Investigation on a natural ventilation system using the structure design of a building

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PLEA 2006 - 23rd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Conference Proceedings
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Dominique F.
Ivana B.
Pedro S.L.
Wagner A.
Henrique B.
Spanengerg J.
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The research group on "environmental postures in architecture and urbanism" linked to the school of architecture and urbanism from the Mackenzie University in São Paulo developed within the comfort laboratory, several studies focusing constructive techniques achievable to skyscrapers and adjusted to natural and social environments of a metropolis located in tropical region of altitude (+ or - 800m). The very first goal was to argue sustainable solutions that seized natural energies, embraced local geographical conditions and caused the minor impact possible to environment and neighborhood. At the same time results brought data for deliberations on new shapes and designs following new technical possibilities, thus creating soaring aesthetics to the buildings facades. Ventilation theme was chosen as being an essential agent in comfort achievement in hot and humid zones. Measurements focused the design of a multi-functional building located close to the Ibirapuera Park, the city largest green area. From the initial design of a high building attending to a complex program, we deepened studies on a natural ventilation system that uses the building structure itself and takes advantage of its height. Looking forward to a passive system for ventilation and aeration through winds caption, we defined a conceptual model to a possible system. This study will allow to analyze and to evaluate the performance of a ventilation system other that the traditional crossed wind through the floors, but natural and controllable.
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Building structure , Complex programs , Conceptual model , Constructive technique , Geographical conditions , Green areas , High building , Humid zones , Initial design , Multi-functional , Natural energy , Natural ventilation , Passive systems , Research groups , Social environment , Structure design , Sustainable solution , Tropical regions , Ventilation systems