“Marjan van Aubel puts windows to work – Very 21rst century!”
Current window is a modern take of stained glass. Whilst the coloured panels of glass perform their traditional role, they also generate electricity from daylight which can then be used to power appliances indoors.
The glass panels are made from dye-sensitised solar cells (DSSC) which use the properties of colour to create an electrical current – a technique based on the process of photosynthesis in plants. Plug in your devices to charge using USB ports integrated into the window ledge; The larger the surface area, the more efficient this window will be as a power source.
Winner of the WIRED Product Innovation Award 2016.
Created with thanks to the Stimuleringsfonds.
This is an impression of a research trip to the island of Stromboli by James Shaw and Marjan van Aubel.
Foaming Wood is an investigation of wood shavings combined with a bioresin
Foaming expanding porcelain
At Caventou, we are redefining solar technology by rethinking our relationship with energy and the objects that use it.