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- Post12.273799 E 63.042831 N - Structural and contextual wooden design in a parametric environment(2013) Nordström, Lukas; Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur; Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Architecture
- PostA higher aim for wood - creating new possibilities for an old material(2013) Stenqvist, Daniel; Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur; Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Architecture
- PostAdaptive building envelopes(2014) Modin, Hanna; Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik; Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringABSTRACT Striving for a more sustainable society improving the performance and reducing the energy consumption of buildings are important steps. Historically, buildings where designed based on the pre-conditions given by the surrounding environment and together with the available natural resources, creating comfortable spaces in relation to the climate. A long with technical development buildings have advanced into being less specified for a specific site and more and more dependent on technical systems to maintain interior comfort. In this thesis adaptive envelopes are studied, how they work, which materials that can be used for such systems and how they can improve the performance of the building. Adaptive envelopes, which can be divided into macro, micro or combined systems, intend to improve the comfort and energy performance of a building through using the energy available in the surrounding as a trigger for a change or alteration in the envelope configuration to work more efficiently under those specific circumstances. This can be done through an energy input that is controlled by a changed precondition and alters a mechanically controlled system or by the means of smart materials that react to changes depending on the material properties. Smart material systems are reliable and robust in the sense that they always react the same way and that they require less parts. But the mechanical systems have the advantage of being possible to control and to over-rule based on the desire of the occupants. Results from the literature study shows that there are possibilities of reducing energy use through implementation of adaptive envelope solutions but that it still need to be further developed in order to be easily adopted to regular buildings. But as simulation tools are becoming better and better and more available adaptive envelopes is a viable solution for maintaining interior comfort without consuming large amounts of energy.
- PostSail over the Tracks - Varberg's new Railway Station(2014) Henrysson, Erica; Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur; Chalmers University of Technology / Department of ArchitectureTo increase the capacity of the railway between Oslo and Copenhagen a tunnel will be built under Varberg city. This means that a new train station needs to be built, in the city, and it is proposed that it will be placed at the mouth of the tunnel. As people today are traveling more and more, and an increasing percentage of these travels are done by train, this station is an important new building. “Sail Over the Tracks” are a design proposal for the new station. With a large roof it connects different ways of traveling, at the same time as it houses the sought functions of a modern, medium sized, train station. By using a light weight tension structure, less material is needed, and the design is thereby both economical and eco-friendly. The slender structure reaches out over the area, welcoming travellers from all directions, and becomes a suiting new entrance to this popular tourist destination and rapidly growing town.
- PostThe re-use and re-activation of Nordstan parking garage(2013) Boyton, Martina; Gyllenswärd, Anna; Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur; Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Architecture
- PostUsing advanced climate skins as solar thermal systems - A study of utilizing ETFE cushion façade systems for solar thermal collection(2016) Carlsson, Moa; Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik; Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringSolar thermal collectors are widely used for space heating and hot water production. Their benefits include a high thermal efficiency and a relatively cost effective and simple construction technique. The downside is ridged, heavy and fragile constructions and lack of possibilities for esthetical and architectural considerations. In recent years Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) film has been an increasingly common material in climate skins, either as inflated cushions or membranes. The properties of ETFE cushions would be beneficial as the infrared transparent insulation layer which is required in solar thermal collectors. This report is the result of an investigation of the potential of utilising the technique of ETFE-cushions in combination with the technique behind flat plate solar thermal collectors to create a single building climate skin which incorporates the function of a solar thermal collector without adding heavy, fragile or aesthetically disturbing elements. Calculations are carried out and shows a maximal efficiency in the given circumstances for a cushion with 14 layers of ETFE film. The efficiency of this configuration is found to be 33 %, slightly lower than a conventional flat plate collector, but with benefits such as light weight and durability.
- PostVibration reduction in soil through the use of buildings at the synchrotron radiation facility MAX-IV(2013) Alic, Vedad; Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för tillämpad mekanik; Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Applied Mechanics