Atrium Skylight Shade System

A retractable sunshade system for a very large ( 35′ x 35′ ) square atrium skylight for a residence in Palm Beach. The mechanics of the system were successfully engineered and tested with a 1:4 scale model prior to final design – each of four shades is motor-driven and can function independently. RMD engineered custom support brackets, bearings, and shade tensioning systems – all had to integrate with other systems (opening skylight mechanism, HVAC, electrical) within constricted available soffit space. Ross Weene and associate Max Salgado worked on-site installing and tuning this custom system.

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