When / November 07, 2017
Where / Pinakothek der Moderne – Architekturmuseum – TUM Department of Architecture, Munich, Germany
Who / The conference addresses creative and innovative professionals and researchers at the forefront of facade design. We will discuss tasks and issues in research, design and manufacturing of high-performance building envelopes. Participants will gain new perspectives on, and an enhanced insight into developments and research in design and engineering for tomorrow’s advanced building skins.
The ne-xt facades conference is setting the focus on adaptive facades: In the same way as natural organism adapt to their environment, adaptive facades are able to adapt to changing dynamic climatic conditions.
The COST Action TU1403 ‘Adaptive Facade Network’ is an international scientific network with the aim to harmonise, share and disseminate technological knowledge on adaptive facades on an European level.
The ne-xt facades conference is the official International Mid-term Conference
of the European COST Action TU1403 ‘Adaptive Facade Network’
During the mid-term conference first results will be presented to stakeholders from industry and design and the public. The goal is to share knowledge and discuss novel facade concepts, effective evaluation tools and design methods for adaptive facades.
Three working groups within the COST Action are dealing with
The main aim of the Action is to harmonise, share and disseminate technological knowledge on adaptive facades at a European level.
To download the Posterbook ‘Adaptive facade network Europe’ follow the link >
For more information to the COST Program and the COST Action just click on logos below:
Researchers as well as planners and professionals in the facade industry are all involved in developing concepts and technologies to increase interior comfort and reduce the energy consumption of buildings. It needs an integrated effort to provide successful and holistic concepts in the development, design and construction and to create a new type of architecture by bridging the disciplines of.
At the ne-xt facades conference you are welcome to meet multinational participants from all over Europe: architects, structural and mechanical engineers, facade engineers, specialists in building physics and energy design, material developers, researchers and manufacturers.
With that unique forum of outstanding experts we will discuss new developments and technologies for the design and manufacturing of high-performance adaptive building envelopes.
The program is organised in 4 sessions, each comprising four short lectures followed by a discussion. Researchers of the COST Action will exchange their ideas with representatives from practice.
Session 1 – New Functionalities
Increase in adaptivity of facades leads to new facade functionalities such as shape changing or adapting material properties, function enlargement by integrating HVAC systems or photovoltaics. Session 1 aims at analysing the state of the art of adaptive facades and cast a view ahead of future possibilities.
Session 2 – Digital Environments
This second session targets new digital developments and tools for the design, testing and monitoring of facades. It explores new concepts control, self-organisation, IT and the internet of things.
Session 3 – Climate Response
An optimized interior comfort and savings in operational energy is one of the main drivers for adaptivity in building envelopes. The session looks at new means of achieving and evaluating the desired performance. One important aspect is how that is done technically: By using high-tech versus low-tech solutions.
Session 4 – The Architectural Challenge
The implementation of new adaptive materials, components and facades always falls in the context of architectural design. But how are design and technology geared towards holistic new built applications? What is the role of the different stakeholders and how can the process of creating new innovative adaptive facades be organised?
09.00 – 09.30 Introduction Lecture
09.30 – 11.00 Session 1 – New Functionalities
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 13.00 Session 2 – Digital Environments
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 – 15.30 Session 3 – Climate Response
15.30 – 16.00 Afternoon Networking Break
16.30 – 18.00 Session 4 – The Architectural Challenge
18.00 – 19.00 Panel Discussion
19.00 Drinks and Networking
The conference topics focus on innovative design methods and technologies of adaptive facades as well as on research in the field of adaptive building envelopes. Based on this several sub-themes are defined.
IT and Sensor Technology Based Systems / Monitoring Systems / Digital Engineering and BIM / Simulation Tools and Testing Facilities / Façade Control and Interface Design / Adaptive Materials – Self-Assembly & Self-Organization / Cyberphysical Systems & Internet of Things
Adaptive Façade Technologies / Integration of HVAC / Life Cycle Engineering / Multifunctional Façade Systems / Façade Refurbishment / Advanced Geometries / Maintenance and Service / Adaptive Façade Structures / User Centred Approach / Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
Climate, Comfort, Bioclimatic Design / Energy Efficient and Daylight Design Concepts / Building Physics and Fire Protection
The Architectural Challenge
Design driven adaptivity / Process and Stakeholders / Façade Products and Services / Role of the Architect
Participants are welcome to send and abstract with a poster. These will be published in the conference proceedings.
Authors are invited to submit their abstracts (max. 300 words) and posters by September 15th, 2017 to email@example.com
The abstracts and poster and papers will be blind double-peer reviewed by the scientific committee. You can download the abstract template here.
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Associate Professorship of Architectural Design and Building Envelope
TUM Department of Architecture
Technical University of Munich