This weeks post focuses on sun screen systems in the United States and Europe. While it is becoming increasing popular to embed screening materials and devices within the skin systems themselves, the sun screens we are presenting here are independent; they are separate component layers to the structure.
Haus Schwarz in München, Germany by ILG Architekten, 1999
Operable, perforated, sheet metal shutters
Phoenix Central Library in Arizona, USA by Will Bruder + Partners, 1995
de Young Museum in San Francisco, USA by Herzog + de Meuron, 2005
Perforated copper panels act as rain-screen and sun-screen
Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, France by Dominique Perault, 1995
Interior, dynamic wood louvers