Facades for Achieving Visual Comfort: High Performance Computing

Fatima Belok, Mostafa Rabea, Mohamed Hanafi, Ibtihal El Bastawissi

Within the last few decades, many digital technologies have been integrated to the field of architecture. This in turn has developed a number of architectural trends based on these revolutionary changes. Kinetic skin is one of these trends that is directly related to visual performance and comfort, an important aspect. The feeling of comfort is related to the sense organs network; i.e. the eyes, ears, nose, tactile sensors, heat sensors and brain. Visual sensation is the most dominant one in human perception since the eye contains two thirds of the nerve fibers within human central nervous system.

The use of kinetic facades for achieving visual comfort in spaces has been recently the subject of many researches, where various aspects have been explored. However, this paper will attempt to review these researches while identifying gaps and potential for future research.

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