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Associative Design for Building Envelopes' Sun Control and Shading Devices

Abstract In geographical locations with hot-arid climates, sun control in buildings is one primary problem to solve for the building envelope design. Today's technological advances in building science bring with them the opportunity to design dynamic façade systems for sun radiation control and daylighting. Although dynamic systems can become an attractive visual element, they can be costly and challenging to maintain for building owners. Alternatively, fixed solar-shading systems can be designed to create dynamism in the façade of the building, while providing similar functionalities for sun control. The work presented in this project focuses on the use of a visual scripting editor for modeling software, Grasshopper, to develop a Solar Control ... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Grijalva, Karla (Author) / Bryan, Harvey J (Advisor) / Griffiths, Jason (Committee member) / Kroelinger, Michael D (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Architecture / Environmental science / Design / Associative Design / Parametrics / Shading Systems / Solar Control / Visual Scripting
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 110 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.S. Built Environment 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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