The objective of this paper is to reconcile two of the facade's functions : 1)the control of solar radiation as the energy related function and 2) the aesthetical expression on its design. The approach adopted is to maximise the shading on the facade through an optimisation of its components. Then, using experimental aesthetics these facade's components are ordered in such a way as to achieve a harmonious composition. Arid zones of Islamic countries are the context of this study.
- Arid zones
- Solar radiation control
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment