HEAR FROM THE ARCHITECTS"The best workplaces are ones where you have connections to the outside. Daylight really matters to your well-being."– Stephen Kieran7.1 Solar Shading Fin (Wood)Can the solar orientation of a building be harnessed to provide ample natural lighting without glare?The wood shading fins measure 11 feet in height and were built by using a fabrication technique often used to create fiberglass production molds. 7.2 Solar Shading Fin (Foam)How does a curved fin affect the performative and aesthetic aspects of vertical and horizontal shading?The foam solar shading fin was milled out of a single piece of polyurethane using a computerized router at a fabrication lab before being finished at our in-house workshop. 7.3 Solar Shading AssemblyCan a prototyped shade installation replicate both the interior and exterior conditions found on site?The solar shading assembly drawn here expanded on the scope of previous, smaller mockups in order to create a full-sized model that offered a better comparison between the two types of proposed steel panels. The full-sized assembly was installed outside of our workshop's glass doors to replicate on-site lighting conditions. The team was then able to assess the effectiveness of each steel panel as a solar shade. 7.4 On-Site Visual Mockup FragmentIs it possible to see the way a system's components will visually interact before construction?The complete on-site visual mockup, shown here, allowed the client and design team to evaluate the shading material alongside the proposed curtainwall. Later, the mockup was disassembled and a portion was moved to our studio.