Exterior Night Render

Exterior Night Render

Heat Absorption 12 PM

Heat Absorption 12 PM

Heat Release 12 AM

Heat Release 12 AM

Wind Flow Diagrams

Wind Flow Diagrams

Shade Diagram

Shade Diagram

Summer & Winter Heat Gains Study

Summer & Winter Heat Gains Study

Winter wind

Winter wind

Summer Wind

Summer Wind

1:20 Site Plan

1:20 Site Plan

Plans

Plans

Section

Section

Section

Section

Elevations

Elevations

Views

Views

Shell Diagram

Shell Diagram

Inhabitable Floors Diagram

Inhabitable Floors Diagram

Shadow Strategy Diagram

Shadow Strategy Diagram

1:4 Wall Detail

1:4 Wall Detail

Plan Diagram

Plan Diagram

Interior Render

Interior Render

Exterior Render

Exterior Render

1:20 Model

1:20 Model

1:8 Model

1:8 Model

1:8 Model

1:8 Model

1:8 Model

1:8 Model

1:8 Model

1:8 Model

The Thermal Machine

Brief

Thermal comfort dwelling for sisters, Sonja and Santana Cruz in Phoenix, Arizona.

Concept

Santana and Sonja Cruz are polar opposite sisters with different interest, personalities, and thermal comforts. The aim was to design a dwelling customized for the two personas and their thermal comfort.

Process

Site Assessment of the climate, wind, sun, and water was necessary in order to use the environment to successfully decide on a design. Using materials such as limestone, to act as a thermal mass that would keep the heat out during the day and using a system of 4 swiveled doors positioned to catch the winds as a strategy to flush out the heat.

Group: Gianell Gonzalez, Autumn Mullin