TECHNE 18 (2019): Detailed Design
Research & Experimentation

Performative design and quality of architecture. Façade Engineering for IBM Headquarters in Rome

Gerard Hausladen
Technische Universität München
Francesco Antinori
Dipartimento di Pianificazione Design Tecnologia dell’Architettura, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italia
Michele Conteduca
Dipartimento di Pianificazione Design Tecnologia dell’Architettura, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italia
Elisabeth Endres
Technische Universität München
Daniele Santucci
Technische Universität München
Published November 29, 2019
Keywords
  • Façade Engineering,
  • Transparent Shell,
  • Economic Sustainability,
  • Performative Design,
  • Integrated Design
How to Cite
Hausladen, G., Antinori, F., Conteduca, M., Endres, E., & Santucci, D. (2019). Performative design and quality of architecture. Façade Engineering for IBM Headquarters in Rome. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (18), 288-299. https://doi.org/10.13128/techne-7541

Abstract

The new IBM Headquarters represents an applied research experience carried out in collaboration between Sapienza’s PDTA Department and Technische Universität München. The technological culture has played a key role in the innovation of the traditional integrated design process, providing know-how necessary for the development of technical-performance solutions, thus ensuring objectives in line with current international standards. The consulting activity on Facade Engineering with energy-environmental studies and the detailed design of the building’s façade features has allowed to combine performance targets and architectural quality, respect scheduled timing and budget, helping to attract the investments of a multinational such as IBM.

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