A Research Prototype for Kinetic Thin Glass Building Envelopes

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Abstract

This paper presents a kinetic research prototype for a space dynamically enclosed by transparent material. The prototype is made of polycarbonate strips, cold-bent into arches, and actuated by rotating their footings. The prototype demonstrates the novel use of a transparent material to create architectural space and highlights the potential of its use for creating kinetic facades. A study to produce an iteration of the prototype using thin glass as the dominant transparent material demonstrates the structural capacity of the glass for dramatic kinetic performance, and at the same time highlights various aspects for further careful consideration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of: International Conference on Emerging Technologies In Architectural Design (ICETAD2019)
EditorsMaziar Asefi, Mark Gorgolewski
Place of PublicationToronto
PublisherDepartment of Architectural Science of Ryerson University
Publication dateOct 2019
Pages105-112
ISBN (Print)978-1-64713-769-4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019
EventInternational Conference on
Emerging Technologies In Architectural Design
- Toronto, Canada
Duration: 17. Oct 2019 → …

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on
Emerging Technologies In Architectural Design
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityToronto
Period17/10/2019 → …

Keywords

  • thin glass
  • kinetic structure
  • kinetic architecture
  • active facade
  • research prototype

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