16:00 Kinetic Building Skins

Chair: Sandra Persiani, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

The application of auxetics in intelligent buildings
  • Material behavior of auxetics in both the natural and man-made worlds
  • Application of auxetic materials as architectural systems

Gabriel Tang, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Autoreactive architectural façades: unpowered kinetic building skins and the method of evolutionary optimization
  • Information transfer between biology and the functional properties of the building envelope
  • Applicable biomimetic design suggestions for responsive building elements
  • Strategies and possible applications scenarios for bio-inspired building envelopes

Sandra Persiani, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Effect of kinetic façades on energy efficiency of office buildings in hot and dry climates
  • Optimized kinetic façades or pattern via parametric design
  • Effect of kinetic façades on solar control and indoor thermal comfort
  • Smart façades: energy efficiency in office buildings

Cherif Ben Bacha, Laboratoire Architecture Bioclimatique et Environnement (ABE), Constantine, Algeria

Smart self-adapting origami structures
  • Self-adapting origami-inspired structures
  • Digital prototyping and small-scale physical models
  • Changing environmental conditions monitors through networks of embedded sensors

Matteo Botto, Politecnico di Torino; Silvia Fernandez De Alaiza Amador, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

17:30 End of Conference