Evolutionary Optimisation of Façade Design

A New Approach for the Design of Building Envelopes

Authors: Zemella, Giovanni, Faraguna, Andrea

  • Explains in detail how optimization techniques can be applied to the design of building envelopes
  • Gives examples showing the advantages of adopting a holistic approach for performance-driven design
  • Explores how optimization – and performance-driven design in general – requires a change in the cultural approach to design for both architects and engineers
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About this book

Optimization techniques offer immense potential for the improvement of performance-driven design, since they allow the adoption of an holistic approach. This can lead to great advantages: optimal design solutions can be properly identified only if all criteria are considered at the same time, rather than separately. There are two barriers which obstruct optimization from being applied to building design: a technological barrier (applying the algorithms is not easy and can be quite time-consuming) and a cultural one (architects and engineers are required to change their perspectives as the design process has to be handled in a new way). This book explores these barriers from the perspective of both engineers and architects, and proposes a change in the attitudes of these two “actors”: an engineer and an architect develop a dialog which helps them understand each other’s perspective; in this way they find how they must both make a step forward.

About the authors

I (Giovanni Zemella) am a façade engineer at Arup. I specialize in analyzing the energy performance of façades and the effect they have on the overall behavior of buildings. During my PhD and my experience as a research fellow at the University, I studied evolutionary optimization procedures and applied them to the façade design.

I (Andrea Faraguna) am an architect working in Italy and Germany. My practice is addressed to projects of different scale within the city. My research is focused on the historical study of the design process and the relation between technique and architecture.

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  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-7205-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolutionary Optimisation of Façade Design
Book Subtitle
A New Approach for the Design of Building Envelopes
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-5652-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-5652-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5651-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-7205-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 121
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
Topics