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FIU perFORM[D]ance House Envelpe Renderings

The envelope of the perFORM[D]ance House describes the enclosing walls of the building. Developed as a system of layers, the walls are designed to protect the house from undesired heat and cold.

Pre-fabricated and insulated wall panels protect the home’s core and make up the majority of the southern facade. The southern facade gains the most heat during the day. The remaining exterior walls are floor-to-ceiling glass to provide the maximum amount of natural lighting while oriented north to provide a minimum level of heat gain.

The interior of the glass is protected by operable shades and the exterior of the glass is protected by an operable louver system.

The louver system for the perFORM[D]ance House is a key component of its design and energy performance. When the panels are closed they shade and protect the house from its exterior as well as provide hurricane protection, a common occurrence in South Florida. When opened the panels shade both the interior living space as well as the exterior deck to help create a seamless transition between inside and outside.

The performance of the house is directly informed by its surrounding climate, as well as the desires and needs of its inhabitants. Having a fully operational facade allows for optimum flexibility, making it a truly performative house.



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