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High-Performance Double Skin Facade Buildings: Climatic-Based Exploration

Author/EditorAzarbayjani, Mona (Author)
ISBN: 9781138857353
Pub Date13/07/2022
BindingPaperback
Pages200
Dimensions (mm)246(h) * 174(w)
This book provides a comprehensive theoretical platform for the use and construction of Double Skin Facade projects.
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his book provides a comprehensive theoretical platform for the use and construction of double skin façade projects. The DSF concept has been used mostly in European buildings; however, its success in other climates should be addressed. Increasing numbers of buildings are featuring double skin façade technology in the US; however, still relatively few have been studied for their performance in operation.

This book gives architects a practical guide to analyze and evaluate the actual performance of double skin façade buildings in different climatic contexts. It is important for high-performance buildings to have tools to evaluate a design’s predicted performance to achieve specific sustainable goals. To determine that the application of DSF in different climates will provide better thermal comfort, building simulation tools analyze various thermal comfort parameters through studies of the façade and compare them with the actual building’s performance data. The book takes the reader on an on-site tour of eight DSF buildings around the US. Interviews with the buildings’ architects and engineers, owners, and users offer additional perspectives and insights into the construction and performance of these developments in building design.

This will provide architects with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities in integrating double skin façades into their projects.

his book provides a comprehensive theoretical platform for the use and construction of double skin façade projects. The DSF concept has been used mostly in European buildings; however, its success in other climates should be addressed. Increasing numbers of buildings are featuring double skin façade technology in the US; however, still relatively few have been studied for their performance in operation.

This book gives architects a practical guide to analyze and evaluate the actual performance of double skin façade buildings in different climatic contexts. It is important for high-performance buildings to have tools to evaluate a design’s predicted performance to achieve specific sustainable goals. To determine that the application of DSF in different climates will provide better thermal comfort, building simulation tools analyze various thermal comfort parameters through studies of the façade and compare them with the actual building’s performance data. The book takes the reader on an on-site tour of eight DSF buildings around the US. Interviews with the buildings’ architects and engineers, owners, and users offer additional perspectives and insights into the construction and performance of these developments in building design.

This will provide architects with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities in integrating double skin façades into their projects.

Mona Azarbayjani is the Graduate Program Director and an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, School of Architecture, where she is currently teaching comprehensive studios, core building technology courses, energy modeling, and interactive envelope seminars. Her research is focused on energy analytics, high-performance and healthy buildings, and user-centered design with new technologies.

1. Introduction, 2. Basics: Types of Construction - Box, Shaft, Corridor, Multi-Story Types, 3. Facade Tectonics, 4. Climatic Context and Design Solution, 5. Natural Ventilation and Double Skin Facade, 6. Performance Analysis and Case Studies, 7. Facade of the Future

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