Jinglin Duan

Journal Entry For
Module 4 - Conceptual Design - Building Context & Passive Design
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For this current analysis I picked Jasper Biological Preserve. Stanford weather is pretty stable throughout the year and there's quite a bit of sunshine. However, I'm still looking into different locations as I haven't decided yet but I just did this location to learn the basics of creating the mass and doing a solar analysis on it. Seems as though rotating the building 90 degrees doesn't do all that much to improve the solar production. Building consists of 3 different masses pieced together and the slanted face is oriented south and east respectively of the pictures attached. The theory makes sense as to why you would want the most surface area to face south because in the Northern hemisphere the sun is always rising east to west in the south. Good that this checks out in the analysis! Scale is yellow > red for solar intensity (which confused me for quite a while as I thought that red would've meant more intensity and I spent quite a while figuring out why it didn't make sense).

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