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Design Out of Necessity: Architectural Approach to Extreme Climatic Conditions

Kerestes, James F.;


This paper is the culmination of the first phase of research in the development of adaptive surface conditions which can mitigate extreme climatic scenarios, specifically air pollution. How can the discipline of architecture address worst-case climate scenarios within inhabit- able structures? The question asked throughout this case study and research project was essentially based on a critique of the architectural community’s utilization of sustainable technologies in design, and whether current design initiatives were in fact aggressive enough in their approach to “green” building. While assessing the probable environmental changes likely to affect the architectural discipline in the future, this research project developed computational simulations of polluted atmospheres in order to develop surfaces which would respond formally.


Palavras-chave: Adaptive, Behavioral, Responsive, Ecological, Generative,


DOI: 10.5151/despro-sigradi2014-0022

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Kerestes, James F.; "Design Out of Necessity: Architectural Approach to Extreme Climatic Conditions", p. 130-133 . In: Proceedings of the XVIII Conference of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics: Design in Freedom [=Blucher Design Proceedings, v.1, n.8]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-sigradi2014-0022

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