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Thermodynamic protocol

Theoretical experiment on the analysis of the relationship between the shape and operative conform

The objective of this research is the development of a thermodynamic protocol that explores new potential mechanisms for studying the project process, tools that are capable of working with the physical and energetic processes that characterize a space and that directly influence the conditions of spatial perception. The characteristics that define this action protocol are the following:

 

Neutrality

Development of a series of experiments in an environment as aseptic as possible, eliminating any type of request that does not come from the thermodynamic field.

Shapegrammar

Creation of a generative system that evolves an initial voxel based on a single rule, adding a new voxel for each iteration.

Data climate

Selection of four locations located in different climatic zones according to the American Society Heating, Refrigerating and AirConditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Adaptative confort

Theory developed by De Dear (1998) in which the importance of the social and environmental values ​​of the environment is recognized.

The experiments will begin in a theoretical phase, where they will calculate for each iteration the number of possibilities of placing the volume, calculating the value of the variable under study for each one of them. This information is stored to later order it and choose the option of greater or lesser value, as the case may be.

In a later phase we will evolve the experiments towards a more architectural scale, where more than one variable will be analyzed and optimized, for which the algorithm will establish a multi-objective optimization system. At this point we have analyzed and selected the solutions to choose the one that, although it may not be the most appropriate for all the variables, at least does not harm any of them.

Due to the complexity and diversity of the experiments, the results have been measured in terms of percentage of comfort, thus establishing a common framework of analysis for the
different cases and different locations.

 

If we compare the results of each phase, we see how the percentage of comfort has progressively increased over the course of the investigation, reaching levels of almost 100%. These results confirm the possibility of reaching a thermally neutral interior only from the use of our thermodynamic protocol.

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