The objective of this design challenge was to draw inspiration for a polyvalent building façade from a piece of fabric - I chose to analyze a modified plain-weave textile with fibers of varying thickness. When exposed to light, I noticed that the fabric’s thinner fibers became translucent, whereas the thicker strands remained opaque. This metamorphosis inspired the use of a translucent insulating material in combination with opaque structural members as a means of achieving a similarly diverse visual experience within the facade. Along with the aesthetic parameters of the design was a functional objective – each façade was meant to reduce the heating and cooling load of the interior space. In this case, the thin, blind-like slats and aluminum overhangs were designed to block high summer sunlight but allow the low winter sunlight to enter, thus reducing both cooling and heating costs. The position of the aluminum overhangs also allows daylight to be reflected upward towards the ceiling, creating a pleasant, diffuse lighting condition.