Architectural Membranes for High Performance Building Skins

Chair: Kayhan Nadji, Nadji Architects Ltd., Canada

Performance analyses of tensile membrane façades
  • Obtaining optical property of a textile membrane through photo-goniometer lab testing
  • External textile shade: assessing the impact on solar heat gain and energy consumption
  • Transformable membrane façade: assessing the impact on daylighting performance

Eve S. Lin, Tensile Evolution North America, Irvine, CA, USA

A lightweight plug-in adaptive envelope to reduce the energy consumption of existing buildings
  • Lightweight plugged-in adaptive envelope with rotating membranes
  • Design methods for sustainable, high-performance building façades
  • Evaluation of the natural lighting and thermal performance

Styliana Gregoriou, Dep. of Architecture, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

Architectural membrane for insulation of the building envelope
  • Energy efficient wall assembly for northern climates
  • Innovative exterior insulation panels
  • Environmentally friendly architectural membrane

Kayhan Nadji, Nadji Architects Ltd., Canada

Coated textiles: smart wraps for old and new buildings
  • Architectural membranes for high-performance building skins
  • Latest material developments
  • Case studies

Katja Bernert, Mehler Texnologies GmbH, Germany

Performace analyses of the Ducati superbike pavilion
  • Design and manufacturing of a membrane envelope for a temporary pavilion
  • Simulation of a lightweight membrane envelope through EnergyPlus
  • Validation of the results by means of physical tests

Mariangela De Vita, Dip. di Ingegneria Civile, Edile-Architettura, Ambientale, Università degli Studi dell'Aquila, Italy

15:30 Coffee Break