Can facades act as interactive barriers adapting to the environment?

Inspired by the photosynthesis process of plants, Zahra is a kinetic façade prototype that looks and acts like a flower. The flower petals open when the light sensor detects the light intensity of the sun, and close when the light intensity decreases at night.

Workflow Diagram

Exploded Axo

Final Design




Zahra is a project of IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed in the Master of Advanced Architecture 2020/21 by Students: Jihad Al Ojaili, Yasmine Chacour & Matvei Genne and Faculty: Angel Muñoz & Cristian Rizzuti