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2016

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
Smart window [Squama]
Business Owner
Sony Corporation
Category
Software, services, and systems/Interfaces
Company
Sony Computer Science Laboratories, inc. (Japan)
Award Number
16G131061
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2016

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Outline

Squama is a programmable physical window/wall that can independently control visibility of its elemental modules. Squama dynamically controls its transparency and simultaneously satisfies openness and privacy when it is used as a wall. It can also control sunlight and shadows, which we call programmable shadows, to create more comfortable space without completely hiding the outer view. This is a design proposal of ''programmable physical architecture'' where the physical feature of architectural elements and facades can be dynamically changed and reprogrammed according to the people's needs.

Producer

Yoshinobu Arisumi, Makoto Yamada, Sony Corporation

Director

Jun Rekimoto, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, inc.

Designer

Jun Rekimoto, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, inc., Akihito Kinoshita, Sony Global Manufacturing & Operations Corporation,

More information

http://lab.rekimoto.org/projects/squama

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