The Responsive Threshold

Well-designed buildings with integrated technological solutions contribute to places that are human-centric, healthy and adaptive. Buildings have the potential to increase the quality of life people who live or work in them. We see buildings and their facades as an interface that, when equipped with digital technologies, can function as ‘responsive thresholds’ between what goes on inside and outside a building, thus improving their performance, both on a qualitative level (optimal adaptive indoor climate) and a quantitative level (optimal energy efficiency).

UNSense explores and develops innovative materials and smart façade technologies that amongst others control daylight penetration, heat load, tackle acoustic issues and harvest solar energy. That’s when buildings really become futureproof for its users as well as for the city. Instead of large energy consuming units, buildings become batteries



‘We see buildings and their facades as urban interfaces that can be digitally enhanced’

Solar Visuals

ARCH TECH SOLUTIONS - Solar Visuals, founded by UNSense and partners ECN part of TNO and printing specialist TS Visuals, is a start up named after a new revolutionary, energy producing cladding material that can be integrated in façades of buildings. The Solar Visual panels combine high performance with visual design aesthetics, creating opportunities to produce solar energy in the built environment on a much larger scale.

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