Architecture that Responds – Interactive Facades
Faades are but one part of the architectural process – they protect a building, can offer shading as stand as the separation between interior and exterior, all in the all, the front that a building presents. While faades have always been a notable architectural feature, evolutionary technologies are allowing for this feature to, sometimes literally, shine.
Describing this industry perspective change is Arup contributor and architect turned faade consultant Ignacio Fernandez in his report ‘Responsive Faades for Smarter Cities’.
“Faades are the screen wall of cities: put simply, things hang from them,” says Fernandez....