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Skycourts impact: new design approach for high‐rise buildings

Alnusairat, Saba 2015. Skycourts impact: new design approach for high‐rise buildings. Presented at: The 4th WSA ReseARCHI Conference 2015: Research Impact, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, UK, 13 November 2015.

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Developing sustainable design approaches is becoming necessary worldwide especially with the notion of high-rise buildings to meet the rapid growth of cities. Passive design strategies could be potential tools to achieve holistic sustainability. Largely, new high-rise developments rely on active system approaches, while passive design solutions are barely exploited. Integrating such strategies in high-rise buildings can improve the indoor environmental quality and significantly improve the energy performance. This research aims to frame a new approach of passive design strategies in high-rise buildings based on the principles of the traditional courtyard/atrium. The articulated approach contributes to the area of sustainable innovation and provides potential directions for passive design integration in high-rise building typologies, which can ensure the optimum performance of daylight, heating and cooling. The study captures the concept of skycourt in high-rise buildings as a design element that improves the overall performance of buildings. Skycourts can facilitate energy efficiency, offer a diversity of functions, and enhance health, wellbeing and productivity. This presentation addresses the new paradigm of high-rise buildings, the skycourt in high-rise buildings as a design element adapted from courtyards and project potential recommendations for sustainable design of contemporary high-rise buildings

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Funders: Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Jordan
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2020 03:19

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