Porous Structure

This research project executed in cooperation with The Why Factory at the Faculty of Architecture in Delft was aimed at investigating the consequences of introducing porosity to tall buildings. Starting with a building envelope the approximate size of one of the late twin towers we systematically injected air through simple geometric transformations. The resulting geometries where then evaluated for several physical qualities such as terraces, views and sunlight, but also for the structural consequences of the transformations.

By pixelating the geometry, and creating structural members along the edges of each pixel a 3-dimensional structural grid was created. By assuming sufficient foundation we could employ a finite element analysis on the created structure to see the deformation stresses that our interventions caused within the strucutre.

Project Data

Projecttype: Research

Location: none

Year: spring 2013

Client: TWF

Buildingtype: Highrise


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