An overview of the status quo in the field of façade design and construction is given, related to the core aspects energy, efficiency and individuality. In a second part the research, executed by the Façade Research Group at the TU Delft is described and the relevant and influencing research topics for design decisions in architecture are described:
- Opportunities for integrated façade solutions.
- The refurbishment of façade and cladding systems and how they can be updated in relation to the use and design of the building.
- The influence of embodied energy in façade and cladding constructions for the design.
- Chances for new additive production technologies in the field of façades and cladding.
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