THE CHARGED SPACE

Kursbeschreibung

Bioclimatic design is an established methodology that allows the design of buildings as site-specific entities that value local traditions and cultural specificities and at the same time guarantee high levels of comfort and minimized energy consumption. However, this approach has mostly been applied in a non-urban environment where the building can interact with natural forces without being disturbed by adjacent structures. In „The charged space“ we will transfer this concept to the urban context where a building and its metabolic activity are conceived as part of a larger thermodynamic system that includes the surrounding urban structure as well as local climate conditions. After a thorough investigation of existing urban structures, we will refine the studied typologies so that they positively channel energy flows and thereby increase comfort levels.