Shading and shadowing: Concepts for an interactive strategy between solar control and aesthetics in the design of the facade. Reference to arid zones

A. Belakehal, K. Tabet Aoul

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to reconcile two of the facade's functions : 1)the control of solar radiation as the energy related function and 2) the aesthetical expression on its design. The approach adopted is to maximise the shading on the facade through an optimisation of its components. Then, using experimental aesthetics these facade's components are ordered in such a way as to achieve a harmonious composition. Arid zones of Islamic countries are the context of this study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-326
Number of pages4
JournalRenewable energy
Volume8
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aesthetics
  • Arid zones
  • Facade
  • Shading
  • Solar radiation control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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