Cast Soleil

Alexei Dukov, Adam Heisserer

Spring Semester 2013

Developed using pre-cast hydrostone as the primary construction material, this project is a functioning brise soleil and an exploration of two sided molds. Modularity allows for the repetitive, consistent fabrication of interchangeable units, and an easy assembly process. Material efficiency is emphasized by minimizing the section depth and utilizing a reusable two sided mold. Both the daily cycle and annual cycle of sun angles are considered to produce geometries that mitigate direct sunlight, perform as a light shelf, and maintain exterior views.