Special Issue "Responsive Architecture"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019)
Similarity architecture or responsive architecture has been a well-known term for more than 50 years. Originating in the middle of the last century, it has many definitions.
The basis, however, is the creation of buildings or structural elements of buildings that are able to adapt to external influences, external conditions, and overall outdoor environments. A building and its elements utilize physical states and force effects (light, heat, humidity, noise) in the form of sun, wind, and rain. These effects are used to make the building elements or the building as a whole change and adapt sensitively to create a suitable (self-sustaining, self-adaptive) sustainable architecture, building, and environment. The shape of the building will be able to appropriately adapt to environmental conditions. External conditions also cause the adaptability of the construction elements to create a suitable internal environment.
The Special Issue of Buildings on “Responsive Architecture” will also be dedicated to sensitive, creative, adaptable, and sustainable architecture. This issue will deal with case studies and demonstrations of concrete (real) situations from practice. It will also deal with the design of adaptive structural elements, and the constructional justification of designing an adaptive architectural detail of a building. All ideas that support the suitability of adaptive designs are welcome.
Prof. Dušan Katunský
Prof. Jeffrey Huang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Responsive architecture
- Structure of building
- Adaptive detail
- Building design
- Creative design
- Sustainability in architecture