RECENT TRENDS IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN OF TRANSPARENT FACADES
Transparency is no longer limited to specific functions(e.g. illumination of the interior), but has become a tool of formal expression itself. Apart from the standard understanding of transparency as the use of light-permeable materials in façade design one can find other innovative and creative interpretations. This paper defines and describes the most recent and distinct trends, including: (i) redundant transparency – which employs innovative techniques to enrich the spatial depth of the façade; (ii) veiled transparency – which postulates advanced obstruction of transparency; (iii) multilayered transparency – which creates complex and daylight-responsive detailing; (iv) regulated transparency – which uses modern technologies to turn facades into light-valves; (v) perceptual transparency – which achieves the impression of transparency without the use of light-permeable materials.
The paper presents the result of a large case-study of one hundred buildings, located mostly in Europe and built between 2006-2016.
- Company:Wroclaw University of Technology
- Short Bio:PhD, is an architect and a tutor at the Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland. After receiving his doctorate in 2001, he became an assistant professor. His scientific interests focus on transparency in architecture, he teaches a course under the same title. Recently, he has joined COST TU 1403
- 30/06/2017, 14:35 GPD Finland 2017