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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Think designerly! Using multiple simulation tools to solve architectural dilemmas.

Dos Santos Lima Raoni Venancio, Aldomar Pedrini, den Ham E.R. van, der Linden van

Abstract: This paper aims to describe and exemplify the developed concept of ‘designerly’ ways of simulation. Despite the relevance of architectural decisions on thermal and energy performance, the design support frequently relies on qualitative information, which sometimes can be inadequate to specific design situations. Simulation can enhance the quality of the design support, but its influence on architectural practice is still limited. Designerly ways of simulation should combine the power of analysis (from the tools) with the power of synthesis (from designers) to allow the solution of design dilemmas that can arise during the design process.
Pages: 522 - 529