Category: Facades

Preparation for the International Conference on Adaptive Facades – FACADES 2018 – Adaptive!

On 26th and 27th November 2018, the Competence Centre Building Envelope of Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts will host the international conference FACADE 2018 at the KKL Lucerne,…

Special session “Adaptive building envelopes”, 17/05/2017

The special session about “Adaptive building envelopes” has been held on 17th May 2017 at the ICBEST 2017 – Interdisciplinary perspectives for future building envelopes in Istanbul, Turkey. The session…

Supervision of MSc thesis about effects of facade surface geometry on energy performance in dutch schools

Lars Kraakman worked on a complex topic, analyzing folding facade structures and their  potential for energy performance optimization if applied on schools in Netherlands.  he used Rhinoceros/Grasshopper to…

Presentation at the PowerSkin conference_Munich, Germany, 19/01/2017

The international conference Powerskin in Munich is linked to the international fair BAU2017 and deals with innovative facade developments covering the fields Environment, Facades and Structure. I have the pleasure…

Presentation at the Facade2016 – Conference on Building Envelopes: What’s next?_Lucerne, Switzerland, 07/10/2016

The international conference Facade2016 in Lucerne deals with questions about the future potentials for and role of building envelopes. I got the opportunity to do lecture about Biomimetics…

Preparation for special session at ICBEST 2017 conference_future building envelopes

The international conference ICBEST 2017 targets at emerging building envelope systems and technologies and offers a worldwide forum for building envelope architecture and engineering. I have the honour to host…

What are adaptive facades? – facade2015, 27|11|15, Germany

Presentation of “architectural criteria for adapative facades” @ facade 2015 COMPUTATIONAL OPTIMIZATION in Detmold, Germany. What is the role of adaptive facades? The conference facade2015 dealt with the topic…

Thermal adaptation for facades – Advanced Building Skins, 3-4|11|15, Switzerland

Presentation on: “Biomimetic principles for thermally adaptive façades: thermal adaptability in nature and engineering” @ 10th Conference on Advanced Building Skins, Bern, Switzerland. How can nature teach thermal adaptation for…

Showcase research for facades – Fachkongress Energie und Architektur, 15|10|2015, Austria

Organisation and moderation of 2 sessions “INNOVATIVE PRODUKTE I: MATERIALIEN FÜR FASSADEN. Showcase und Vorstellung technischer Visionen im Bereich intelligenter Fassaden.” @ Energie und Architektur, Vienna, Austria. The 4th congress “Energie und…

efn mobile Workshop, Delft, 15 – 17 June 2015: ThinkingSkins

WORKSHOP ADAPTIVE FACADES – TU DELFT [FACADE WEEK] “The EFNmobile – “ThinkingSkins” workshop started on Monday, June 15th at the TU Delft. After an introduction by Susanne Gosztonyi about the…

BioSkin – biomimetics for facades

BioSkin – Forschungspotenziale für bionisch inspirierte energieeffiziente Fassadentechnologien The basic research study “BioSkin – Research potentials for biologically inspired energy efficient façade systems” aimed at the identification of…