Design driven physical experimentation: a flexible wind sensing platform for architects

Prohasky, D, Moya Castro, R, Watkins, S and Burry, J 2016, 'Design driven physical experimentation: a flexible wind sensing platform for architects', in Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2016), University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 30 March - 1 April, pp. 239-248.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Design driven physical experimentation: a flexible wind sensing platform for architects
Author(s) Prohasky, D
Moya Castro, R
Watkins, S
Burry, J
Year 2016
Conference name CAADRIA 2016: Living Systems and Micro-Utopias: Towards Continuous Designing
Conference location University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 30 March - 1 April
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2016)
Publisher Associaion for Compuer-Aided Archiecural Design Research in Asia
Place of publication Hong Kong, China
Start page 239
End page 248
Total pages 10
Abstract Architectural design in this 'digital age' is becoming more embedded within virtual computer aided design environments. This study expands this virtual design environment back into physical realms through the use of microelectronic wind sensing technology. An interactive and flexible wind sensing system (open source miniature portable wind tunnel and wind sensors) was evaluated for its ability to simulate and measure the effects of wind. Physical models of four high-rise buildings were constructed to evaluate ground level pedestrian comfort resulting from the degree of torsional twist in the building form. The model investigation formed a case study for evaluating of the low-cost miniature portable wind tunnel and microelectronic wind sensing system for comparison with an industrial aeronautical wind tunnel and high precision wind sensors.
Subjects Architectural Design
Keyword(s) Architectural wind tunnel
microelectronic wind sensing
twisted building
wind visualisation
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