Pipes and other MEP equipment can be stored conveniently.

Exterior panels can be of photovoltaic material Retractable interior zig frame (z_frame)

With the zig-roof (z_roof) the topmost panel can be porous to enable vegetation, ventilation, etc.

Internal projectors can be placed inside the wall to make the outside surface a digital screen for displaying text, texture, animation, videos, or interactive touchscreen applications.

Interior/exterior panels can be backlit, underlit, etc

Retracted panel for easy storage, transport and assembly.

Straight wall at a 90 degree angle.

Wall/wall corner condition


Two overlapping frames at the corner

Exterior view of z_frames in action with perforated internal frames (less weight).

Wider angle with less material Attached portion of folding partition wall/door/window.

Areas of more material for structural bracing at crucial areas

Floor/wall corner condition


Protect joints based on code requirements

Intersection with existing wall for adaptive reuse and other applications.

Triangular cavity for insulation (aerogel, etc)

New/recycled mtl/plastic/etc material

Detail - s: 1-1/2" = 1'-0"


Schematics 3/4" = 1'-0"

ZigFrame Potential - Ability to use recycled, sustainable materials. - Capacity for integrating renewable energy. - Structural efficiency with lightweight materials, ability for regions of density, etc. - Thermal modulation with reduced thermal bridging (with triangular profiles). - Better acoustic performance with the angular profile and right insulation. - Energy reductions in design, construction, etc. - Novel and contemporary aesthetics for an architecture wall/floor/roof application, that is retractable, and can enable continuous (tiled) screen projection. - Ability to incorporate the next generation of touchscreen tech into buildings. (ArchThemes) - Capacity for allowing more light into spaces. - Ample MEP integration. - Economical in manufacturing,designing, and fabrication.

Hinge clips at corners

Zig-frame Schematics
Project number Date Drawn by Checked by Project Number Issue Date Author Checker

Zig-frame copyright 2012

Scale 3/4" = 1'-0"

4/19/2012 8:29:28 PM




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