Title:

The sun, wind and water in designs of exterior walls and facades – natural forces potential in shaping the architecture of sustainable development

Creator:

Tymkiewicz, Joanna

Abstract:

Examples of utilizing the potential of the sun, wind and water in design of the exterior walls and facades are shown against the background of the architecture of sustainable development. Use of renewable energy (photo-voltaic cells and wind turbines integrated with the body and facade of the building) and attractive external image of the building and design solutions of facades are discussed together with the need of protecting the building from the impact of the natural forces.

Keywords:

sun ; wind ; water ; facades

Date:

2012

Licence:

CC-BY 3.0