Research objective dynamic shading system evaluation in terms of effectiveness and thermal-visual comfort. Issues such as system basic categorization, materials technology and basic structural principles for system installation are being analyzed. Furthermore, basic mechanical transformations and relevant case studies are being presented. Research is focusing on dynamic shading systems contribution in energy saving, control strategy and users satisfaction level. The last part of the research is dedicated to a new dynamic shading system proposal called symbiont. The proposal includes design and construction blueprints, visual renderings and animations. Energy saving and impact assessment is conducted through Ecotect software. Annual daylight assessment (daylight factor analysis) accomplished through Diva for Rhino software (220.127.116.11 x64, Solema).Model simulation was based on Athens climatic data (GRC_Athens.167160_IWEC).