Day 2, Session Block E

Digital Fabrication and Material Systems of the Building Envelope

Chair: Chris Knapp, Bond University, Queensland, Australia

Prototyping of composite structural envelopes through CNC and robotic fabrication
  • Digital workflow from architecture to engineering to fabrication
  • Composite strategies for integration of structure and envelope
  • Experiential and structural performance

Chris Knapp, Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University, Queensland, Australia

Advanced ceramic environmental screens
  • Parametric environmental ceramic surfaces
  • Analysis of experimental fabrication processes
  • Prototypes and simulation results

Rosa Urbano Gutierrez and Amanda Wanner, School of Architecture, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

Metal mesh shading devices optimization by parametric approach design
  • Energy demand and daylighting analysis of office unit
  • Geometry optimization for improved solar shading component performance
  • Building performance simulation and analysis to enhance indoor comfort

Andrea Zani, Dep. of Architecture, Built Environment and Costruction Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Advanced BIM tools for building planning, collaboration and analysis
  • The impact of BIM on planning and collaboration processes
  • On-demand information, real-time data analysis and collaboration
  • Future challenges and opportunities

Kai Oberste-Ufer, DORMA, Germany

10:00 Coffee Break