Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2011.08.001
Title: Performative skins for passive climatic comfort: A parametric design process
Authors: Turrin, M.
Von Buelow, P.
Kilian, A.
Stouffs, R. 
Keywords: Genetic algorithms
Large roofs
Parametric modeling
Passive solar strategies
Performance-oriented design
Issue Date: Mar-2012
Citation: Turrin, M., Von Buelow, P., Kilian, A., Stouffs, R. (2012-03). Performative skins for passive climatic comfort: A parametric design process. Automation in Construction 22 : 36-50. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2011.08.001
Abstract: The performance-oriented design of large roof structures for semi-outdoor spaces is investigated with the aim to integrate performance evaluations in the early stages of the design process. In particular, daylight and thermal comfort are improved under large structures by exploring passive solar strategies that reduce the need for imported energy. The performance oriented, parametric design approach we developed is structured in two parts. One part uses parametric geometry to generate design alternatives, and the other part uses performance based exploration and evaluation of alternatives. We discuss how the performance based exploration is accomplished using a tool called ParaGen. The potential of the method is shown in a case study of the SolSt roof. The design process of SolSt is based on parametric variations of its curvature, the density of its modules and the geometry of its cladding, and is explored based on daylight and solar exposure of the covered space. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Automation in Construction
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/124974
ISSN: 09265805
DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2011.08.001
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