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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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Facadesplus 2013 nyc elizabeth bishop jonathan wilson  
Facadesplus 2013 nyc elizabeth bishop jonathan wilson