The field and practice of architecture tend to have a love-hate relationship with that of nature. Works of those such as Stefano Boeri or the firm WOHA, implemented biological systems in their design fulfilling a seamless transition between nature and man-made objects. How can sustainable design impact passive and active design choices? Is the use of a green wall in architecture a viable choice compared to the technological features that can be installed in modern architecture? Comparing the effects that a green facade will provide to the passive strategies usually set out for material choices. We intend to interrogate the efficiency that a proposed green facade will have on these strategies. Can a green facade outperform heat transfer on regular build material since it is biological? What does it take to efficiently maintain a green facade rather than a dynamic technological facade? The experiments we perform will shed light on the true capability that the modern green facade is capable of.
Emmanuel Martin was born in Raleigh, NC and raised in Goldsboro, NC. He is a third year architect student in his second semester of study and he is set to graduate in the year 2021. His hobbies are cooking, power-lifting, and wood working. His architectural interests are pre-fabrication and modular architecture.
Bradley Seckler is a current third year undergraduate student, majoring architecture as the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, set to graduate in 2021. From the snazzy town of Holly Springs, North Carolina, Bradley is interested in computational practice in architectural design. Using artificial computing to mimic that of nature, allowing a seamless transition from rural to urban.