The role of the building envelope related to the energy performance of a building and the comfort of the user is significant and, under the aspect of sustainability, is coming into focus more and more.Since the introduction of the double leafed façade, it is obvious how the climate performance of a building can be an important tool for architectural expression.
Climate-oriented architecture is related to all aspects of building. it will effect the design as well as the building process and the construction itself. Specialists from the fields of architecture, engineering and research were asked to share their practical experience and their visions for the future of the climate-oriented building envelope.
Authors: Ulrich Knaack, T.Klein
Publishers: IOS press
Delft University of Technology , Faculty ofArchitecture, Chair of Design & Construction