ARC 412- Architecture Media 6

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Course No.: 22013

Department: Architecture

Semester: 2014 Spring

Location: Wende – 114

Meeting Day(s): Friday

Meeting Time: 5:00PM - 7:20PM

Faculty: Song

Modern architecture’s obsession with transparency and abstraction has haunted every city. Office buildings
in Miami are very similar to the ones in Buffalo, despite the significant climate difference. With typical glass
curtain wall buildings, we pay a huge fee to maintain the comfortable interior temperature/humidity. Despite
the improved performance of glass, building envelope still has room to be developed to provide better
sustainability and iconography of the contemporary city. To search the solution, we will explore the potential
of a parametric tool (Grasshopper) and an analysis tool (Diva) in order to produce dynamic façade designs.