Radiator Wall: Customized Heat Distribution

Project Credits: Collaboration with Marc Syp under the advisory of Martin Bechthold, Stefano Andreani, Aurgho Jyoti, Nathan King, Jose Luis Garcia del Castillo (Smart Geometry)

Photo Credits: team

Radiator Wall is designed to be a heat-generating continuous surface, which can be installed as a stand-alone architectural element or as a layer to an existing wall structure. The system takes the standard method of radiant floor heating and applies it to a vertical assembly that can provide area heating as well as temporally variable heat dissipation. Unlike traditional brick elements where each building unit is the same, access to parametric modeling tools and a range of CNC machines allows for infinite specialization of the construction units within a single design without significant added costs of production.