Project in collaboration with SOM.

While at SOM, the design team of a cylindrical tower situated in the Middle East asked me to create a "design space" that would provide constraints for creating the tower's vertical louver system. The goal was to reduce the amount of direct solar radiation falling onto each face of the tower, while maximizing view, aesthetics and construction ease.

By automating the environmental analysis tool ecotect, I studied and collected direct solar radiation data falling on each face of the tower's facade at every daylight hour of every day.

Using VBA for Excel, I created two optimization methods that would analyze the data and create design constraints for a louver system that met the required criteria.

The results were automatically diagrammed in a 2D drawing using the graphics and modeling software rhino.

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