Facades are basically the skin between indoor and outdoor space for buildings. What matters here are how this skin controls the environmental behavior of buildings. There are lots of factors and parameters from building itself and the context it has been designed in. Designers always looked at these factors as benefits or harms and decision making to choose which parameter take what role-playing is the most important part. The question here is: How we can come up with a better response to environmental changes from different sources it related to? To cover up a great answer, an adaptation may be a good fact to these changes. Responsive facades are one of the approaches designers take advantage of through this way. It means we can set our elements adapted to solar radiation or we can have our openings right in a way how ventilation could be controlled. The more function we define for façade the more controlling ability it could have in different situations. During a year there are special conditions coming through a building to interact and it should have the ability beside capacity of handling them adapted to human comfort. Façade engineering is all about designing by the most integration to these situations.
One of the greatest parts of façade design is to have it dynamically responsive to different condition all toward having the qualifications adapted to human comfort. When it can provide different actions according to what it needs, the functions could be set not with a huge impact on user’s discomfort but guarantee the way we can have more efficiency both in building and user behavior. The procedure here we need is to have every element working together and act like we want to use the sources environmentally. Sun radiation and daylight need to be controlled in way of visual and thermal comfort. Materials and detail designing have to be implemented toward the demands according to where the project placed. All mentioned above are items we are working on to design modular parts can be attached to the façade to have this dynamical responsivity and make the building work with the environment.
By all pointed out, our team is now working on different patterns could take actions on flexible behavior as modular responsive façade. Here are some titles we are ready to consult on, design for, analyze and optimize or even construct:
– Modular design from tinniest details according to CWCT or other standards.
– Designing and façade engineering on a different type of surfaces, multi-curve or else.
– Analyzing the façade interactions with sun and wind in different condition and different sides to have qualified spaces.
– Responsive façade design as a package by using low-cost material and low-tech facilities.
We are trying to bring highs to lows from special projects in the world to make them available and affordable. We as some young engineers are following master architects who played an impact role in following projects which can teach us a lot about the mechanisms and procedures and these consistencies are all set as try to develop their efforts. Further news will be added to this page so please follow our progress from here.