Design Parameter Structure for Architectural Elements of External Kinetic Facade

Seok-Hwan Ji, Byung-Yun Lee
2016 KIEAE Journal  
A B S T R A C T K E Y W O R D Purpose: This paper aims to analyse the composition system of architectural elements including shape, kinetic and material elements of kinetic facades and establish the design parameter system as a common conceptual and practical knowledge sharing platform with mechanical and electrical experts. Method: This research has been conducted in a three steps. At first, 120 cases of external shading devices are analyzed and their classification criteria have been
more » ... have been established. Secondly geometric, kinetic and material elements are categorized in a common kinetic facade coordinates system considering environmental effects and operation method, and the applicability of combination of each element are tested. Lastly core design parameters for each element have been established in a common office building installation coordinate. Result: Geometry elements are categorized into seven geometric shapes and kinetic elements is categorized into basic linear and rotational motion and combinational folding and rolling motion. The combined set of parameters for three elements composes the whole design parameters for architectural elements of kinetic façade. Design parameters of shape elements are composed of shape, installation and arrangement parameters; design parameters for kinetic elements are composed of axis and range parameters; and design parameters of material elements are composed of thermal, lighting and color parameters. ⓒ 2016 KIEAE Journal kinetic facade External shading device geometry parameter kinetic parameter material parameter
doi:10.12813/kieae.2016.16.3.035 fatcat:nuqxgmhdxvd3lghmuzcic4drgu