Adaptive and Dynamic Building Skin Design

Chair: Maria Eftychi, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

Energy Frames - A new technology for intelligent glazed façades
  • Façade technologies for the control of energy transport and indoor climate
  • Dynamic solar shading technologies for application in Energy Frames
  • Testing of the dynamic façades in practice

Frederik V. Winther, Rambøll, Copenhagen, Denmark

Biomimetic principles for thermally adaptive façades: thermal adaptability in nature and engineering
  • State-of-the-art of biomimetic designs for thermally adaptive building skins
  • Comparison study on the thermal adaptability of biological and technical systems
  • Applicable biomimetic design suggestions for responsive building elements

Susanne Gosztonyi, Energy and Building Design, Architecture and Built Environment, Lund University, Sweden

Analysis of potential biomimetic applications of skin and shell analogies on the building envelope
  • A taxonomic classification of the functional properties of the building envelope
  • Information transfer between biology and the functional properties of the building envelope
  • Strategies and possible applications scenarios for bio-inspired building envelopes

Leopoldo Saavedra, Institute of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Design and Building, Technical University Munich, Germany

Adaptive architectural envelopes for temperature, humidity and CO2 control
  • Biomimicry: from plant adaptation principles to adaptive architectural envelopes
  • Active materials according to environmental issues defined
  • Active material behaviour as actuators for innovative and low-tech façade design

Marlén López, Dep. of Construction and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Oviedo, Gijon, Spain

Lightweight modular structure for an energy-efficient adaptive building envelope
  • An approach for energy and environmental renovation of existing buildings
  • Modular and adaptive building façade and roof systems
  • Solar radiation and air flow management

Maria Eftychi, Dep. of Architecture, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

15:30 Coffee Break