Studio630 is the research blog of Kyle Rogler. This blog posts articles of work in architecture, urban design, technology, culture, and programming that currently influence me. Currently stationed at BNIM Architects.
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every now and then we receive mindblowing contents about concepts and newest inventions. This time we received a link to a sunshade from Wouter a former student from us. Hey what a cool concept, but its a rendering and the time the louvers start flipping outwards raised directly questions we have to ask every day in our studio…what about wind loads, what about the forces on the axles and do you really think you are able to control each of the flaps individually…

Never the less a great looking proposal, still questionable but maybe some time we are able to build it in reality …

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Jeffrey Kipnis & Steven Holl

Matthew Alderman

Matthew Alderman is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame’s distinguished classical design program, a published illustrator and designer, and a frequent speaker on liturgical planning, churchbuilding and sacred art.”

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For my individual project at Transsolar Academy I’d like to generate a low-tech, high-impact building skin typology, by studying climate, material properties, form, angle, orientation, design innovation etc., that can be used for both residential and commercial buildings to optimize thermal and visual comfort.

An architect plays a very important role is people’s lives. He/she can make or break lifestyles. I feel that architecture in Bangladesh is now at a crossroads. It is moving either downhill from here or towards augmenting the quality of life and upholding our culture with the built environment.

Vernacular architecture in Bangladesh is very adaptive of climate. In the early ‘60s, architecture giant Mazharul Islam designed and developed articulate and inspirational architecture in Bangladesh that had a sense of place. But recently there are so many choices of global architectural styles and materials, it seems that the resulting typology of built forms are not really our own. Additionally, as a result of skyrocketing land prices, the building skin is tremendously economized in order to maximize net square footage. However, the building skin can play a major role in providing thermal and visual comfort and decreasing cooling loads considerably. With sources of energy diminishing day by day, it should be a priority for architects to recognize and research how they can contribute to making efficient and sustainable buildings. Learning to incorporate regional climate into building design, rather than fighting it, should be the first step towards gaining basic comfort and increased energy efficiency. So with the help of everything I learn at Transsolar Academy, I’d like to work towards revolutionizing the norm of building skin design and construction in Bangladesh. © ESHITA RAHMAN


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While the space in the city gets more and more scarce, you have to deal with the fact that we have to build next to the city highways. Freshly graduated TU Delft student Ron Valkenet imagined a clever as also attractive solution. He used trees to filter the pollution from the highway, set up a double facade towards the highway to allow the people to have a comfortable apartment with a great view, and opened the complex for the public by an open park in the middle.

What a great solution for a problem we have to face, seeing this, we would love to live there.

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IMAGROD: a doorway sculpture by Nick Ervinck

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SMS Arquitectos - IES school extension, Mallorca 2011. Photos (C) Jose Helvia.

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Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy (b. 1986, L’Arbresle, France) From Facades Series 1, 2 and 3 (In Progress)

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In Vereda Infant School Student / Rueda Pizarro Arquitectos

Architect: Rueda Pizarro Arquitectos
Location: Leganés, Madrid
Architect in Charge: María José Pizarro, Oscar Rueda
Contributors: Alberto Galindo, Juan Navarro, Pablo Sáez, Laura Montero, Miguel Chillerón
Technical Architect: Alfonso Prieto
Construction: Peyber
Year: 2012
Photographer: Courtesy of Rueda Pizarro, Miguel de Guzmán

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Now that’s a bench!

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"You can change everything about your house except the location," the old adage goes. The owners of Modern on Meadow loved everything about their Leawood neighborhood. It was the house that needed changing. The couple desired spaces that were open, modern and bright, and their 1950s single-story ranch home afforded them none of these things.


We set out to renovate it to fit their lifestyle. When it became clear early on that the program they needed wouldn’t fit inside the existing footprint, the renovation became an addition.

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This is one of those houses that falls into the ‘must share’ category as it incorporates so many features that I love, from architectural rebirth - in this case a dilapidated agricultural building being granted new life as a home - to the space itself, which combines its inherently rustic character with a sympathetic new palette of materials and a voluminous light-filled interior.

Cat Hill Barn dates from the late 1700s when the building was used as agricultural storage for the neighboring Cat Hill Hall. The Grade II listed barn is located in South Yorkshire and had stood empty for years by the time the current owners came to it, by which point the building had reached a ruinous state with its roof on the verge of collapse.

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Visualizing External & Internal heat flow.

Here at Transsolar we call ourselves climate engineers for a lot of reasons, but one of the main reasons is because we like to look and see how the outdoor climate affects the indoor climate of a building. While we understand it very well (it is our job, after all), it’s difficult to explain many concepts of building physics quickly and easily—which is why Transsolar New York has started working on a tool that won’t just tell you. It will show you, using Sankey diagrams, how energy enters and leaves a space, and affects the temperature.


Sankey diagram displaying solar radiation entering a building at the moment of highest solar radiation


Sankey animation showing how heat flows through a room and into the air over a 24 hour period

These Sankey diagrams allow us to see the proportion of how much energy is hitting the façade, how much energy is being radiated into the walls, how much energy is being convected into the air, and how much heating or cooling is actually needed to maintain an acceptable indoor air temperature. The animation is the first example we’ve ever seen of a Sankey diagram that represents the dynamic, ever-changing relationship of heat flows in a building with time.

In the end, we’re hoping that this tool will give high resolution animations that are fully customizable, allowing us to input different climates, gains, facades, ventilation methods, heating/cooling methods, and many other things. This way, we could compare different designs and show this energy flow to architects and design teams so they can better understand the building physics behind design considerations.

Of course, there are plenty of things to learn from this very basic design above on how to reduce a building’s energy emissions while still maintaining a comfortable indoor climate. The above animation represents a single New York City office with a south facing façade, on one of the first days of autumn, and even from this we can see some key design concepts

1)       Exterior shading is extremely important – Our general rule is, once the heat is in a building, it’s in. Exterior shading reduces the amount of solar radiation that hits a façade by up to 80%, which can significantly reduce cooling. Operable or scheduled exterior shading is even better, as then you can allow more heat into the building during the winter, reducing heating costs.

2)       Reduce your artificial lighting – For 10 hours a day, over half of the heat that is being convected into the air comes directly from internal gains. One of the only internal gains that designers have direct control over is the lighting. By decreasing the amount of artificial lighting (by either increasing daylight or switching to a more open floor plan), the amount of heat the lights convect into the air can be significantly reduced, and cooling loads would not be as high.

3)       Walls absorb heat – You can see the internal energy of the walls change significantly through the day—increasing due to solar radiation in the day time, and decreasing due to higher convection at nighttime. Keeping that in mind…


4)       A lot of solar energy goes into the floor – moreso than any other surface. Also, the floor absorbs a lot more of that energy than is directly convected. Finding a way to remove that absorbed heat before it gets convected (through a radiant system, perhaps) would reduce the amount of air conditioning necessary.

We’ll keep you updated on this tool as it develops.

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