Free Trend Report Free 2018 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.

Keynotes.org Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

The Sunbreak Building Sunshade Can Be Controlled Via a Mobile App

 - Aug 13, 2014
References: nbbj & gizmag
Sunbreak is an intelligent and automated sunshade prototype, dreamed up by NBBJ, that can be operated using a smartphone. NBBJ may have already designed buildings for Google Amazon and Samsung, the the company is looking to find ways to increase building occupants' control over their working environment.

Smart sunshades are not a completely new innovation, but what makes Sunbreak special is the fact that it could be smarter and greener than other shades in the way that it reacts to clouds and measures occupants' distance from the window. It has a three-hinged design that can automatically angle to bounce daylight further inside the office, but also lower the shades to block the sun.

The shades are essentially automatic but can also be controlled with an accompanying smartphone app.