Morphosis Architects + ATLV

Phare Tower Skin and Structure
Left to right: Phare tower, solar optimization diagram, skin joint analysis, skin panel unitization, glazing panel rationalization Computationally generated components in Phare tower project. Solar shading skin pattern studies. Evolution of diagrid structure. Solar optimization algorithm for Phare tower skin. Each panel seeks the highest solar angle at each building orientation and determine the panel angle around the diagonal fixture. Enlarged solar optimization diagram. As a result of the optimization algorithm, each panel is optimized for different time in the summer solstice day. Some areas are optimized for the winter solstice day for differentiated patterning. Rationalization diagram of glazing panels. Unfolded color-coded glazing panels and panel counts after radial rationalization. Solar shading skin unitization Unfolded color-coded skin panels with panel counts