Daniel Schwaag

Director
elegant embellishments

prosolve370e is a decorative facade module that reduces air pollution in cities. When coupled with architectural surfaces, the modular system can grow to effectively counter local pollution hot-spots. The modules' forms are devised to increase the efficacy of the photocatalytic technology, employing surface enlargement for better reception of light. 

prosolve, along with another project: a consumer plastic synthesized from atmospheric CO2 to yield a carbon negative construction material, represent a new substantiation of climatic condition in built form. These materials signify existing but often immaterial conditions that increasingly have impact on the way we live.

Daniel Schwaag is an architect who practices an entrepreneurial approach to architecture through elegant embellishments, the company he co-founded with Allison Dring, with the strategy of self-initiating projects for condition-specific spaces. The company specializes in the research and development of new off-shelf architectural systems for the adaptation or „hacking“ of buildings to a new set of environmental criteria, focusing on active environmental technologies, as opposed to a minimum resource approach to sustainability. 

elegant embellishments initiated and produced proSolve370e, a modular three-dimensional facade system. The facade's quasicrystal arrangement enhances the efficacy of its photocatalytic coating to effectively reduce air pollution in cities. proSolve was selected for the official German contribution of the XI Architecture Biennale in Venice and acquired by the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum as part of the permanent collection. The modules were recently installed on the facade of the hospital Torre de Especialidades in Mexico City.

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