Parametric Design of Photo-catalytic Concrete Cladding Panels

Mar 27, 2013

The paper documents the research conclusions, design methodology, and development of a prototype for an exterior wall paneling system which utilizes proprietary self-cleaning photocatalytic cement panels. The developed method of design is performatively modeled utilizing data from site conditions as a means of customizing each particular cladding panel variation to its location. Buildings’ energy demands are closely related to the building envelope, and can be decreased with efficient envelope design. As the building industry continues to be among the main accessories to the looming energy crisis, sensible envelope design and choice of exterior cladding are imperative.

Nik Nikolov (Lehigh University)
Proceedings of the 2013 ARCC Spring Research Conference
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The Visibility of Research
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Architectural Research Centers Consortium

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