AUTHORS: James Solly and Saman Saffarian
Lightweight, Long-Span Fibrous Construction
If FRP is the material solution for climate adaptive building envelopes, then the question is, how will it impact architecture.
Saman Saffarian is a Research Associate at the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design ( itke ) at the University of Stuttgart.
Current practices emphasise the stiffness of material to ensure structural performance. Building systems such as louvers or other adjustable shading systems and employ mechanical means to activate change.