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Adaptive Façade – which criteria are needed?

Gosztonyi, Susanne LU (2015) facade2015 In facade2015. Computational Optimisation. Proceedings 1.
Abstract
Adaptability of facades is often conceived as a performative objective, and less as a formal objective. Hence, so-called ‘adaptive’ façade systems are highly engineered solutions that autonomously control the energy flow via highly-efficient materials, integrated technical devices and intelligent automation systems. As the design complexity and operation challenges of such façade systems are substantially increasing, the role of integrated design becomes a fundamental question. What sort of adaptation of facades is needed and what is needed to successfully implement it?
A meaningful approach to adaptive functions in facades must be discussed within the integrated design context to enable reliable and accepted solutions. Respective... (More)
Adaptability of facades is often conceived as a performative objective, and less as a formal objective. Hence, so-called ‘adaptive’ façade systems are highly engineered solutions that autonomously control the energy flow via highly-efficient materials, integrated technical devices and intelligent automation systems. As the design complexity and operation challenges of such façade systems are substantially increasing, the role of integrated design becomes a fundamental question. What sort of adaptation of facades is needed and what is needed to successfully implement it?
A meaningful approach to adaptive functions in facades must be discussed within the integrated design context to enable reliable and accepted solutions. Respective functionality must be combined with formal, aesthetic and social needs that equally have to adapt and/or react. And it must be embedded in the constructive goals for the facade structure and choice of materials to become an cooperating element and not an additive matter. Modern digital design tools and production techniques enable new potentials for embedded adaptation that can intelligently respond to the energy and comfort requirements through designed attributes of the construction itself. However, whatever approach is employed for the realization, the needs must be clarified. Hereby, architectural criteria are often missing and must be re-integrated in the objectives. This paper suggests a first sketch for an integrated design approach to functional and formal requirements for adaptation from the perspective of architectural design. The objectives are to start a critical discussion on needed criteria for an adaptive capability of the facade and to open the discussion about the meaningfulness of adaptive facades.
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facade2015. Computational Optimisation. Proceedings
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Pottgiesser, Uta; Hemmerling, Marco and Böke, Jens
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HS OWL, Detmolder Schule für Architektur und Innenarchitektur
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