Powerskin Conference: Proceedings
The “third skin” of human beings — the building envelope — has a long history of development with a major impact on architecture. As an interface between inside and outside, facades not only determine aspects such as performance and energy efficiency, they also determine the aesthetics of buildings and cities; to the extend that they can create cultural identity. The invention of the curtain wall made facades independent from the building structure, but it remained an important — yet passive — element.
Powerskin Conference: Proceedings, January 19th 2017— Munich