The Self Sustaining Sky Scraper: Design Nature – From Inspiration to Innovation
Chavan, Mithila M.
Savannah, Ga. : Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.Arch.) -- Architecture
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Architecture
Includes bibliographical references (p.88-92).
Are skyscrapers the way to achieve great density and reduce land-use or a form of retro-urbanism that should be retired? With a debate rumbling in the architecture world over the energy efficiency and urban necessity of tall towers, this thesis is determined to prove the necessity of skyscrapers.
This thesis exhibits a process for looking at an ecological solution for designing a sustainable Skyscraper by exploring the structure and facade with digital computation and its practical application to the contemporary skyscraper. The main issue highlighted will be the transformation of form with response to regional climatic conditions and developing a structure and façade with inspiration from the geometric forms found in the natural surroundings.
CHAIR: Dietz, Scott
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