With the influence of climate factors on urban growth, architecture, especially façade design, has adapted to these factors. The building sector contributes significantly to climate change, and it can be controlled by changes in its façade system. On the other hand, the form and design of the façades as a visual element of the buildings contribute to the city and can impact the culture and the city's identity.
On the other hand, a building façade is usually a visual expression of its design aspects, enabling various experiences for people around the building. One of the most critical impacts of building façades is their visual impact on the city environment which can be improved by the desired computational design of the façade. Different forms, shapes, or designs of the façade can be felled by people in the surrounding building and affect the quality of life in that area. The visual impact of the façade design can cause people a feeling of belonging to the city while helping to make the city identity. Furthermore, it can improve living quality for people and cause more social interactions and a livelier environment for the city. A categorization of façade design will be formed, and by analyzing those categories, potential ways of using them will be tested.
The working title of Negarsadat's thesis project is Understanding the Façade Retrofitting by Minimizing Heating and Cooling Demand while Considering the Impact of Façade Design on sustainability and livability of the City.
Contact Negarsadat at negarism AT gmail.com