Phase Change

Thermally responsive building technology.

The bio_logic design group develops responsive building technology based on observations of plants and animals that have evolved a large variety of reliable and relatively simple mechanisms that adapt to environmental fluctuation. 


Year: 2013-14

bio_logic design group

Carnegie Mellon University

Design Team: D. Clifford (Lead),
J. Douenias (Design/Fabrication),
Z. Jacobson-Weaver (Fabrication), A. Lans (Intern).

Client: Bohlin Cywinsky Jackson (PGH)

Sponsored by: Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy for the Frick Environmental Center

How it Works

PCM Tile Installation

Process Work

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