THERMAL TOPOLOGIES

This project explores the feedback loop that can be created between a structural system and a thermal scheme in order to develop a deeper understanding of the synergies and clashes between both systems. This project also investigates a multi-topology design language that capitalizes on an existing structural network to carry out selective thermal exchanges.
 

The intention here is to tune loading distribution to thermal opportunities on several scales and merge the concerns of thermal and structural design. Multi-scale optimization is carried out to address the architectural implications of the union of both these fields. The tested design proposition works with a “less-mass” system,
to tune the inosculation of flows in a thermal resistance scheme.