DRIPS: Dynamic Regenerative Integrated Polymeric Skins
The DRIPS system is the choreography of flexible material tectonics in response to climate forces and interior building demands. Conceived in diurnal cycles that shift from an adsorptive membrane during the night to an insulative membrane during mid-day, DRIPS is an intelligent polymeric envelope design. During regeneration of the adsorptive hydrogel, water condensate is released for potable water use. The insulation membrane expands into full deployment at peak regeneration. The system is dynamic and functions due to the interwoven polymeric elements of flexible polytetrafluoroethylene and hydrogels, which kinetically expand during moisture sorption and contract during synaeresis.