Article source: Office for Design & Architecture
The ParaSol is a rooftop shading structure that produces a constant shadow by tracing the sun’s rays. Through advanced technology, ODA calculated and predicted the solar exposure for the site while taking into consideration all the contextual parameters of the surrounding buildings. The ParaSol form emerges through a process of sculptural optimization where 90 models (each one producing an ideal shadow for a different day) were tested to form a hybrid prototype. This outcome creates a high performance shading structure in a singular, spectacular object, shaping the identity for the rooftop while improving its micro-climate.
- Architect: Office for Design & Architecture
- Name of Project: ParaSol