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(IS-2014-169) Intelligent Design using Solar Climatic Vision
This extensive analysis, co-authored by Technische Universität Berlin and BHRC Road, Housing and Urban Development Center Tehran, provides a thorough review of the solar impact on architecture and urban design. The report contains numerous diagrams for different cities around the world including sun paths, solar radiation and temperature models. The role of an intelligent design for the building skin is described and analyzed in terms of finding a good relation between outside and inside as well as direct and indirect collection of solar energy on different building surfaces. The optimization of solar surfaces, including size, arrangement, orientation and transparency is discussed. This thorough report provides a solid technical foundation for those interested in this area.