Published by TED. Doris Kim Sung is a biology student turned architect interested in thermo-bimetals, smart materials that respond dynamically to temperature change.
“[Skin is] the first line of defense for the body. Our building skins should be more similar to human skin.” ~ Doris Kim Sung
Modern buildings with floor-to-ceiling windows give spectacular views, but they require a lot of energy to cool. Doris Kim Sung works with thermo-bimetals, smart materials that act more like human skin, dynamically and responsively, and can shade a room from sun and self-ventilate.
- Architect Doris Kim Sung’s “Metal That Breathes” (core77.com)
- TED: Doris Kim Sung: Metal that breathes – Doris Kim Sung (2012) (ted.com)
- Four very fresh ideas about air conditioning (ted.com)