ARCHITECTURE CREATED BY THE WIND

  • Kormanikova, L.
  • Kmet, S.
Abstract:
Living organisms have been constantly adapting to the specific environmental conditions of the most diverse places in the world and have developed a balanced relationship with nature that is particularly interesting to observe in extreme conditions. The landscapes are continually influenced, even shaped by natural forces. Many of the beautiful natural formations are created by the water and wind erosion. The creations of humans are quite a different case. Architecture hasn’t evolved yet to be a natural part of its environment. The wind, for instance, is a powerful natural force that not only shapes the landscapes but is also a factor that could greatly affect building’s shape and the design of public spaces around it. A brief overview of selected examples of architectural and design prototypes, ideas and realized projects that are responding to the changes in the environment, particularly to the wind effects, is made. Average global wind flow and occurrence is analyzed and depicted on the world map. An architectural shape is designed using the parametric modeling tool Grasshopper. It is a shelter in the Sahara desert, inspired by the wind creations and is almost literally formed by the wind. The designed shape is subsequently analyzed in the CFD analysis software. The wind speed is changed from the average values up to the extreme values. The resulting wind isocurves are compared. The wind swirls are observed to better understand the space around the shelter and the places of sand accumulation.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2017
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
architecture; wind; extreme environment; CFD analysis
Volume:
17
SGEM Book title:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2017, www.sgemvienna.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-96-4 / ISSN 2367-5659, March 28-31, Book5, Vol.1, 53-60 pp, DOI:10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2017/HB
Book number:
5.1
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
53-60
Publisher address:
51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2017
ISBN:
978-619-7105-96-4
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2017, www.sgemvienna.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-96-4 / ISSN 2367-5659, March 28-31, Book5, Vol.1, 53-60 pp, DOI:10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2017/HB51/S17.007, 4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2017
DOI:
10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2017/HB51/S17.007
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