Designing Kinetics For Architectural Facades

Author: Jules Moloney
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136709036
Size: 15.52 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 98

Architectural facades now have the potential to be literally kinetic, through automated sunscreens and a range of animated surfaces. This book explores the aesthetic potential of these new types of moving facades. Critique of theory and practice in architecture is combined here with ideas from kinetic art of the 1960’s. From this background the basic principles of kinetics are defined and are used to generate experimental computer animations. By classifying the animations, a theory of kinetic form called ‘state change’ is developed. This design research provides a unique and timely resource for those interested in the capacity of kinetics to enliven the public face of architecture. Extra material including animations can be seen at

Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures The Next City New Technologies And The Future Of The Built Environment

Author: Gabriela Celani
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783662473863
Size: 20.59 MB
Format: PDF
View: 74

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures, CAAD Futures 2015, held in São Paulo, Brazil, in July 2015. The 33 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 200 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on modeling, analyzing and simulating the city; sustainability and performance of the built space; automated and parametric design; building information modelling (BIM); fabrication and materiality; shape studies.

Kinetic Architecture

Author: Carolina Stevenson
Publisher: Birkhauser
ISBN: 3034608071
Size: 17.71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 32

Since architecture is generally conceived and built as stationary and sturdy, kinetic architecture exerts an special fascination. It can be described as the outcome of integrating movement into the built environment. The form, size, position or state of a building alter in response to the changing requirements of its function, users or environment. Kinetic architecture comprises completely movable structures, movable components such as roofs or interior walls and alterations to a façade, for instance by integrating PCMs (phase-change materials). This book presents kinetic architecture as the answer to functional requirements: must the entire building be mobile, must it adapt to changing conditions or must it allow for quick assembly? It documents the various technical options for realizing kinetic structures. The range of applications stretches from a residential building with a completely kinetic facade to sliding apartment walls to folding or hydraulically retractable stadium roofs.

Kinetic Architecture

Author: Charles Linn
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 9781864704952
Size: 20.17 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 11

A shift in the architecture industry’s focus in the last 20 years toward ecological concerns, long-term value, and user comfort has coincided with significant new developments in digital controls, actuators, shading typologies, building physics simulation capability, and material performance. This collision has afforded architects an expanded set of opportunities to create architecture that can respond directly to environmental conditions, resulting in innovative façade designs that quickly become landmarks for their cities. Authors Russell Fortmeyer and Charles Linn trace the historical development of active façades in modern architecture, and reveal how contemporary architects and consultants design and test these systems.

Cooperative Design Visualization And Engineering

Author: Yuhua Luo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642408403
Size: 12.18 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 80

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering, CDVE 2013, held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in September 2013. The 34 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers cover all the topics of cooperative engineering, basic theories, methods and technologies that support CDVE, cooperative design, visualization and applications. There are special contributions dealing with the cooperative issues brought by the Internet of things - such as the situation in the ambient assisted living systems. Other papers in the volume cover a wide range of cooperative application topics such as cooperative e-learning, cooperative decision making and cooperative simulation etc.

Interactive Architecture

Author: Michael Fox
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781616895112
Size: 17.77 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 30

Recent technological developments in biology, computation, cybernetics, engineering, industrial design, materials, and robotics allow architecture to evolve beyond static functionality and become an active participant—with the capacity to perceive, react to, and connect—with humans and the natural world. The first process-based guide by Michael Fox and Miles Kemp introduced interactive architecture in 2009, and the past few years have seen its prototypical potential unleashed, manifest in the eighteen inventive projects featured in this follow-up, the latest in our Architecture Briefs series. Interactive Architecture: Adaptive World illustrates how structures can process information, make observations, and utilize tools to translate natural systems and create seamlessly integrated environments, from data-driven light installations, responsive sculptures, and performative materials, to smart highways, dynamic spaces, kinetic facades, and adaptive buildings. Ambitious projects from around the world, including Abu Dhabi, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Sochi, and Zurich, are illuminated by photographs, diagrams, and renderings.