A questionnaire presented to designers demonstrates the difficulty to explain the specific status, thestratification and the correlation of parameters, features, concepts, principles and requirements. These aspects are essential for, but simultaneously hindering the interdisciplinarity when confusion occurs in use of words or obscurity occurs in the design process.When designing a high performance building envelope, an essential condition to optimize theintegration of the complex quantity of mentioned aspects is to bring together different design views.This arrangement originates in an interdisciplinary team on the moment that bilateral interfaces aredeveloped, by exceeding the establishment, what creates interesting correlations as a guarantee forarchitectural integration. The stratification, feeded by the input of different design views, enriches thechoises, put them in a holistic perspective and makes them more indispensable.The management of formulated objectives can be situated in a Fit For Purpose approach generating concepts to test the accomplishment of the requirements and guiding towards a Fit To Communicate phase.Activating Design can be used as a graphic translation of the bilateral interface which improves thecommunication and which demonstrates the intentions of the interdisciplinary team...
'Ventilation and Building Envelopes in a Holistic Perspective : A plea for Fit For Purpose approach and Activating Design
30th AIVC Conference " Trends in High Performance Buildings and the Role of Ventilation", Berlin, Germany, 1-2 October 2009