The Relationship of Form and Performance in Facade Design

May 13, 2015

This article provides insight into how a concern for geometry and proportion has continuously influenced the design of buildings over time. The focus of the work included here illustrates how environmental performance may be used as an organizing principle in the development of brise soleil systems. The examples presented have relied upon computational tools to understand the relationship between how iterative design developments of the building skin may evolve to improve levels of internal comfort.

Aaron Brakke (Universidad Piloto de Colombia; Whiteknee)
Rodrigo Velasco (Universidad Piloto de Colombia; Frontis 3d)
Presented at: 
2015 AIA / ACSA Intersections Symposium
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
The American Institute of Architects
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)

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