Do we have to step backwards to build sustainable or could we further develop our understanding of the build environment by creating buildings that mediate their surroundings in an intelligent way?
The project takes its offset in the design of a sustainable housing complex located in Aalborg on a borderline between the dense city and an unrefined industrial area. We investigate an innovative direction for the future design of a city, where a holistic approach to sustainability is the main driver.
Light becomes the heart in how we pecieve, see, and feel spaces. Therefor it must be a demand to create and arrange the rays of light not solely to depend on a uniform datascape of measurable properties, but as a space-creating property implemented with intention.
The strategy for an integrated building design should focus on the modulation of the interior condition by means of building envelope geometry.
When designing according to the demands of climate it becomes crucial to be able to navigate through interconnected parameters and understand there influences on each other.
An approach relying on the potentials of digital technologies, can be the way to achieve an overview and to create a link between form exploration and environmental performance.
“A python script is written inside Grasshopper, to interactively design the spaces according to the vision of light and energy”
“Screen capture, showing the prcoess in realtime”
The creation of a dwelling that mediates the environment in its broadest sense. The search for shelter and the search for light, implemented in a single conceptual system. Where environmental relations are explored on several scales, and the setup of the facade plays an important role in the iterative exploration, of a relationship between apartment layout and exterior environment.
“3D section & interior render of student apartment”
The courtyard as a social generator is an important factor in both projects, while the mediation between the two environments differs. We want to use the courtyard as a social bufferzone and semipublic space in the project.
The effect is the idea of a building designed for the future and to change the environmental conditions.
Along the way of achieving an understanding of the future city, the effects is not seen as challenges, but instead as architectual possibilities.