Continually evolving surface,
pattern and opacity
Tessellate™ is a self-contained, framed screen whose perforated pattern can continually shift and evolve; creating a dynamic architectural element that regulates light and solar gain, ventilation and airflow, privacy, and views.
Tessellate™ consists of a series of stacked panels that can be constructed of various metals or plastics. As these layers overlap, the result is a kaleidoscopic visual display of patterns aligning and then diverging into a fine, light-diffusing mesh.
ABI works closely with its clients to customize Tessellate™ to fit their architectural vision — from geometric grids, to non-standard free-form patterns.
Developed by ABI, Tessellate™ is delivered in partnership with A. Zahner Co.
US & International Patents Pending
- Fully variable shading control
- Reduced solar gain and glare
- Privacy control
- Ventilation and airflow control
- Façades, roofs, awnings
- Vertical / Horizontal
- Exterior / Interior / Integrated into glazing
Simons Center for Geometry & Physics
Stony Brook, NY (2010)