2275 Innovation and experimentation of adaptive model for curtain wall
Keywords:climate change, building envelope, testing
The entire construction sector is the protagonist, in recent years, of continuous research in terms of innovation of strategies and technical solutions leading to the progressive modification in the structure of the systems that make up the building envelopes, also to cope with climate change. Working on the envelopes today means, in fact, correctly adapting their performance reactions to dynamic climatic conditions. In this scenario, lies the current research, whose goal is the development of an adaptive model, using innovative materials based on the biomimetic approach, which can be applied to curtain wall systems. The investigation conducted through experimental evaluations in the laboratory, the TCLab testing section of the BFL of the Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, will provide the formulation of solutions to achieve an adaptive envelope that improves overall performance through new technological strategies. The methodological approach has been prepared on sequential phases, organized in thematic sections, related to a study phase and another application phase, which constituted a real added value to the research, realizing actions of applied experimentation with high-reliability results.