade System, however, seems perfectly amazing and well-paced. Designed by New York-based Decker Yeadon, it’s an advancement in automatically adjusting, building-sized shades that help keep temperatures balanced within a structure. You’ve seen this implemented in any number of buildings, and can even have it installed in your house, but what sets this system apart is that it uses nanotechnology, making its shifts from letting sun in to blocking it out almost look entirely organic. Sure, it isn’t an ever-rotating building, but it feels a bit like a glimpse into a more immediate obtainable future.