May 25, 2020
This time it was all about supporting LINK Arkitektur optimize the geometry of fixed external elements to maximize real life daylight and views out, while minimizing overheating risk. Elemental part of our approach was the proper combination of Dynamic Thermal Modelling and Raytracing tools. At Inform Design we believe that properly advising on solar control mechanisms is a challenging task that requires thorough knowledge of building physics, clear understanding of the possibilities and limitations of simulation tools and setting the right performance requirements. Intention is not enough to lead to a successful design; inadequate knowledge will result in poor solutions that will be costly and will negatively impact on performance and design.
Dec 16, 2019
This article briefly describes the approach we developed to inform the facade design of fully glazed spaces. The method took us quite a few years to comprehensively develop and validate as we believe that only proper assessments will lead to reasonable conclusions and successful designs.
Sep 23, 2019
Having worked closely with White Arkitekter we tailor-designed the fully glazed envelope of the building in order to create a welcoming space where the users will always experience improved thermal conditions compared to outdoors. (http://glassogfasade-digital.no/dm/glassogfasade-3-19/38/).
Jun 03, 2019
One more example how we managed to add value in architectural design without compromising performance. This time it was the EDEN project where we have been working closely to White Arkitekter and Kungsleden during the concept stage (https://lnkd.in/e5pXMpx).
May 19, 2019
This article describes our effort to utilize reflectors in order to turn a potentially dark atrium space of the Helsingborg's Psychiatric Hospital into a dynamic, well-lit environment; the aim is to improve the perception of the space for the patients, contributing to their well-being and quick recovery.
Apr 27, 2019
Providing a thermally sound indoor environment is not an easy task. Especially in highly glazed buildings the impact of the envelope on the whole body experience and local discomfort is significantly increased. This issue becomes more critical in hospitals, schools and generally buildings where providing a uniform thermal environment s critical to the occupants experience.
Apr 22, 2019
The aim of this article is to discuss 2 parameters essential when designing highly glazed spaces: (a) choosing the right thermal comfort requirements and (b) using appropriate methods, so the predictions meet real life performance.
Feb 25, 2019
Happy to publish our work for the Helsingborgs Sjukhusområde on Glass & Fasade magazine (http://glassogfasade-digital.no/dm/glassogfasade-1-19/32/)
This article describes a joint effort between LINK Arkitektur and Inform Design to create well day-lit Atria spaces that simultaneously minimize overheating risk and improve the patients’ experience.
Our contribution included:
(a) selectively place frit in the Atria facades: Work towards an elaborated “tailored façade design” depending on the amount of solar exposure the different areas of the façade experience.
(b) properly integrate reflectors: Convert the rather dark and dull atria to actively daylit environments where rays of beam solar radiation will cast along the façades and the ground of the atria, moving over the course of the day.
Jan 06, 2019
Glad to have our work with White Architects published in the Glas Magazine (https://www.gbf.se/sites/default/files/files/glas_2018-4_hemsidan.pdf, pages 48-56).
The collaboration between White Architects and Inform Design was initiated to ensure a high quality design of the fully glazed Eden Atrium. Key to this collaboration was the common goal to enable for the Architectural vision to be expressed in its full intend and simultaneously ensure enhanced occupants’ and visitors’ experience using fixed, easily maintainable solutions that do not over-complicate design and performance.
We believe that sophisticated engineering can lead to simple solutions and support the initial architectural intent, while poor engineering often requires complex solutions and ad-hocs compromising design and costs.
Nov 23, 2017
In a new visionary idea for Malmö, Sweco presents a proposal that explores the city's densification possibilities. The Loop Village provides an opportunity to build more housing without using arable land, utilizing a space that is currently superfluous due to existing infrastructure. The study aims to identify densification possibilities in Malmö taking into account earlier vision studies, Öresund City and Kontintentalstaden.
A group of experts joined forces in this concept project stage to identify possibilities and maximize the potential benefits. Interactive work within a multidisciplinary team aims to communicate the vision, set performance requirements, strengthen the feasibility and ensure that the concept will be materialized in its full potential. A six step method demonstrates how the vision of Loop Village is conceptually supported by the Façade and Building Physics consultants of “Inform Design” from an early, conceptual stage. The aim of this article is not to describe detailed façade solutions but to demonstrate how early discussions within the design team can deploy the full potentials of a concept.