THE APPLICATION OF SMART MATERIALS IN BUILDING FACADESMahmoud Wahid Saidam, Karam M. Al-Obaidi, Hazreena Hussein and Muhammad Azzam Ismail
Buildings represent one of the main sources of energy consumption and carbon emission. This issue leads many researchers to investigate various ways to overcome the problem and identifying ways to respond to climate change and the environment. Recently, smart materials have gained attention in scientific research, especially in industry and engineering applications and lately in the architectural field. This paper aims to review previous studies that addressed the concepts of utilizing smart materials in building facades. This research paper reviewed and categorized specifically smart materials and their applications in building skins. In addition, it discussed materials that have structural and physical properties to generate energy, movement or kinetically adapt in real time to environmental changes for a better performance.
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