Technical planning tasks and participants involved in planning Adaptive Buildings

DS 87-1 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 1: Resource Sensitive Design, Design Research Applications and Case Studies, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08.2017

Year: 2017
Editor: Anja Maier, Stanko Škec, Harrison Kim, Michael Kokkolaras, Josef Oehmen, Georges Fadel, Filippo Salustri, Mike Van der Loos
Author: Honold, Clemens; Binz, Hansgeorg; Roth, Daniel
Series: ICED
Institution: University of Stuttgart, Germany
Section: Resource Sensitive Design, Design Research Applications and Case Studies
Page(s): 131-140
ISBN: 978-1-904670-89-6
ISSN: 2220-4342


Adaptive Buildings constitute an interdisciplinary approach for realizing the next generation of buildings in order to reduce the immense material requirements and energy demand in all phases of the life cycle. Based on a novel cooperation between the disciplines of architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, adaptive support structures and adaptive building envelopes are developed within a Collaborative Research Centre. In order to reduce the high complexity and achieve a goal-oriented procedure during the planning of such buildings, a holistic planning process is required. The experiences of the development and the application of methods in the field of design methods are therefore required and form part of the interdisciplinary project. The goal of this paper is to analyze current planning processes, existing adaptive elements and to derive the basic technical tasks of the planning process and the participants of the planning team of Adaptive Buildings, taking into consideration the life cycle of these buildings. The results were investigated with the support of architects and civil engineers.

Keywords: Multi- / Cross- / Trans-disciplinary processes, Sustainability, Design methods, Adaptive Buildings, Holistic planning process


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