Barometric Trend in Contemporary Design A Study in Bricks Facades


Recently appeared many trends in architecture design, one of theme is “Barometric Design”, especiallyafter the emergence of digital-oriented modeling programs within Construction, which needs highaccuracy, and Craft. Although this concept has been notice in previous ancients like pyramids andziggurats, the most of studies constrain on general aspects of Barometric design-on over all building andthe mechanisms and digital programs related to it - ,and little studies cares about the relationship of thisconcept with specific material like brick. The aim of the research: clarify the role of barometric design indealing with bricks in contemporary building facades. The research problem was Lack of clarity of therole of barometric design in contemporary buildings facades that use bricks as essential material. This wasbased on assumption: barometric attitude helps to give the bricks high expression ability and quality incontemporary facades. The brick assume as parameter part of parametric integration .Researchmethodology is analytical descriptive consist of three steps, first: exploring research problem, second:establishing theoretical framework, about parametric design concept within brick facades (its expressiveability, goals, dimension, its function and mechanics), third: practical study (building measurement,identify case study samples), drive findings and conclusions. The main conclusion was, the design withbarometric attitude using brick material in facades helps to display emotion and visual contribute, as wellas decrease cost and support environmental solutions (climate and sound).