SecondSkin is a proposal and a challenge: to create a modular, flexible, and alterable facade system.

We have created a vision of this system, what it’s overview requirements might be, and how it might develop. In the next 20 years hundreds of thousands if not millions of buildings will need to be retrofitted to meet new insulation and structural standards. We want to begin putting a system in place that will allow the residents of the city of 2050 to shape their own building, link renewable technology with their neighbors and their communities.

While we can imagine perhaps some of what the city of the future will look like, it is vital that we create infrastructure that is lightweight, transformable, and adaptable. By creating a rich and informed dialog around the modular facade we want to create a new vision of reconstructing and activating urban space