Adaptive Building Skins : ABS

14:00 Adaptive Building Skins

Chair: Andreas Hempel, International Academy of Architects

A framework for building with adaptive ability
  • Real-life examples
  • Identification of a gap in the framework and proposed adjustment
  • Suitability for certainties/uncertainties

Bart Janssens, University of Hasselt, Diepenbeek, Belgium

Performative integrative façades: from design research to built practice
  • Weather reactive façade
  • Ultra-high performance concrete panel
  • Adaptable mold system for waste and cost reduction

Roman Kristesiashvili, UNStudio, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Structural and Architectural Integration of Adaptive Photovoltaic Modules
  • Adaptive shading with a solar tracking PV facade
  • Two degrees of freedom: actuation of lightweight PV panels on buildings’ façades
  • Clean building integrated structure containing all utility lines and electronics

Prageeth Jayathissa, ETH Zürich, Institute of Technology in Architecture, Switzerland

Adaptive façades in temperate climates: An in-use assessment of the MediaTic Building, Barcelona
  • Inflatable ETFE sheets
  • In-use assessment
  • Survey of occupants satisfaction

Miren Juaristi, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

Comparing the performance of climate adaptive façades with static façades
  • Climate adaptive façades for retrofitting
  • Performance of three types of climate adaptive façades
  • Energy demand for indoor comfort

Eve Farrugia, University of Malta, Msida, Malta

15:30 Coffee Break