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Integration of Wind Simulation and Skin Tectonic in Architecture Design Taking the Henan Science and Technology Museum as an Example

  • Linxue LiEmail author
  • Kangning Ge
Conference paper

Abstract

The building skin is a materialized interface between the nature and indoor environment, which prevents people from the harsh external environment and climate. In modern architecture, architects and engineers have turned to mechanically-oriented and environmentally-controlled designs to regulate indoor environments through HVAC systems. The climatically adaptable building skin began to peel off from the building ontology. This paper focus on the integration of wind simulation and skin tectonic in architecture design with digital tools, pointing out the potential of the combination of energy issues and digital methods in contemporary architectural theory and practice. First of all, this paper sorts out three operational mechanisms of environmentally adaptive building skin: energy isolation, energy guidance, and energy integration. Then, the paper illustrates the design route from the wind environment simulation to skin tectonic. “Environmental Response” and “Construction Realization” are the two focuses of this paper. Finally, the project of Atelier L+, Henan Science and Technology Museum in China, will be introduced with the specific operation process from wind environment simulation to skin tectonic in architectural practice.

Keywords

Environmental response Ventilation Architecture skin Tectonic 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Architecture and Urban PlanningTongji UniversityShanghaiChina

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