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2023 | Buch

Designing with the Wind

Climate-Derived Architecture


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This book explores wind-adaptive architectural design blending the parametric design with digital simulations and suggests a novel approach for specific, even extreme conditions, as the first step in creating architecture that can act in response to the nature around. The chapters propose an urban and architectural design that emerges from the specific wind microclimate of the design site and responds to the changes in the ambient wind conditions. The book looks closely at A) the interdisciplinary wind-driven design method for architects, engineers, and urbanists employing open-source software for CFD analysis and B) the tensegrity-membrane adaptive building façades. The main questions the authors try to answer are: How does the wind-driven methodology enhance the wind comfort around buildings? How can it contribute to the reduction of wind surface loads acting on buildings?


Chapter 1. Background
The grounds for diving into the topic of Designing with the wind are discussed in this chapter. The carefully chosen information about the extremes in the climate is explained, followed by the facts about the wind and its role in architecture and civil engineering, with the third part of the chapter focused on Algorithms-Aided Design and simulations in architecture and the fourth part devoted to selected adaptive architecture principles and mechanisms. 
Lenka Kabošová, Dušan Katunský, Stanislav Kmet’
Chapter 2. Wind-Driven Design
 This chapter introduces the wind-driven design method for creating nature-conscious, wind-adaptive architecture. With the changing climate, urban and architectural planning focusing more on climate-conscious design strategies, the significance of climatic factors in the architectural design process is highlighted. The interaction between wind and architecture is impacted on several scales: from urbanism, through the building shape, to the scale of building envelopes. Interestingly enough, the wind and its effects are still not routinely evaluated in architectural projects during the early design phase.
Lenka Kabošová, Dušan Katunský, Stanislav Kmet’
Chapter 3. Wind-Adaptive Building Envelope
 The concept of a nature-responsive, morphing building skin based on the geometric principle of tensegrities is explored digitally and through the scaled prototype. The immaterial climatic fluxes (specifically the wind) reflect in the design as it passively complies with the wind loads. The change in the shape is reversible; the envelope resumes its original shape configuration once the loads stop acting.
Lenka Kabošová, Dušan Katunský, Stanislav Kmet’
Chapter 4. Conclusions
 Conclusions are summarized in this chapter. Available digital design tools and open-source CFD software enable designing and simultaneously analyzing designed architecture in the wind during the conceptual design stage. The wind-driven design method can be well utilized by architects, engineers, and urbanists in everyday practice. The second part described an adaptive, tensegrity-membrane envelope, dynamically reacting to the instant changes in the wind velocity, direction, and changing wind loads. When applied on the building skin, it further enhances the wind microclimate and influences wind forces acting on buildings.
Lenka Kabošová, Dušan Katunský, Stanislav Kmet’
Designing with the Wind
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Lenka Kabošová
Dušan Katunský
Stanislav Kmeť
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