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BIO-CLIMATIC PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS/ A Sustainable Approach to Adaptive Reuse in the Eastern European Housing Block; Bratislava Slovakia
Design Research / Project supported by Arnold W. Brunner Grant, AIA NY Chapter / Completed in Spring 2012

BIO-CLIMATIC NICHE enables a different approach to environmental analysis as both a first mode of inquiry and as input for a design method for building adaptive parametric models linked to specific series of data sets, which provide an alternative analytical model for more efficient form finding and performative testing. Potential system configurations can be explored using a data driven design protocol that uses a dynamic four dimensional digital data map to determine which component distributions are appropriate for particular zones of the district. Aggregated in Grasshopper and Rhinoceros, the data map was constructed using site-collected information, public land use databases, photogrammetry, and simulation tools, including radiation mapping and computational fluid dynamics wind speed data.

Principal Investigators, Analysis Design Logic: Dana Cupkova + Kevin Pratt / Analysis Team: Andrew Heumann, Sebastian Hernandez/