Song and Shim Awarded First Place in Laka Competition 2016

Snapping Facade 

Published November 25, 2016

SMART faculty, Jin Young Song and Jongmin Shim (Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering) received first prize in the Laka Competition 2016. 

The competition featured 127 designs by 250 participants in 40 countries, with the theme of "Architecture that Reacts". Their project, "Snapping Facade", explores a sustainable building envelope design strategy that utilizes elastic instability to create dynamic motion at the building envelope.