The Impact of employed Solar Systems in Architectural Projects Facades

  • Maysaa Moffeq Alobaidi Department of Architectural Engineering ,Mosul University Mosul , Iraq
  • Nasma Maan M.Thabit Department of Architectural Engineering ,Mosul University Mosul , Iraq
Keywords: Solar System; Architectural Facades; environmental Aspects ; Formal Aspects ; Functional Aspects ; Aesthetical Aspects


The use of modern technologies in architectural design has become an urgent need to contribute to the rationalization of energy use and pollution reduction through the optimal investment of clean energy, including solar energy and its use in the process of architectural design and the cover of architectural projects facades, so the paper addressed the concept of solar architecture directly, and study the influence of the solar system in the design of architectural projects facades . This topic deals with the verification of the terms of the solar architectural design in general and in the facades of the buildings as specific . The hypothesis of the paper is that the ability of the designer to make solar architecture  integrated as architectural elements to be inspired in the design of the building and its effectiveness of the environmental, formal, functional and aesthetic aspects of solar architecture. The researchers identified the conditions of the design of solar architecture, built the framework and applied to one of the most important projects. The paper built a theoretical model that defines the main terms of the solar system's impact in the architectural projects facades of the informational projects.


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How to Cite
Moffeq Alobaidi, M., and N. Maan M.Thabit. “The Impact of Employed Solar Systems in Architectural Projects Facades”. ZANCO Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, Vol. 31, no. s3, Aug. 2019, pp. 84-88, doi:10.21271/ZJPAS.31.s3.12.