Abstract: To achieve ideal thermal comfort temperatures, a well-balanced combination of building systems needs to be adapted to the building's needs, based on its location and program. In observing the typology of multi-layer building envelopes, we will test how heated air passes through the building envelope in order to heat an interior space. The test will consist of an acrylic box with two chambers, one containing cold water and the other containing boiling water, separated by a cavity formed by interchangeable acrylic sheets. The acrylic sheets would consist of a perforated and a solid sheet. The perforated sheet allows water to pass through representing heated air moving into an interior space. Another test would include a solid sheet to capture the heated air within the cavity. During the tests we will incrementally change the depth of the envelope cavity and with the use of ink will help to visualize how the heat is traveling through or trapped in the cavity. Our results will include the measurements of temperature change between the two boxes based on what reaction occurs within the envelope cavity.
I am currently in the M2 Master of Architecture program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, set to graduate in May 2022. I was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. Some of my design research interests include dynamic insulation, breathing walls, heat and moisture buffering, bio-facades and daylighting. My hobbies outside of architecture include fine art, film criticism, critical and creative writing and graphic design.
I’m currently in the Master of Architecture Advanced standing program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, set to graduate in May 2021. I was born and raised in Cary, North Carolina. I’m interested in how architecture can have a positive impact on the surrounding environment as well as inside of the building either through the use of better building techniques/technology or the use of biomaterials. My hobbies outside of architecture include fine art such as painting, drawing, and sculpting as well as photography and fabricating.