Session A5 : ABS

10.45 Smart Materials for Adaptive Façades

Chair: Ben Bridgens, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Early experiments and concepts for bacteria spore-based hygromorphs
  • Bacteria spore-based hygromorphic materials
  • Assessing the strength and construction of the material
  • Potential mechanisms and form factors

Martyn Dade-Robertson, Newcastle University, UK

Soft robotic building skins
  • Emergence of soft robotics in architecture
  • Soft robotic building skin prototypes
  • Soft robotic building skins for the control of environmental conditions

Martina Decker, NJIT School of Architecture, Newark, USA

Computational design and digital prototyping for climate-responsive timber building components
  • Shape-changing wood building components
  • Complex movement patterns in multi-element components
  • Prototyping large scale shape-changing building components

Dylan Wood, Stuttgart University, Germany

Smart wooden actuators for solar driven and controlled shading systems
  • Wooden bilayers as sustainable and autonomous actuators, driven and controlled by the sun
  • Control of actuation pattern by material adapted design principles
  • Increasing the rate of shape change by systematic structuring

Markus Rüggeberg, EMPA, Switzerland

Design optimization of a self-shading smart material morphing building skin
  • Material selection for a morphing skin
  • Shape-based objective functions
  • Morphing wrinkle patterns for self-shading skin

John Brigham, Durham University, UK

Smart tiles - Application of the dynamic characteristics of shape-memory polymers to climate-adaptive building façades
  • Material systems reactive to environmental stimuli
  • Physical modeling with shape memory polymers
  • Façade retrofit applications for hot climates

Dale Clifford, California Polytechnic State University, USA

Architectural application of wood-based responsive building skins
  • Material development and durability testing of wood-based responsive cladding
  • The first full-scale, permanent building with hygromorphic responsive cladding
  • Building integration and architectural functionalization of responsive wood composites

Ben Bridgens, Newcastle University, UK

Brief Presentations

Color change temperature in thermos-chromic façades for the energy efficiency of buildings

Maria Gavira, IETcc, Madrid, Spain

Energy efficiency by joining groupware with building automation

Stephan Weismann, ZAE Bayern, Würzburg, Germany

12:30 Lunch