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The Carbon Neutral Design Project:
Carbon Neutral Teaching: Curriculum Materials Development
Edna Shaviv and Abraham Yezioro
Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning | Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Combined “Solar Architecture” studio and theory courses - fourth year undergraduate elective distribution

Passive Heating - Active Facade

Passive Heatiing

Design Performance Objective

Facade Design Study

The project proposes an active façade that adapts itself according to seasonal changes. The south façade wall is composed by two layers of polycarbonate while between them a layer of air. In winter time this wall is fully exposed to the sun, heating in this way the air in the mid-layer. This hot air is then transferred, by fan, to the north residential units which are not receiving, directly, solar radiation. In summer time an additional layer is incorporated to the external side of the façade. This is a foldable stainless steel layer that provides shading to the wall.

The composition of the façade is complemented with a strip that separates between the floors. This strip functions as solar collector that supplies the required heat to provide hot water to all the units in the building.

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Combined “Solar Architecture” studio and theory courses - fourth year undergraduate elective distribution

Passive Heating - Active Facade


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