Thermobimetal Art Installation to Spell New Future in Architecture?

Architect Doris Kim Sung, assistant professor of architecture at the USC School of Architecture, shows thermobimetal’s potential with her 20-foot tall undulating installation entitled Bloom.  Thermobimetal is a combination of two different alloys laminated together, one which expands much more rapidly than the other, that allows Bloom to er… bloom :).  The installation is made from 14,000 sheets of thermobimetal that opens and closes as they are heated by the sun, a function which Sung is convinced will aid in the reduction of heating and cooling bills for businesses and homes alike.

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