Kinetic Solutions for Responsive and Communicative Building Skin

Abstract:

Article Preview

The skin of buildings represents the first level of communication between construction, man and environment. In this relationship, the concept of communication acquires different values, because it can be applied both to the architectural field in relation to the shape, and to the perceptive and communicative sphere, aimed to transmission of messages or even to the interaction of the architectural envelope with the user and the environment. This brings us back to the energy and sustainability aspects, since the primary role as a separation and filter layer of the building façades is that of shielding. The solution with a kinetic façade constitutes not only a possibility of climatic mediation between outside and inside, guaranteeing ventilation and protection from solar radiation, but allows to redesign the aesthetic, communicative and perceptive appearance of a building. The contribution focuses on the communicative and perceptive potential of the façades and the ongoing experimentations of the new smart materials applied to these.

Info:

Periodical:

Edited by:

Dr. Santina Di Salvo

Pages:

86-97

Citation:

S. Di Salvo "Kinetic Solutions for Responsive and Communicative Building Skin", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1149, pp. 86-97, 2018

Online since:

August 2018

Authors:

Export:

Price:

$38.00

* - Corresponding Author

[1] M. Fox, K. Miles, Interactive architecture.  Princeton Architectural Press,  2009 New York, p.27.

[2] S. K., Mandana ; M. Andersen, J. Wienold, Human responsive daylighting in offices a gaze-driven approach for dynamic discomfort glare assessment, Infoscience (2015) Lausanne, EPFL.

[3] K. Gasparini, Design in superficie. Tecnologie dell'involucro architettonco mediatico, Franco Angeli, 2009 Milano.

[4] C. L.Morgan, Jean Nouvel: Elementi di Architettura, Rizzoli Edizioni, (2002).

[5] S. Lee, S. Selkovitz, G. Hughes, S. Thurm S., p.1The impacts of dynamic façade shading typologies on building energy performance and occupant's multi-comfort, Architectural Science Review 60 (2017) p.1.

[6] K. Gasparini, A. Premier, Il movimento in superficie Sistemi di schermatura dinamici e facciate cinetiche smart, Tenda In&Out (1) 2012, pp.36-40.

[7] Information on http://facades.ning.com.

[8] B. Polomováa, A. Vargová, Night Image of Tensile Facades, Procedia Engineering 155 (2016) pp.306-312.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.08.033

[9] P. Zennaro. Architettura senza. Micro esegesi della riduzione negli edifici contemporanei, Franco Angeli, 2009 Milano.

[10] J. Chen, Y. Huang, N. Zhang, H. Zou, Ruiyuan, C. Tao, X. Fan, Z. L. Wang, Micro-cable structured textile for simultaneously harvesting solar and mechanical energy, Nature Energy 16138 (2016).

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/nenergy.2016.138

[11] A. Premier, dynamic façades and smart technologies for building envelope requalification, Screencity-International Academic journal. 1 (2012) pp.65-69.

[12] H. Zhang, H. Wang, W. Zhong, Q.Du, A novel type of shape memory polymer blend and the shape memory mechanism, Polymer 50 (2009) pp.1596-1601.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2009.01.011

[13] Information on http://publications.lib.chalmers.se/records/fulltext/214574/214574.pdf.

[14] B. Brownell, Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine our Physical Environment. Princeton Architectural Press, (2008).

[15] T. Peters, 201, Experimental Green Strategies: Redefining Ecological Design Research, Architectural Design 81 (2011), pp.14-19.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ad.1314

[16] K. Gasparini, A. Premier P. Zennaro, Building Envelope Requalification. Guidelines for Recovering Social Houses in R. Di Giulio, editor, Improving the Quality of Suburban Building Stock, COST action TU0701, UnifePress, Ferrara, 2012, p.6.

[17] Information on: http://www.kinetura.com.

[18] A. Menges, B. Sheil, g. Ruairi, M. Skavara, Fabricate 2017, London, Ucl Press, (2017).

[19] Information on: http://www.soma-architecture.com.

[20] Y. O. Elkhayat, Interactive movement in Kinetic Architecture, Journal of Engineering Sciences Assiut University Faculty of Engineering Vol. 42 No. 3 (2014), pp.816-845.

[21] Information on: https://architizer.com/projects/dragspelhuset.

Fetching data from Crossref.
This may take some time to load.