A Research on Construction Systems of Double Skin Facades

Alemdag E. L., Beyhan F.

GAZI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, vol.30, no.1, pp.17-30, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.17-30
  • Keywords: Sustainability, Energy efficient design, Double skin, Facade systems
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Applications of double skin facade systems developed to reduce energy consumption in buildings and scientific researches on this subject have been increasing recently. In the context the aim of this study is to make energy efficient facade design more understandable as functional, conceptual, and technical by indicating the importance of current architecture and to reveal the responsibility of architects. In this study, facade construction details of 16 sample buildings, having double skin facade system are analyzed and presented in tables. It has been reached the result of the research by evaluating the working principles, the advantages and the disadvantages of facade systems.