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KAPSARC  Facades  +  Performance  


Approach  to  Performance   A  balance  can  be  nego:ated  between  iconic  architecture  and   technical  performance  if  these  two  elements  are  cul:vated   together  from  the  outset  of  a  project.  


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Defining  Performance     For  KAPSARC  “high-­‐performance”  was  defined  by  client   requirements  such  as  LEED  Pla:num  as  well  as  other  factors   such  as  the  climate  of  the  site  and  building  codes  and   standards.  


Early  Form  Development  

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Form  +  Performance  


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Systems  +  Materials  


Selec:on  drivers   geometry impact resistance abrasion resistance and dealing with sand

UV resistance

implications on programme.

impact on structure local procurement

mass production

thermal performance


Selec:on  drivers   geometry impact resistance abrasion resistance and dealing with sand

UV resistance

implications on programme.

impact on structure local procurement

mass production

thermal performance


Abrasion  resistance  and  sand  


Abrasion  resistance  and  sand  


Ice  ball  impact  resistance  

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Local  procurement  op:ons  

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Thermal  performance   Cladding  type;   •  Roof              0.2  W/m2K   •  Punched  window  façade    0.8  W/m2K   •  Roof  lights        1.8  W/m2K   •  Courtyard  glazing      2.4  W/m2K  


Materials  shortlist  

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•  Materials shortlist • 

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Matrix


Development  of  various  façade  types  

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Façade  types   1) Punched window facade; 2) Roof; 3) Roof lights; 4) Courtyards; ;   2)  Roof;   3)  Roof  lights;   4)  Courtyards;  

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Punched  window  façade  –  ini:al  development  


Punched  window  façade  –  rule  development  


Punched  window  facade  


Punched  window  facade  

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Punched  window  facade  

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Punched  window  facade  

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SeZng  parameters  for  windows  


SeZng  window  parameters  

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Punched  window  facade  

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Punched  window  facade  

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Roof  development  

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Roof  development  

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Roof  development  

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Roof  development  

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Roof light development

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Courtyard  development  

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Mock-­‐up  Development  


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Site  Progress  


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