DigFab Sunscreens is a project developed as part of the course Advanced Construction (ARCH678) of the March programme of the McGill University School of Architecture. More specifically, the project consisted on the design and fabrication of a series of prototypes for a sunscreen to prevent the entrance of excessive sunlight through the windows of the first year studios at the Macdonald-Harrington building.
The budget requested to McGill Sustainability Projects Fund was 6000CDN to cover material expenses incurred in fabricating the prototypes. The sunscreens were designed and fabricated by the MArch Advanced Construction students of the fall 2012 semester. The projects were presented on Dec 14th 2012 and their portfolios were finally submitted on Dec 21st 2012. A summary of the projects will be included in the course website from mid January 2013. The prototypes are currently on display at the first year studios at the Macdonald-Harrington building in the downtown Campus.