DoubleFace: Adjustable translucent system to improve thermal comfort

  • Michela Turrin Delft University of Technology, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Martin Tenpierik Delft University of Technology, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Paul de Ruiter Delft University of Technology, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Willem van der Spoel Delft University of Technology, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Carlos Chang Lara Delft University of Technology, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Florian Heinzelmann Eindhoven University of Technology, Built Environment
  • Patrick Teuffel Eindhoven University of Technology, Built Environment
  • Wout van Bommel Eindhoven University of Technology, Built Environment

Abstract

The DoubleFace project aims at developing a new product that passively improves thermal comfort of indoor and semi-indoor spaces by means of lightweight materials for latent heat storage, while simultaneously allowing daylight to pass through as much as possible. Specifically, the project aims at designing and prototyping an adjustable translucent modular system featuring thermal insulation and thermal absorption in a calibrated manner, which is adjustable according to different heat loads during summer- and wintertime. The output consists of a proof of concept, a series of performance simulations and measurement and a prototype of an adjustable thermal mass system based on lightweight and translucent materials: phase-changing materials (PCM) for latent heat storage and translucent aerogel particles for thermal insulation.

How to Cite
TURRIN, Michela et al. DoubleFace: Adjustable translucent system to improve thermal comfort. SPOOL, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. 5-9, nov. 2014. ISSN 2215-0900. Available at: <https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/spool/article/view/929>. Date accessed: 25 feb. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/spool.2014.2.929.

Keywords

thermal comfort; latent heat storage; thermal insulation; proof of concept; phase-changing materials; PCM; DoubleFace

Published
2014-11-10