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  • ACT Facade featured image

    ACT Facade

    Due to material and technological advancement during the last century, transparency has become a prominent trend in contemporary architecture. Howeve…

  • ETFE Membrane Envelope Strategies featured image

    ETFE Membrane Envelope Strategies

    Airflow within the cavity of double-skin facades is a key component of adaptive building envelopes which change thermophysical properties to meet cha…

  • Design Principles For Museum Daylight Systems featured image

    Design Principles For Museum Daylight Systems

    This research unlocks the relationship between space, structure and light in nine unique museums developed by architect Renzo Piano. Renzo Piano uses…

  • Catalytic Conversion featured image

    Catalytic Conversion

    Nowadays, the power of images is seductive. Bold and complex facades often have an innovative appearance but superficial tectonic depth; experiential…

  • The Performative Double-Skin featured image

    The Performative Double-Skin

    Double-Skin Facades (DSF) are well-known to boost the thermal performance of a façade: they can provide extra insulation in the wintertime and lower …

  • CR∆CKİNG THЄ C󉘳DЄ // DYN∆MİC L∆B F∆C∆DЄS featured image

    CR∆CKİNG THЄ C󉘳DЄ // DYN∆MİC L∆B F∆C∆DЄS

    The real estate market continues to demand “all glass” buildings often to the detriment of human comfort and thermal performance. For an office build…

  • Reconfigurable Terracotta Facade featured image

    Reconfigurable Terracotta Facade

    The traditional building facade as a permanent construction does not actively respond to the differing needs from varying weather conditions. Convent…

  • Kinetic Solar Envelope featured image

    Kinetic Solar Envelope

    Kinetic responsive systems are gaining attention in architectural applications, to reduce the building’s energy consumption and environmental impact,…

  • Multi-domain Assessment of a Kinetic Facade

    An assessment workflow was created to simulate and evaluate the performance of a kinetic facade in an interior space. It includes parameters of energ…

  • Generative Design Tool featured image

    Generative Design Tool

    The piezoelectric facade as a self-sustained technology can generate a considerable amount of energy by converting swaying motions (actuated by the w…

  • Edge Lighting Glazing with Hidden Fixtures

    Dynamic architectural lighting in urban areas is a key element in creating attractive nighttime icons in addition to potentially generating advertise…

  • A Compact, Unitized Double Skin Facade featured image

    A Compact, Unitized Double Skin Facade

    Driven by an increasing demand for high thermal and acoustic performance, transparency, and low maintenance costs, a number of facade innovations hav…

  • Adaptive Building Envelope featured image

    Adaptive Building Envelope

    Designing a multi-functional building envelope as an architectural façade, environmental interface and solar collector is a multi-objective explorati…