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BUCKY LAB INNOVATIONS
The students from the Bucky Lab TU Delft are in the last phase before building their prototypes. This concept shows how to create a moveable transparent area in a liquid filled facade. The idea is made by Sam Zhang and Rik Rozendaal, and of course the liquid has to be thinner …
more infos of the projects later
dew point…sometimes problematic, but in this way very fascinating!
FUTURE ENVELOPE SYMPOSIUM 2011
This year, the 5th time the future envelope symposium was held in the TU Delft hosted by the facade research group led by Ulrich Knaack and Tillmann Klein. This years topic was all about technology transfer.
It was a well visited event with about 150 guests and a lineup with international speakers from different fields of profession.
The conference was divided into four sessions, each followed by a discussion. Close contact with the audience is always a fix part of the concept. As in past years we were happy to welcome a prominent list of speakers:
Prof. Wim Poelman leads the chair of Product Realization at the University of Twente. He bridges the gap between product design and the building industry.
Prof. Andreas Fuchs (FAT Lab Stuttgart) will speak about his experience with developing building services integrated constructions for the façade industry.
As a third speaker in this session Prof. Anne Beim from the Centre of Industrial Architecture (CINARK) at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts will talk about how the needs for industrial processes can be introduced into architectural design strategies.
Material and Technology
Thermoplastic composites are important materials for many contemporary high-end applications in transportation, industry and healthcare. Prof. Remco Akkermann is head of the Thermo Plastic Composite Research Centre at the University Twente and will speek about the potential of this material for the building industry.
Hans van Rennes is Vice President of the famous car manufacturer Spycker. He will share his knowledge about building automobiles and answer our question as to which technologies could be transferred from this industry to façade construction.
Designing on nano-scale could be a description of what Prof. Dick Broer does. He is head of the Department for Functional Organic Materials & Devices at TU Einhoven and will share his visions about the wide range of possible applications of polymer technologies for building envelopes.
Process and Management
The constant stream of new developments is challenging current process and management strategies. Prof. Stephen Ledbetter is head of the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology, University of Bath. He will speak about their integration into a craftsmanship driven building industry.
Lars Anders is managing director of priedemann facade consult a façade consulting company doing business around the world. His lecture will be about the challenges we face when trying to realize the growing complexity of building envelope in practice.
Design disciplines and with them the façade industry increasingly depend on data creation, 3D simulations and communication. Prof. Peter Russell, RWTH Aachen, shares his vision on the influence of data management on design and building envelope performance.
Architecture and Design
Prof. Daniel Dendra, architect and co-founder of OpenSimSim. The concept is an open dissemination of knowledge. He will tell us about the chances of web based collaboration tools for architectural design.
The lecture of Kasper Guldager Jørgensen will focus on the role of the architect. He is head GNX innovation at 3XN Architects in Copenhagen and his task is the integration of new technologies in their design process.
Front is one of the leading façade design offices in New York. Founding Partner Bruce Nichol will finalize the conference with his vision on future building envelopes.
Next year the future envelope will be held in Bath / UK more informations will follow.
Cool facade application. Imagine: You can make the windows opaque while taking a shower if you use the right shampoo.
FOAM FACADE FILLING
In 2009 imagine structure invited to an inspiring workshop in their new office in Frankfurt. Located in the famous Klappergasse the workshop took two days with a wide rage of experts
including architects, engineers, material scouts and participants from the industry.
The participants were:
Heiko Weissbach / Sauerbruch Hutton
Kari Silloway / KSP Engel und Zimmermann Architekten
Sabine Einhäuser /Hahlbrock GmbH
Johannes Fokken / Fischer Architekten GmbH
Andre Glück /Fischer Architekten GmbH
Lutz Langer / kadawittfeldarchitektur
Anna Gerlach / Benthem Crouwel GmbH
Martin Haas Behnisch Architekten
Margit Pfundstein BASF
Friedrich Dassler XIA
Holger Techen imagine structure
Matthias Michel imagine structure
Arne Köster imagine structure
Martin Manegold imagine structure
Thomas Auer Transsolar
Matthias Rudolph Transsolar
Tillman Klein Imagine Envelope
Marcel Bilow Imagine Envelope
Ulrich Knaack imagine Envelope
Within the sessions we imagined a foam facade filling concept that is able to adapt the transparency of the facade according to their needs and responsive to the outer conditions.
We will publish more about the concepts in one of the following imagine books but despite the fact we got the information that a company now produces these solution for greenhouses we cant resist to publish it now.
Have a look on the website http://www.sunarc.ca/english/insulation.html#opportunities and find out more about this product solution and because there are no pictures enjoy our video…moderation from Martin Haas and Holger Techen.
Is this photo real?
Calling Imagine ….. would this not be a great performative material for facades?
For anyone who is interested in biomimetics or biomimicry check out ASK NATURE website… It´s a great resource.
Some more geeky smart materials in facades from our friends at IMAGINE.
MOVING HOMEOSTATIC FACADE
Have a look at this sun shading device using smart materials. It might be a very expensive solution but its beautiness makes it worth of an large surface application.This is truely that kind of concepts we are talking about when it comes to new materials in facades. Its so imagine ….
The structure and its ability to change the overall apperance of the building makes my thesis that the new buildings ornament will become a function one step closer to reality.
more info: http://www.deckeryeadon.com/projects.html#
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