Wind Activation System
Art and literature have always been a significant part of Greek culture and thus the main goal of the project was to use art as a driving tool for social interaction of the communities. The program distribution was based on the climatic site conditions with café and bistro located in the region that was shaded during hot afternoons and receives the mild evening sun. It was necessary to improve the environmental conditions of the space in order to make it more comfortable for social activities. To do so, the project aimed to improve ventilation by inducing wind and increasing wind velocities for light breezy conditions. The surface system thus designed was divided into 3 types based on program, and the parameters were modified accordingly to suit the requirements of the system. The three functional surfaces used in the design are: 1. Wind catcher 2. Wind Accelerator 3. Shading and connecting surfaces. The design developed is an application of all the three surface systems of wind accelerator, wind catcher and sun shading surfaces in the site given. The position of these surfaces is governed by wind movement, sun angles, and placement of the programs along with the requirement of the spaces to be semi-open or enclosed spaces.
Shirin Maleklou, Pawan Ritipong, Dishita Turakhia, Qianqian Yu