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Quality of life and user comfort has been formulated as a central policy concern, via the effect of the environment that had been built and the new technologies on human perception, which has become a strategic issue for the design of spaces, buildings and cities.
Room experience, acceptance and usability in one hand, authenticity and identification of the key criteria in another hand gave buildings and building components such as the facade more importance. The facade technology is not only the crossing point between interior and exterior space, but also leading the construction sector discipline in relation to the integration of components, the technical complexity and visibility of innovative developments. Designers and engineers are involved in a steady debate about which model dominates in relation to developments and innovations. Is it artistic and creative intentions, stylistic and material specific experiments or are there technical design and technical production possibilities optimizations?
Based on this background, the title of the next facade conference 2013, which will be held on 29 November 2013 in Detmold, is “DESIGN vs. DEVELOPMENT “. The conference will be held at the Emilie campus of the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Design, where you can meet international representatives from research, development and industry to exchange ideas on how to improve the innovation process in facades. This discussion will be about the economic keys and technological issues facing many European companies and planners. Central question is how trends and developments in the building envelope affect the comfort of interiors and buildings and thereby on human well-being. Speakers will be: Lena Klein Heinz – magma architecture in Berlin, Colin Davies – author from London, Robert Stevens – inhabit group from Sydney / London, Holger Strauss – Emmer Pfenninger from Basel, Thomas Auer – transsolar climate engineering form Stuttgart and others.