Author(s): L. Landau, J. W. Garcia & F. P. Miranda
The Interpretative Membrane concept is a matrix for XXI Century Architecture,
because it translates into a paradigm change, not only in architectural concepts
but also in the construction processes.
Thus, natural environmental actions and
those by which human beings “protect” themselves become understood in an
interpretative and adaptive relationship.
This covering or “skin” is capable of not
just protecting, but using forces such as energy to offer more comfortable use for
human life and an environmental balance.
The LABCOG project was conceived
based on environmental and functional constraints where the design sets itself up
to meet the needs demanded by the scientific activities that will be performed
As such, defragmented and dynamic volumetrics arise that explore several
angles to optimize the projections and inclinations necessary for eco-efficiency.
interpretative membrane, LABCOG, ecodesign, evolutionary design,
At the end of XX Century, two factors stood out with regards to the development
of contemporary architecture.
The first was the use of computational
technologies in architectural drawing and the second was a strong demand in
relation to environmental issues.
It is exactly at the crossing point of these two
factors that arises the concept of an interpretative membrane, to which we
dedicate this article.
With the objective of presenting such a concept, we will
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/SW100271
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