Nano Vent-Skin Demonstrated in Concept Tower

By | June 19, 2008

Agustin Otegui’s … Nano Vent-Skin (NVS) … is a building skin that uses organic photovoltaics to capture sun and micro-wind turbines to capture wind. … The outer skin of the structure absorbs sunlight through an organic photovoltaic skin and transfers it to the nano-fibers inside the nano-wires which then is sent to storage units at the end of each panel. Each turbine on the panel generates energy by chemical reactions on each end where it makes contact with the structure. Polarized organisms are responsible for this process on every turbine’s turn. The inner skin of each turbine works as a filter absorbing CO2 from the environment as wind.NVS would be made in panels with sensors at each corner. If a micro-turbine breaks or fails, then the signal is sent through the nano-wires to the central system. Once the message gets to the central system, building material is sent through the central tube to regenerate the malfunctioning area with a self assembly process. – jetsongreen

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I really liked the idea of self healing. The description is great… but does it wreally work?

Every panel has a sensor on each corner with a material reservoir. When one of the turbines has a failure or breaks, a signal is sent through the nano-wires to the central system and building material (microorganisms) is sent through the central tube in order to regenerate this area with a self assembly process.”

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