Session A6 : ABS

14:00 Design Methods for Sustainable, High-Performance Building Façades

Chair: Larry Bellamy, University of Canterbury, United Kingdom

Innovative tilted-glass building skins for improving environmental performance
  • Context-responsive façade design: One Museum Place, Shanghai
  • Reducing heat gain through tilted glass: Southernwood Tower, Singapore
  • Pros and cons of tilted glass

Brad Wilkins, Gensler, Singapore

Developing innovative façades with improved seismic and sustainability performance
  • Frameworks for evaluating façade designs and construction systems
  • Integrated design solutions for resilient and sustainable façades
  • Evaluation of novel vs. conventional façades

Larry Bellamy, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Performative aspects of geometrically complex building enclosures
  • Prescriptive remediation of conventional building envelopes vs. geometric driven design
  • Beneficial aspects of geometric driven envelope enclosures
  • Case studies of geometrically complex building envelopes and resulting performance benefits

Matthew Fineout, Smart Architecture, Pittsburgh, USA

Affordable and cost-effective high-performance housing - the Field of Dreams Eco-Community
  • Strategic approach to high-performance, cost-efficient housing
  • Structural Insulated Panels as a cost-effective modular building material
  • Challenges and lessons learned

Jörg Rügemer, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

Computer programming for performative and comfortable spaces
  • Internet of Things and architectural design
  • Data analysis and visualization

Rania Labib, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA

Lessons learned from forensic investigation of skin failures
  • How to better integrate different types of skin assemblies
  • Materials, methods, and design details to avoid
  • Maintenance impacts on building skins and how to minimize frequent required maintenance

Karim Allana, Allana Buick & Bers, Inc., Palo Alto, USA

Brief Presentations

Sustainable building skins for coastal environments

Robert Holton, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA

Vertical distribution of reflected solar radiation and re-radiation on buildings

Kengo Kawasaki, National Institute of Technology, Gifu College, Japan

Advanced building envelopes: design and construction methods

Massimiliano Nastri, Politechnic of Milan, Italy

World expositions and building skins: Energy-efficiency concepts and aesthetics

Tomasz Krotowski, Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning, Lodz, Poland

15:30 Coffee Break