It’s an indisputable fact that the facade is an element, which has gotten out of its standard stativity and gained a more dynamic outlook.
The dynamic facade design doesn’t consist of plain windows, but of high technological windows with automatic shade control. Despite the good idea, projecting and putting such systems into use is a complicated task. Every building requires a different approach towards design according to what it will be used for. The climate and its direction are the main concerns. For a fact, the equipment for the design of a dynamic facade is complex and cannot be placed on every building. Carrying out the building’s outside covering procedures is connected with establishing particular details about the application – heating, cooling, lighting, as well as the inhabitants’ personal comfort, connected with preferences.
Dynamic facades design – kinetic-facade
The last research shows that the used electric energy for lighting, cooling and heating can be decreased to a great extend, if the buildings have an appropriate design, namely evenly distributed windows, which allows a good control of the lighting conditions during the daytime. This is also connected to the control of the used energy. This way a suitable temperature and pleasant lighting is assured. Synthetic lighting can now be regulated automatically. That way, through making the control automatic, the used up energy can be reduced in half. That is what makes the building’s dynamic design facade very attractive. Apart from saving electric energy, the emissions of carbon dioxide are reduced and conditions for a healthier environment can be established.
Dynamic facades design by Giselbrecht + Partner
The only doubt remaining is that the dynamic facade architecture, based mainly or entirely on technology, is inhospitable. It cannot be stated whether the use of such a technological facade system in such a manner, that it make it appealing to both the inhabitants and the people viewing in from the outside, is possible. The sense of cosiness, comfort and hospitability is different, according to different people’s tastes. Whether a universal model to answer everyone’s demands can be designed, is a question only time can answer.
Text by B. Angelov
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