The spheroidal form in architectural morphology : focus on the Greater London Authority building; the Prolate-Oblate concept; and the 3D to nD modelling methodology

Osaji, EE, Hudson, J, Chynoweth, P and Lee, A ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0769-5215 2006, The spheroidal form in architectural morphology : focus on the Greater London Authority building; the Prolate-Oblate concept; and the 3D to nD modelling methodology , in: International Conference on the Built Environment: Innovation, Policy and Sustainable Development, 24th-26th January 2006, Covenant University, Nigeria.

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Abstract

This research paper set out to explore the following researchquestion:“whatshapeandformshouldabuilding beinordertoachieveenergyeficiencyinthedesignandconstructionofthetalloficebuilding?”Thisinvolved the exploratory case study of a spheroidal building, the Greater London Authority (GLA) building, as well as the Prolate-Oblate Spheroid Concept. The Greater London Authority building was acclaimed as being energy efficient, with claims of 75 % reduction in its annual energy consumption compared to a high specification office building. This claim was explored to better understand the nature of the spheroidal form in construction. The Greater London Authority building appeared to have achieved a high level of energy efficiency but a number of problems were reported. However, it was not clear how many of these problems were associated with its morphology. The 3D to nD research project is aimed at developing a multi-dimensional computer modelling tool that simulates the entire design and construction process with reference to specific parameters, such as energy efficiency, in order to improve the decision-making process and construction performance. This research paper explored the 3D to nD modelling methodology through comparative study of the energy efficiency assessment of the Greater London Authority building

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: The built environment : innovation, policy and sustainable development
Publisher: Covenant University
ISBN: 9783796313
Depositing User: EE Osaji
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2020 12:59
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2020 13:00
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/58226

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