In my studio project I chose to focus on cross-building ventilation, the heating of the front facade, and how the angles of the sun over the seasons affects these two concepts.  The wind roses allowed me to study how the wind might flow in and around my site, which plays into how I might ventilate the structure.  In addition, the stereographic solar chart placed on my site plan allowed me to determine the altitude and azimuth of the sun on a summer day, a summer night, and a winter day, which plays into the heating of the spaces on the building’s front facade.

systems section full diagram

systems reading room diagrams

philly map with solar chart overlay

philly map with wind rose july overlay

philly map with wind rose january overlay