Thermal Responsive Performances of a Spanish Balcony-Based Vernacular Envelope

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Abstract

Many operable and complementary layers make up a vernacular adaptive envelope. With vertical operable translucent textile blinds, horizontal foldable glass doors with thin structural framing, wooden horizontal foldable frames with vertical rotational shutters, plants with dynamic densities, humidity concentrations, and opaque operable textile blinds forming the deep responsive façades of many Southern European buildings as part of the building envelope. This low-tech configuration utilizes behavioral human interaction with the building. On their own, these are singular mechanisms, but as coupled systems, they become highly advanced adaptive building systems used to balance temperature sensations. The research investigates such an adaptive envelope structure through identification of operable elements and their thermal and energy performances through computer simulation models. The designed research computational model includes assessment of heat reception and transfer, resultant operative temperatures, and adaptive comfort sensations. The aim of the research and the material presented in this paper is understanding the performance of native, local, low-tech systems as an opposing approach to contemporary high-tech, complex mechanical systems. The study finds that the operable elements and various compositions make a significant, yet less than anticipated, impact on adaptive thermal comfort temperatures.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBuildings
Volume9
Issue number4
ISSN2075-5309
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Keywords

  • adaptive envelope
  • thermal performances
  • spanish balcony
  • simulation and computational design studies

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Thermal Responsive Performances of a Spanish Balcony-Based Vernacular Envelope. / Foged, Isak Worre.

In: Buildings, Vol. 9, No. 4, 2019.

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