smart shell

site: naples (italy)

client: STRESS consortium

team: paolo cascone (architect) with elisabetta corvino, pietro nunziante, silvia piccione (environmental analysis) - team construction: paolo cascone (architect), elisabetta corvino, elena ciancio, imma polito, andrea giglio, giuliano galluccio, delia evangelista, silvia piccione, rossella siani, claudia balestra, achille piroli - technical partner: selve del balzo - photovoltaic: aurora, nhp neaheliopolis

design concept: 
smart shell is designed as a transportable, fast-deployment  and energetically self-sufficient structure. the design process investigates the relation between high-tech design and low-tech construction. the project provides flexible solutions for different uses from low-cost dwelling to off-grid emergency hospital etc. ; the structural system consists in foldable modular arches made of wood covered by photovoltaic textile strips. smart shell has been selected by UN-Habitat to participate at the 6th World Urban Forum





design driver: thermal comfort, solar energy - structural system: interlocked arches - material system: wood, photovoltaic textile 




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