Enveloping Strategies for Humans- We’ re mortals after all
We need air, fresh to be precise. Surely, we won’t be getting any if we continue to stay jampacked inside our fully air-conditioned office buildings or homes. Now is the time when we need something natural, pure, and fresh. Enter the building skin that can breathe. You know, the sustainable architecture surrounding the breathing façade features various envelope strategies for buildings - the externally ventilated double wall, the internally ventilated double wall, and the naturally ventilated atrium enclosure.
Greenland Suzhou Center
It’s an excellent example of naturally ventilated atrium enclosure. The 358-meter sky-high skyscraper in China’s Wujiang has used digital aerodynamic modeling for its design. The 42-story central atrium with windows acts like ‘lung’ for the skyscraper. The windows are operable and the construction is designed with a sole focus to fetch the advantage of prevailing winds.