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Recently developed thin-film electro electropolymeric display prototypes demonstrate a significant new opportunity for dynamic façade applications that enable instantaneously switchable patterns to be embedded within the surfaces of insulated glazing units. In order to keep pace with rapidly advancing research towards responsive building technologies on multiple fronts, new robust frameworks are required to address the multi-scalar complexity, environmental, and socio-cultural performance possibilities inherent within their material behavior. 


In exploring methods to integrate bioclimatic and biological inputs in the design and testing of highly responsive technologies such as the Electroactive Dynamic Display System (EDDS), addressing environmental modulation, building demands, design intentions, and the diverse preferences of building inhabitants is essential. Our design methodology investigates these challenges through a visually immersive computational framework that integrates both quantitative and qualitative real-time feedback into the design and testing procedures for developing next-generation bioresponsive building envelopes.

Controlling solar heat gain associated with daylight is a significant challenge. In order to offset building heating and cooling loads associated with diurnal and seasonal variations in climate, a range of adaptable responses at the window is required. In contrast to existing dynamic building envelope technologies, emerging display technologies have the potential to actively reconfigure their basic patterns to respond to fluctuating bioclimatic flows while simultaneously adjusting to the changing visual desires of occupants.

Can we create dynamic buildings that adapt their surfaces bio-responsively?

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Anna Dyson, Bess Krietemeyer, Jason Vollen, Peter Stark, Brandon Andow, Nikhil Koroktar, K.V. Lakshmi, Nicholas Holt.

Advanced Materials 27.21 (2015): 3256-3265

Abhay Thomas (2011)

Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011. Vol. 7976. International Society for Optics and Photonics (2011)

Elizabeth Krietemeyer, Shane Smith + Anna Dyson (2011)

Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 133: 263-273 (2014)

David Menicovich (2014)

Reynolds Number of 10x4, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Volume 150, Pages 22-30. (2016)

Chris Letchford, Daniel Lander, Peter Case, Anna Dyson + Michael Amitay (2016)

Industry: SHoP Architects, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Arzon Solar, HeliOptic LLC

Can we create dynamic buildings that adapt their surfaces bio-responsively?

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team

Anna Dyson, Bess Krietemeyer, Jason Vollen, Peter Stark, Brandon Andow, Nikhil Koroktar, K.V. Lakshmi, Nicholas Holt.

sponsors

U.S. D.O.E., NYSERDA, NYSTAR

collaborators

Industry: SHoP Architects, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Arzon Solar, HeliOptic LLC

Abhay Thomas (2011)

Advanced Materials 27.21 (2015): 3256-3265

Elizabeth Krietemeyer, Shane Smith + Anna Dyson (2011)

Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011. Vol. 7976. International Society for Optics and Photonics (2011)

David Menicovich (2014)

Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 133: 263-273 (2014)

Chris Letchford, Daniel Lander, Peter Case, Anna Dyson + Michael Amitay (2016)

Reynolds Number of 10x4, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Volume 150, Pages 22-30. (2016)

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Recently developed thin-film electro electropolymeric display prototypes demonstrate a significant new opportunity for dynamic façade applications that enable instantaneously switchable patterns to be embedded within the surfaces of insulated glazing units. In order to keep pace with rapidly advancing research towards responsive building technologies on multiple fronts, new robust frameworks are required to address the multi-scalar complexity, environmental, and socio-cultural performance possibilities inherent within their material behavior. 


In exploring methods to integrate bioclimatic and biological inputs in the design and testing of highly responsive technologies such as the Electroactive Dynamic Display System (EDDS), addressing environmental modulation, building demands, design intentions, and the diverse preferences of building inhabitants is essential. Our design methodology investigates these challenges through a visually immersive computational framework that integrates both quantitative and qualitative real-time feedback into the design and testing procedures for developing next-generation bioresponsive building envelopes.

Controlling solar heat gain associated with daylight is a significant challenge. In order to offset building heating and cooling loads associated with diurnal and seasonal variations in climate, a range of adaptable responses at the window is required. In contrast to existing dynamic building envelope technologies, emerging display technologies have the potential to actively reconfigure their basic patterns to respond to fluctuating bioclimatic flows while simultaneously adjusting to the changing visual desires of occupants.

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