Rippling computerized shades control buildings' lighting, heating and amazing looks

Industrial designers Christopher Bauder and Christian Perstl have designed a kinetic façade called FLARE that dynamically controls how much light a building lets in — and how much heat. Architects frequently design their buildings around these principles, but suffer from the fact that buildings are static, and good planning only goes so far. With FLARE, all of the pneumatic-powered, computer-controlled metal flakes covering the building can adapt to seasonal climate changes, and make the building look unique to boot. The best part: the nature of the flakes allow for FLARE to be a made-to-order system, depending on the size and shape of a structure.

Click Continue for an impressive building of the FLARE shifting façade in action.

FLARE, via Yanko Design