Conceptual Design

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Module 4 - Conceptual Design - Building Context & Passive Design
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Jan 21, 2022 10:41 PM
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Donatien Delmon

My main idea for the conceptual design was to base my building on an existing one. I also wanted it to be in Paris because this is the city I know the most.

I found a place well located in Paris, in the Bois de Boulogne which is a great place to have a Sustainable Built Environment Exhibition Center because of its location in a wooden area, surrounded by water. This could allow to show the direct impact of having trees and water surrounding a build especially for Parisians some of whom don’t really know what it is like to live in a green area.

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Using Climate Consultant I saw what design options I had to focus on.

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At this point of the project, the only thing I could have an impact on is Passive Solar Direct Gain, Natural Ventilation Cooling and Wind Protection of outdoor spaces.

I got the topography from Sketchup to start building my model on the top of which I designed the existing building.

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Based on that, I started focusing on the added parts I could put on top of that and optimize its exposure to sunlight. Keeping the existing building reduces the impact of construction but it adds constraints to what the design is going to be like.

The first option was only a basic rectangular piece added on the top.

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To increase the exposure to sunlight, I titled the facade.

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The best option was the last one I tried with curves to increase even more the exposure to sunlight.

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