MaterialsArchitectural materials such as composite fibre, glass, carbon concrete, steel and wood.
StructuresStructural elements such as beams, trusses, plates, tensile cables and shells.
Building EnvelopeThe basic structure of a building that protects it from air, water, noise, wind and excessive temperatures and light. For example, technologies used to insulate a building.
FacadesTechnologies that have applications for facades such as translucent concrete.
RoofRoofs commonly host green technologies such as rooftop gardens and rainwater harvesting systems.
EnergySystems to generate energy for a building such as solar roofs or walls.
HVACHeating, ventilation and air conditioning to provide air to a building at a comfortable temperature.
Sanitation & Water SystemsWater systems such as interior irrigation systems.
Fire ProtectionSystems to detect and defend against fire including active systems such as sprinklers and passive systems such as smoke barriers.
Earthquake ResistanceEarthquake resistance includes stress resilient structures, base isolation systems and seismic vibration control systems such as tuned mass dampers.
WindowsWindows may be designed to improve the energy efficiency of a building with passive techniques or smart windows.
Green SpacesTechnologies for rooftop gardens, green walls, vertical gardens and rain gardens.
LightingIndoor lighting including passive technologies such as sunlight transport and outdoor lighting for night architecture.
TransportationTransportation systems such as elevators.
InteriorsInterior elements such as configurable walls or a high tech bathroom.
SecuritySecurity systems such as vehicle barriers.
Information SystemsSystems such as communication tools and networks that are built into buildings.
Building AutomationSystems that control the operation of a building. For example, systems such as passive lighting, energy production and gardens can be managed to reduce a building's environmental footprint.
User InterfacesGiving people control over their environment such as lighting, airflow or reconfiguring rooms.
|Overview: Architectural Technology
The application of scientific knowledge to the construction of buildings and other structures.