The Future Envelope 2: Architecture, Climate, Skin

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Ulrich Knaack, Tillmann Klein
IOS Press, 2009 - Architecture - 142 pages
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The role of the building envelope - related to the energy performance of a building and the comfort of the user - is significant and, because of the sustainability aspect, is coming into focus more and more. Since the introduction of the double leafed facade, it is obvious that the climate performance of a building can be an important tool for architectural expression. Climate-oriented architecture is related to all aspects of building. It will affect the design as well as the building process and the construction itself. For The Future Envelope 2, specialists from the fields of architecture, engineering and research were asked to share their practical experience and their visions for the future of the climate-oriented building envelope."
 

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Contents

Market Movements and New Fašade Concepts
1
The Fašade Sector
13
Corrugated Glass as Improvement to the Structural Resistance of Glass
19
Climate integrated Design Climate iD of Building Skins
33
The Living Fašade
63
CROFT Climate Related Optimized Fašade Technologies
79
Research into Complex Fašade Geometries as a Response to Climate in the Work of Newtecnic Architects
89
Developement in the Technology of Fašades
107
Product Development
117
Requirements for CO2 Neutral Buildings and Cities from MicroClimate to the Fašade
131
ArchitectureClimateSkin A Summary
139
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About the author (2009)

Maarten Meijs is an architect and assistant professor at the TU Delft (Delft University of Technology). He is co-author of the textbook Cladding of Buildings and other publications.

Ulrich Knaack previously worked as an architect in DA1/4sseldorf and is now a professor of construction and design at the TU Delft (Delft University of Technology) and the Fachhochschule Detmold (University of Applied Sciences Detmold).

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