normal studio In Progress, the augmented wall, 2010 info close


Pondering the concept of progress helped us establish the argument that the future must be based on the present. We made the abstract concrete by creating a shed built around a pisé wall (vernacular technique) augmented with Grätzel solar cell technology. The wall stores heat by day and distributes it by night. The ripples increase the surface area and give it a radiator-like shape. The wall is the focus of the installation.

Photos : 1,2,3,6 ©Normal Studio, 4,5,7 ©Emmanuel Louisgrand