Learning Lab

Climate-Responsive Urban Design: Working with Sun, Wind and Rain to Manage Glare, Comfort and Wetting

Climate-Responsive Urban Design: Working with Sun, Wind and Rain to Manage Glare, Comfort and Wetting

Abstract

Architects and developers are increasingly focused on designs that work with their local environment. The most effective implementation of climate-responsive design strategies is achieved using experience and science-based insights developed for the specific project through analysis of the local microclimate. This case study based webinar presents the diverse ways in which sun, rain and wind can interact with the built environment, and explores how designers can predict and understand these interactions to enhance the experience of people indoors and out. Design strategies to balance the positive and negative effects of sun and wind as well as control rain penetration will also be discussed.

At the completion of the webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the various ways in which the sun, rain and wind can interact with the built environment and the underlying physics of these interactions.
  • Articulate why we should care about solar, wind and rain impacts in an urban context.
  • Explain how solar reflections, thermal comfort and wetting impacts can be predicted and evaluated.
  • Discuss design strategies to balance the positive and negative effects of sun and wind as well as control rain penetration.

Please register for one of our webinars to learn from a variety of industry experts.

9 December 2021  |  12:00 PM (Singapore Standard Time)

27 April 2022  |  12:00 PM (Singapore Standard Time) - Registration not available at this time

15 June 2022  |  12:00 PM (Singapore Standard Time) - Registration not available at this time

Affiliated Associations

  • AIA