Session A2 : ABS

14:00 Complex Geometries, Advanced Building Techniques and Materials

Chair: Matthew Fineout, Smart Architecture, Pittsburgh, USA

Creative envelopes - transparent and flexible
  • Long-span structural glass
  • Structural skins that integrate materials like cables, glass, and fabrics
  • Retractable envelopes

Michael Stein, schlaich bergermann partner, Stuttgart, Germany

Envelope systems for complex geometries: a multi-layered approach
  • Developing project geometry and constructive systems in concert
  • Detailing is critical - performance of the system depends on the weakest link
  • Success comes from full engagement, from conception through to installation

Matt King, T/E/S/S, Paris, France

Adventures in glass: The drivers behind the significant advances in glass technology
  • Interplay between innovation, design approach, designers and makers
  • Embracing glass in their design palette: Apple retail stores
  • The next emerging innovations in glass technology

James O'Callaghan, Eckersley O'Callaghan, London, UK

Advanced climate engineering strategies for performing envelopes
  • Optimizing the envelope performance for sustainable buildings
  • Advanced building envelopes for natural ventilation and enhanced daylighting
  • Innovative façade techniques, materials and operation

Wolfgang Kessling, Transsolar Energietechnik, Munich, Germany

An exploration of digital design/fabrication and assembly
  • Connecting fabrication and construction cycles
  • Dynamic façade system
  • Double curved and connected multilayer skin

Nassim Saoud, Gehry Technologies, Paris, France

15:30 Coffee Break