Agarose Louver Membrane
The louver membrane is conceived as an array of cycloids, which fluctuate dependent upon moisture flows and sorption rates. The louver membrane is intended to be a self-regulating skin, one that expands and contracts with changes in temperature and humidity. The physical membrane is constructed with a laser-cut mylar film and an overlay of fiber-mesh to restrain a layer of agarose hydrogel, which is poured across the surface and cured to gelation. The membrane is translucent, allowing for light transmission, and responds to changes in humidity.