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Environment, form + Feedback

Carnegie Mellon University

Third Year | Fall 2017

Studio Coordinator: Dana Cupkova

Studio Professors: Nina Chase and Matthew Huber

Goal:

An environmentally conscious design process that dares to engage the occupant in a sensorial way. Utilizing the power of wind not only as a tool to harvest energy and passively cool the housing complexes, but also as a means to alter the occupier’s perspective of wind through the sculpting of the site along a series of wrapping pathways.

In collaboration with Michael Powell.

abstract site plan

Abstract Site Plan: Using the forces of movement through the area and wind directions to form paths and nodes.

site plan

Site Plan

axonometric

Axonometric: 1" = 64'

render

Approach/View of the Wind Funnels and Atriums

section

Section: 1"=8'

formative logic

Environmental investigations: wind and riparian zones

Riparian Zones used to control flooding and reinvigorate plant diversity.

Wind Roses (Pittsburgh, PA) used to look at the origin directions of wind at various times of the year.

Winter Winds: looking at how nodes placed at various intervals on the site affect the wind flow from the South in the winter.

Wind Dam Flow

Wind Dams: Solar Chimney and Passive Ventilation

key moments

Model

Model: 1/16”=1’
Model: 1/16”=1’
Model: 1/16”=1’