inside/ outside

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One of the main concerns facing those of us who work on the future of the built environment is how our architecture can responsibly and productively contribute to our energy needs. The increasing efficiency of buildings and their capacity to generate electricity has raised problems of their occupants’ literacy of this new infrastructural role. In this project we explore the potential of interactive energy harvesting using paper-like materials to draw attention to buildings-as-generators. This self-powered installation harnesses the most basic architectural trope of inside/ outside to speculate on the future of electrical generation in the built environment.