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AL JANOUB STADIUM

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PORTE MAILLOT

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LA CAPELETTE

What inspired to design a Breathing Skin ? more information at www.breathingskins.com

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The Breathing Skins technology is inspired by organic skins, that adjust their permeability to control the flow of substances between inside and outside. Pneumatic muscles regulate the amount of incident light, views and air passing the Breathing Skins facade. more information at http://www.breathingskins.com/ , recent publication on archDaily: http://www.archdaily.com/789230/let-your-building-to-breathe-with-this-pneumatic-facade-technology

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Bioskin

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  • the wind gives  the building a constantly changing facade further reinforced at  nighttime with lighting in changing colors
  • The facade can be lit up at night using different coloured LED lights. creating huge light shows

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  • Combining photovoltaic technology and piezoelectrics, Solar Ivy's unique, patent–pending system continues to grow and to challenge our notions of what solar power can and can't do.

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The fact is ITS ALL ABOUT THE CAVITY!! Reduced Energy Consumption Natural Ventilation Acoustic Insulation Occupant Comfort/Productivity Additional Security

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The four main configurations of Double-Skin Façades are highlighted as follows: Box Façade Corridor Façade Shaft-Box Façade Multi-Storey Façade

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  • "Good design doesn’t cost, but it pays." [Richard H. Driehaus]
  • good design is potentially good business
  • signature architects
  • office buildings designed by signature architects have rents that are 5-7% higher and sell for prices 17% higher
  • "Good design is good business." [Thomas Watson, Jr.]
  • Good design depends on a good design process.
  • great designers have taught us how to translate the inherent complexities of architectural design into subsets of interlinked decisions with an eye on the overall result
  • "When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong." [Richard Buckminster ‘Bucky’ Fuller]
  • consider what kind of elements may justify a premium
  • design beyond the baseline minimum necessity
  • the premium is justified on the basis of the value of the design
  • buildings with high environmental ratings are attracting tenants quicker than similar buildings without ratings
  • The challenge remains how to manage and deliver projects where longevity and worth are valued along with cost and price
  • Educated clients and developers realise that good design – including high performance – is good business – Green is the colour of money
  • "What works good is better than what looks good.  Because what works good lasts." [Ray Eames]

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  • Kinetic, solar-responsive curtain wall system can reduce solar gains on buildings by 81%

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    “TU Graz_Advanced Building Skins_2012.Pdf.” n.d.
    “Ilôt V1 : Démonstrateur.” n.d.
    Barg, Steve, Forest Flager, and Martin Fischer. n.d. “Decomposition Strategies for Building Envelope Design Optimization Problems,” 8.

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