Double-Skin Facades in Exalted Buildings: A Solution for Sustainable Development

Ali Khaki, Ali Sadeghi Habib Abad


In recent years, a new method called Double-skin facades has been innovated in European countries, especially Germany,
Netherlands and England. With 30 percent save in energy consumption, providing proper air-conditioning in building, significant
reduction of unpleasant noises and transparent design, this facade has truly provided convenience for the residents, and have
gained a lot of popularity. Active facade (Double-skin facades) is a facade that cover on or several floor of building with multiple
transparent covers. These layers can either weatherproof or not. The application of sustainable development in architecture
has brought about new topics known as sustainable architecture, ecology architecture, green architecture and environment
architecture which have similar meanings and all relate to the type of architecture that is compatible with the environment. One
of the most important aspects of sustainable development is in fact sustainable architecture, as more than half of greenhouse
gases are created in residential places. considering that the amount of greenhouse gases is developing countries is more than
that of developed countries, the issue sustainability in architecture becomes more significant. By investigating double-skin
facades and their function, this study is attempting to present a solution to introduce this facade as a replacement for facades
of exalted buildings, and to take leap for the reservation of national treasure for future generations.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n6s6p237

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