Yeadon Work Published by Japanese Researchers

Peter Yeadon (Professor, Interior Architecture) recently had his research prototype interactive facade system featured by two researchers at Sugiyama Jogakuen University in Nogoya, Japan, have published a paper in Architecture Research.

In their article, titled, On the Aesthetics of Seasonally Adaptive Buildings – A Morphological Approach towards Climate Responsive Architecture,  Agnes Nyilas and Yoshihito Kurazumi write that there is a contemporary trend to reconsider the relation between climate and architectural form “Several examples of seasonally adaptive buildings are analyzed here to make clear the relation between their concepts and the architectural forms.”

Yeadon fabricated a smart material facade prototype with dielectric elastomer smart materials that can change shape and perform work, effectively behaving like artificial muscles to change the surface of facades.