The growing trend in the annual global temperature makes clear that only the reduction of carbon emissions can be the basis for a meaningful policy to counteract climate change. These considerations explain the importance of urban/architectural resilience and the need to reduce energy consumption to restrict global warming. Therefore the design of urban spaces acts as 'thermodynamic mediation' between the constructed object, the human body, and space (environment), between meteorology and physiology (meteorological architecture). One of the key aspects of this approach is design based on meteorological conditions, weather, climate forcing, and thermodynamic demands to obtain architectural and urban shapes that are no longer conceived in a 'structural' sense, but rather 'climatologically oriented.' Investigating the built environment through tomographic sections processed with CFD software (tomographic environmental section, TENS), it is possible to evaluate the effects of an extreme event on an indoor/outdoor space in order to design appropriate (adaptive) climate mitigation devices, focusing on historical centers where energy retrofitting is always a delicate matter. By 'slicing' the environment and studying the initial and boundary conditions, building and environmental performance simulations for outdoor spaces are analyzed in order to test extreme events (heat waves) using climate data series.
|Titolo:||The tomographic environmental sections for environmental mitigation devices in historical centers|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Contributo in atto di convegno su volume|