One key issue of our research is the relationship between energy efficiency of buildings and the buildings form. In order to achieve the social objectives towards the sustainable development of our environment, we know, that energy efficiency and ecology of each and every architectural project shall be on top of every planners agenda.
If the diverse aspects of energy efficiency are being considering during the design process, new building forms may be found in architecture. This project focuses on the following research questions:
What is the impact of the relationship between the form and the energy demand of a building?
Does the inclusion of these considerations inevitably lead to a new formal language?
Or is it possible to optimise the energy efficiency of a building regardless of its architectural style and without any effect of the intended architectural impression to achieve the social objectives regarding sustainability anyway?
The relationship between architecture and energy will always exist. No matter if form follows energy or energy follows form, the energy efficiency of a building is significantly influenced by its architecture.