2009 Luminous Veil

Membrane Screen Design, Izmir, Turkey

Design and Construction Coordination: Michael U. Hensel & Defne Sunguro─člu Hensel

The Luminous Veil membrane screen was developed as part of a master-class at Izmir University of Economics that focused on the systematic development of membrane and cable net systems. Placed in an elevated glazed corridor that connects two buildings of the university the membrane screen provides shading during the morning hours and amplifies low angle sunlight in the late afternoon.

Luminous Veil at midday.
Luminous Veil during the late afternoon receiving the low angle sunlight.
Close-up view.
Model studies of different membrane array and cable net configurations.