Integrated envelope design process: innovative materials and technologies for a sustainable refurbishment of the existing building stock



The research project seeks to investigate and promote a new energy efficient architectural strategy for the refurbishment of existing building stock, by proposing innovative and sustainable envelope solutions based on process by-products concept and bio-mimetic approach. The project aims optimizing the exploitation of innovative sustainable materials and technologies to develop a continuous and adaptive façade system that could guarantee high performance, by using a new class of materials (AAM), obtained through the alkali-activation process of ceramic industrial waste.