Component Façade

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/// Component Façade

IMAGINED BY: Leonie van Ginkel, guided by T. Klein

DATE: 18/05/2009

KEYWORDS: prefabricated, modular, ventilating, heating, cooling, adapting, envelope, aluminium, plastics, composites


This scenario is based on the idea that the façade itself does not have an independent load-bearing structure but consists of equally shaped interconnected components.
The results of a form study showed that the optimum shape for such a component is a hexagon. In nature, we find hexagons in honeycomb structures that contain maximum amounts of honey with minimal amounts of beeswax.
The assignment of the functions and components is described in a diagram. In a simplified manner, the diagram shows the assignment of a selection of functions to components, and the interfaces between them. In principle, each of the components can fulfill a different function. All of them, however, fulfill the structural function.

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