Daniel Diaz - Part 1
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Daniel Diaz - Part 1

Journal Entry For
Module 8 - Make Your Pitch
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Created By
Daniel Diaz Salgado
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Related to 120C/220C Students - Spring 2022 (1) (Related to Design Journal Entries | Winter 2022 (Linked Student))

Twisted tall buildings

Twisted skyscrapers are relatively new. Construction, engineering, and architectural computer program advances have enabled this type of architecture to thrive, but it has necessitated a fundamental rethinking of tall buildings. As architects and customers seek new ways to distinguish their structures, thinking has shifted. Twisted tall buildings, which were previously prohibitively expensive, or physically impossible, are now possible thanks to advances in materials, engineering, and architectural software. Because this type of design can make a building more energy-efficient, an increasing number of twisted tall buildings are being planned around the world. As a result, it would be an ideal location to implement a tool that assists designers, as our intended users, in optimizing the cost and maximizing the solar gains of their buildings. The main goal and where I want to provide a solution or support designers is to find the ideal shape for my building that maximizes sun exposure while minimizing construction costs.

Turning Torso (Malmo, Sweden)
Turning Torso (Malmo, Sweden)

The numbers that the user would like to provide, between the radius of the different profiles and the tower (bottom, middle, and top), or the rotation on these profiles, are the inputs to my tool. This tool could provide the user with flexibility by allowing them to select the constants or fixed parameters of the proposed building.

Evolution Tower (Moscow, Russia)
Evolution Tower (Moscow, Russia)

The underlying logic of the model. This tool will compute some ratios to evaluate design options and assist in refining the best building shape and optimizing the configuration of the inputs by maximizing solar insolation and minimizing construction cost while considering all of the constraints provided by the designers. Following system calculations, the tool outputs the optimal building shape, an approximate construction cost, and solar insolation.