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Kinetic facades and kinetic architecture

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Shahzad shafique
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Kinetic façades are an effective strategy to target energy efficiency against climatic changes and dynamic human needs. A well-designed building facade needs to be much more than just aesthetics as we are now facing an increasing demand to meet more stringent ecological, social, and economic performance requirements to counter climate change. Buildings need to be responsive to the climatic context, and since the building façade is the boundary between the external atmosphere and the interior, the design and adaptability of the facade become a key factor in the development of sustainable and energy-efficient buildings.A substantial share of the energy consumption in buildings can be attributed to the air conditioning in this region. Cooling buildings during summer is a major environmental problem in many Middle Eastern countries, especially since the electricity is largely dependent on fossil fuels. The building facade is critical to shield against harsh climatic conditions, thus the advancement of this system will help transform the traditional role of the facade as a filter to a more active role, which includes in some cases the integration of photovoltaic cells, to generate energy rather than just save energy.The focus was on creating façades through an interesting use of materials and ornamentation. These façades were primarily static, but would appear to change through the day with the movement of the sun. Over time these façades would change naturally as the materials aged with exposure to the climatic elements of wind, water, and the sun. With advances in building construction technology, availability of newer materials and the evolution of contemporary architectural styles, the approach to architectural facades has significantly transformed.

https://wfmmedia.com/benifits-of-kinetic-facades-in-building-prefabricated-buildings/

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