Parametric Design of Photo-catalytic Concrete Cladding Panels
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.