ARCHITECTURAL LANGUAGE AND TECHNOLOGY OF GREEN WALL SYSTEMS IN A TURIN OFFICE BUILDING DESIGN
Polytechnic of Turin _ second level degree in architecture and construction engineering
An office building design, previously realized, has been the base for a study about particular themes concerning passive behavior, façade systems, thermal flows computation and air-conditioning system hypothesis. Particular attention required the study of different green wall system typologies, designed in relation to the solar radiation dynamics. The façade-green wall system highlights the functionality of the action, which expresses, at the same time, an architectural language, typical of vertical greeneries. The use of green walls as solar shading presents huge advantages in term of thermal comfort, mainly because we’re talking about dynamic systems.
Today the integration among greenery, architecture and environment can acquire a more technological value, involving a different planning conception.