Representing Performance and Trade-offs with Marcel Breuer’s Vassar Residence Hall

Jun 14, 2017

This paper utilizes results from a study of a Marcel Breuer design for a college residential hall where tradeoffs between solar performance and composition are considered. The analysis expands on methods of analyzing seminal buildings that have been traditionally available, but do not provide sufficient perspective on building performance.

keywords: Performance, Knowledge, Representation, Analysis

Clifton Fordham (Temple University)
Presented at: 
ARCC 2017 Conference – Architecture of Complexity (Salt Lake City, UT)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)
University of Utah

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