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Adoptable Environment & Responsive Structure

MAYSAM GHAFFARI

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5 Adoptable Environment & Responsive Structure This thesis proposes the development of a new School of Architecture for the American university in Dubai. It offers the opportunity to explore technology in software and construction methods to improve the performance of architecture and urban design in respond to both culture and environment. The response is local and global, a balance between rigidity and flexibility which transforms liabilities into assets. This project develops various sustainable principles ranging from economy and ecology to social and cultural factors, and resolves them with an integrated design strategy based on computational design methodologies. Inspiration is found in coral porous skin structures with inherent surface pattern possibilities. This has lead to the practical development and implementation of an active solar controlled envelope system with lightweight textile construction as means for adaptable and responsive environments.

Maysam Ghaffari Directed Study, Individual Project AAU, School of Architecture, San Francisco, Fall 2009


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School of Architecture Proposal Dircted Studies, Individual Project AAU, School Of Architecture, San Francisco, Grid

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Program Analysis And Space Requirement For Studios, Library And Workshop

Faculty housing Dormitory school of Interior Design Single Unit Group Formation No. Students

Underground Connection To Metro Station

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Operable Aperture Fabric Surface

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Motor Location Main Structure Angled Structure Library Workshop Toward Metro Station Exhibition

Studioes

A regulated grid was developed in response to program and site analysis to rationalize and optimize needs for flexibility access and communication among users. Further processing of the specific contextual issues through deformation of the grid allowed volumes to emerge. The nature of deformation corresponds to mapping of pedestrian traffic studies. This approach allows the grid to become a mass with a continuous the skin surface.


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OPERABLE APERTURE SYSTEM

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Operable Aperture System The envelope system is a combination of framed trusses with tensile components. These components actively function like a camera’s lens aperture, individually responding throughout the day to various solar conditions depending upon location and orientation. A mechanical rotating mechanism augments a pupil like aperture, to modulate lighting levels. Each component is related to the base geometry that inherits form the base pattern. This concept resolves all conditions with a repetitive hierarchal pattern derived from contextual information and enables consistent performance.


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SKIN & STRUCTURE

Snap on cover Laminated glass Sun protection layer Wire spring, to keep the fabric tight when it’s closing Fabric Mast adjustment

Study Of Pattern Differentiation Along The Roof

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Date: 1/1/2010

Time: 12:00:00

Zone: GMT + 4

Lat: 25.27°

Long: 55.33°

Aspect: 180°

Pressure: 1013.0 mB

Temp: 10.0° C

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48.5667°

Solar zenith angle (with refraction)

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Earth radius factor power access

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Modules pattern in a day

Aperture size and rotation scripted to respond to solar angle The Solar Position algorithm is based on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Solar Position Calculator: http://www.srrb.noaa.gov/highlights/sunrise/azel.html Solar irradiation is calculated based on information on following link: http://solardat.uoregon.edu/SolarRadiationBasics.html#Ref1 the solare angle algorithm is modefied base on existing vb.code by www.tedngai.net

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Sunset

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SKIN & STRUCTURE

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3d Section Form Studio Studio Aperture at 8:00 am 01/01/2010

Operable Aperture


15 Fabric Mast Seal Bolt To Pressure Fabric Caskets Snap On Cover Thermal Isolator Gasket Weather Seal Thermal Isolator Structural Silicone Sealant Round Plate Attached To Motor Seating Metal Plate Clip Angle. To Structure, With Slot Weld Structural Beam Motor

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Studio Perspective at 1:00 pm


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Section A at 8:00 am 01/01/2010

First Floor Plan

Bird Eye View at 8:00 am

Adaptable Environment  

This thesis proposes the development of a new School of Architecture for the American university in Duba MAYSAM GHAFFARI Digitally signed by...