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Bioclimatic Double-Skin Facades

1st Edition

By Mary Ben Bonham

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344 pages

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Visually enriched with over 250 photographs and drawings, Bioclimatic Double-Skin Façades is an essential reference guide for understanding the types and functions of double-skin facades. Author Mary Ben Bonham examines the history and continuing potential of double-skin architecture, informing on the variety of approaches possible and advising a rigorous integrated design process leading to application. Featuring a wide selection of architectural examples, the book will be of interest to professionals and students within the fields of architecture, engineering, and construction.

Characterized by a buffer-like air space between two glazed building skins, double-skin windows and facades aim to improve building comfort and energy performance. Double skins introduce complexity and initial costs, yet significant buildings in locations around the globe continue to select this approach. In addition to exploring motivations, benefits, and cautions for designing with double skins, the book provides a primer on fundamental facade design concepts and strategies for control of thermal, luminous, and acoustic environments. Chapters also address alternative types of high-performance facades and implications for each phase of facade design and construction.

Bioclimatic Double-Skin Facades promotes bioclimatic design that is inspired by nature, measured in performance, and uniquely adapted to climate and place. In-depth case studies illustrate how double-skin facades have been adapted to a range of climates and cultural settings: Marseille Library and Grenoble Courthouse in France, Cambridge Public Library in Massachusetts, Manitoba Hydro Place in Canada, and the Pearl River Tower in China.

Reviews

"The building skin is the lynchpin to achieving sustainability and resilience goals in buildings and urban habitat, and double-skin facades are an established strategy in pursuing these critical goals. Bonham makes an important contribution to this effort with a long overdue articulate and comprehensive review of double-skin technology and applications.

Bonham gifts us with an articulate, comprehensive and beautifully written review of double-skin facade technology and applications. This backward and forward look at this well-established strategy in the critical pursuit to resilient and sustainable buildings and urban habitat provides a much needed update and contextualization of this rapidly evolving technology."

Mic Patterson PhD LEED AP+

Ambassador of Innovation & Collaboration

Founder, Immediate Past President

Facade Tectonics Institute

Table of Contents

Front Matter

Case Study Location Map

Dedication

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword by Terri Meyer Boake

Introduction

1 A BIOCLIMATIC VIEW OF ARCHITECTURE

Bioclimatic design

Sustainable and regenerative design

Framework for analysis

2 Double-Skin Facade CONCEPTS & STRATEGIES

An integrative strategy

A bioclimatic kit of parts

Bioclimatic design concepts and strategies

3 Double-Skin Facade CLASSIFICATIONS

Cavity Partitioning

Ventilation Type and Mode

Structural Classification

Alternative nomenclatures

4 Double-Skin Facade History Part I: ORIGINS

Buffer zones in vernacular architecture

Mid-19th Century: Glass for Light and Heat

20th Century: Glass for Health, Thermal Comfort (and sometimes Ventilation)

Mid-20th century: Ventilation and acoustics in early DSF architecture

1970s: Energy focus feeds DSF development

1980s: Experimentation

5 Double-Skin Facade History Part II: ADAPTATIONS

1990s: Proliferation in Europe

21st century: Global expansion

Supertall

6 Double-Skin Facades: MOTIVATIONS & ALTERNATIVES

Motivations

Benefits, cautions, and costs

Alternatives

7 Double-Skin Facade PERFORMANCE IN PRACTICE

Façade performance

Façade design process

1 Pre-design: Concepts and criteria

2 Schematic design: Models and iteration

3 Design development: Simulation of performance

4 Construction documentation: Collaboration with fabricators

5 Bidding / final buyout: Final fabrication drawings

6 Construction & closeout: Mockups, installation, quality assurance

7 Post-occupancy: Evaluation and feedback loops

8 Double-Skin Facade CASE STUDIES

8.1 Marseille Library | BMVR de Marseille, 1997-2004, Marseille, France

8.2 Grenoble Courthouse | Palais de Justice de Grenoble, 1994-2002, Grenoble, France

8.3 Cambridge Public Library, 2002-2009, Cambridge, USA

8.4 Manitoba Hydro Place, 2004-2009, Winnipeg, Canada

8.5 Pearl River Tower | 珠江城大厦, 2005-2013, Guangzhou, China

Resources

Index

Climate Classifications Map

About the Author

Mary Ben Bonham is Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture + Interior Design at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is a registered architect, NCIDQ certified interior designer, and LEED accredited professional.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC000000
ARCHITECTURE / General
ARC004000
ARCHITECTURE / Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
ARC018000
ARCHITECTURE / Sustainability & Green Design