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Idea by

Gokulraj Kailash , Swethambari

DDomain Architects

7/11, 7th Block , 7th Street, Mogappair west, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
We are Chennai based Architects with a passion for anything Parametric and run a design Studio called DDomain .We are an eccentric mix of curiosity with analytical reasoning and impulsive yet radical creators.

Knots


Architectural Thermoregulation

Knots


Architectural Thermoregulation
Spatial design through creating micro climates via thermoregulation
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Type of project
  • New areas of operation

Originated from the concept of thermoregulation in few mammals and their natural system which aids in the process. The physics of heat transfer between two pipes which run along the same length, resulting in the counter current flow of material within the pipes . With a parallel thought of the exothermic reactions within any construction materials after the stage of construction and the usage of these materials to create a micro climate within the built environment, so as to reduce the load of mechanical ventilation systems. One of the possible solutions through which these kind of heat transfer structures can be achieved was through KNOTS. The simple idea to increase the area of contact between two given pipes in a particular junction was possible by creating knots and the complexity of these knots is directly proportional to amount of heat to be transferred. Understanding the relation between surface area and heat transfer is the crux of the project.


Catalog of iterations for knots within two pipes with counter current flow . The counter current flow facilitates the transfer of heat within the system.

Formation of micro climate which is the resultant of knots at junctions with two different kind of knots in a floor space . Thus a favorable micro climate can be achieved with use of the knots of varied natures.

Floor plates with knots from different iterations and their combinations.

Catalog of series of knots which are result of a two pipe strategy.

One of the applications of the system , as an incorporation into the facade skin system of buildings . And another application is to extract the heat from the exothermic reactions within the concrete structure of the building to be used in ventilating the building as an attempt of passive cooling system.

Knots


Architectural Thermoregulation

Knots


Architectural Thermoregulation
Spatial design through creating micro climates via thermoregulation
File under
Type of project
  • New areas of operation

Originated from the concept of thermoregulation in few mammals and their natural system which aids in the process. The physics of heat transfer between two pipes which run along the same length, resulting in the counter current flow of material within the pipes . With a parallel thought of the exothermic reactions within any construction materials after the stage of construction and the usage of these materials to create a micro climate within the built environment, so as to reduce the load of mechanical ventilation systems. One of the possible solutions through which these kind of heat transfer structures can be achieved was through KNOTS. The simple idea to increase the area of contact between two given pipes in a particular junction was possible by creating knots and the complexity of these knots is directly proportional to amount of heat to be transferred. Understanding the relation between surface area and heat transfer is the crux of the project.


Catalog of iterations for knots within two pipes with counter current flow . The counter current flow facilitates the transfer of heat within the system.

Formation of micro climate which is the resultant of knots at junctions with two different kind of knots in a floor space . Thus a favorable micro climate can be achieved with use of the knots of varied natures.

Floor plates with knots from different iterations and their combinations.

Catalog of series of knots which are result of a two pipe strategy.

One of the applications of the system , as an incorporation into the facade skin system of buildings . And another application is to extract the heat from the exothermic reactions within the concrete structure of the building to be used in ventilating the building as an attempt of passive cooling system.


Idea by

Gokulraj Kailash , Swethambari
DDomain Architects
7/11, 7th Block , 7th Street, Mogappair west
Chennai, Tamilnadu
India
We are Chennai based Architects with a passion for anything Parametric and run a design Studio called DDomain .We are an eccentric mix of curiosity with analytical reasoning and impulsive yet radical creators.