Key Structural Aspects for Adaptive Facades - Activity Progress from the EU-COST Action TU1403 ‘Structural’ Task Group
- 1 University of Trieste, Italy
- 2 RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden
- 3 Lund University, Sweden
- 4 Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
- 5 CERIS and Faculdade de Ciĉncias e Tecnologia da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
- 6 Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
Copyright: © 2020 Chiara Bedon, Dániel Honfi, Marcin Kozłowski, Klára Vokáč Machalická, Filipe Santos, Thomas Wüest, Martina Eliášová and Miroslav Vokáč. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Adaptive facades are getting more and more widespread in modern buildings. These facade systems, among many others, need to fulfil the requirements of several structural considerations, such as structural safety, serviceability, durability, robustness and fire safety, being typically defined for standard facades and building enclosures in general. The current paper discusses special structural characteristics which need to be taken into account when designing adaptive facades and summarizes some recent efforts of the activities in progress carried out by the ‘Structural’ Task Group (TG2.4) of the European COST Action TU1403 ‘Adaptive Facades Network’.
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- Adaptive Facades
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