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id acadia11_56
authors Hoberman, Chuck; Schwitter, Craig
year 2011
title Adaptive Structures: Building for performance and sustainability
source ACADIA 11: Integration through Computation [Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA)] [ISBN 978-1-6136-4595-6] Banff (Alberta) 13-16 October, 2011, pp. 56-59
summary For most architects and engineers, the idea of optimizing a building’s design in relation to its location is so ingrained as to be a reflex. Still, most building professionals have a difficult time making the conceptual and practical leap to the notion of performance-based or “adaptive” buildings. We call these adaptive buildings because they can adapt their shape and function in realtime to environmental changes. This field remains far less developed than other areas of practice, but the logic of adaptive performance — which is time-based, responsive, and dynamic — is compelling. Buildings that continuously attune their configurations in accordance with changing environmental conditions use less energy, offer more occupant comfort, and feature better overall space efficiency than static buildings.
series ACADIA
type keynote paper
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