A roadmap for capturing user-adaptive facade interaction

A. Luna-Navarro, R.C.G.M. Loonen, Shady Attia, M. Juaristi, Senem Bilir, Fabio Favoino, S. Monteiro Silva, R. Meteus, M. Almeida, A. Petrovski, M. Overend

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Adaptive façades are building envelopes that interact with users and vary their performance or properties (controlling thermal or solar energy, air flow and/or daylight) in response to changing external conditions and indoor needs. However, effective adaptive façade solutions that provide an optimal balance between user comfort, satisfaction and energy efficiency cannot be achieved without a comprehensive knowledge of the user-façade interaction. A systematic literature review was conducted to highlight the implications of occupants environmental control in interactive systems and provide up-to-date research suggestions to address the complexity of user – adaptive façade interaction. The main objective of this poster is to facilitate discussion on two of the multidisciplinary features of a satisfactory user - adaptive facade interaction: (1) the interface between users and facades and (2) the acknowledgment of the interaction strategy as a “loop”, in which users’ feedback enhances automatic control strategies. Lastly, a map of research gaps and future research directions / objectives is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of NE-XT facades – Adaptive Facade Network
EditorsP.L. Molter, M. Mungenast, M. Banozic, O. Engelhardt, T. Klein
Place of PublicationDelft
PublisherTU Delft Open
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9789463661058
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventNE-XT facades cost action TU1403 adaptive facades network mid-term conference - Munich, Germany
Duration: 7 Nov 20177 Nov 2017


ConferenceNE-XT facades cost action TU1403 adaptive facades network mid-term conference
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  • occupants satisfaction
  • user interaction
  • interface
  • adaptive facade
  • control strategy


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