In recent years, many smart materials for architectural applications have been invented. Some smart materials can adapt and interact with the surrounding environment and its variants, whether temperature, humidity, daylight or electric current. Smart material changes its shape without any need for assistance, and it can return to its original state without any significant deformation in shape with the end of the external influence. The invention of smart materials stimulated several architects and facade designers to consider using them in various architectural applications such as sun shading, sun breakers, and windows, significantly impacting the concept and technology of movement in kinetic architecture. The paper attempts to study and analyze some new trendy smart materials and their applications in kinetic architecture based on movement typologies. The results show the ability of these smart materials to develop the movement typologies in the architectural designs to be more adaptive to the environment and users.
"Kinetic applications of smart materials in architecture: A descriptive analysis,"
Journal of Engineering Research: Vol. 7:
6, Article 18.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/erjeng/vol7/iss6/18