Performative Parametric Design of Radiation Responsive Screens

Mar 27, 2013

In subtropical or tropical region, shading is one of the most important design strategies due to exposure to intense solar radiation. The study addresses the need for flexible design method identified in today's architectural practice. Different workflows for coupling the parametric design with simulations of heat flow and radiation are examined. A workflow consists of tools running on modeling or simulation platform. The paper establishes three workflows, static, cross-platform and dynamic. Each workflow has similar capabilities in terms of access to simulation engines but different flow of information. Therefore, they can be employed in different design circumstances. The current investigation indicates the need for multi-objective optimization in the future.

Henry Marroquin (BRPH)
Mate Thitisawat (Florida Atlantic University)
Emmanouil Vermisso (Florida Atlantic University)
Proceedings of the 2013 ARCC Spring Research Conference
Presented at: 
The Visibility of Research
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Architectural Research Centers Consortium

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