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After years of studying fruit fly cells, three American scientists discovered a vital genetic link that illustrates how living organisms have adapted their biological rhythms to synchronize with the Earth’s rotation. The breakthrough garnered the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the trio, and proved without a doubt that all life on this planet is adapted to its revolutions. So if it’s a reality embedded into our DNA, why not our architecture? The groundbreaking Circadian Curtain Wall concept, originally devised by senior HOK facade specialist John Neary and developed in collaboration with WSP Built Ecology, aims to effect just that. Recently, Azure spoke to Neary, who broke down how it works.

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HOK’s Circadian Curtain Wall Concept Augments Wellbeing and Efficiency

The benefits of natural light are the driving force behind the circadian curtain wall concept, as facade specialist John Neary explains.

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