Sep 16, 2020
Contributing in our 3rd international project
After the "International Quarters London (IQL)" London, UK and the "Fraggoklisias Office Building" Athens, Greece, we were delighted to work on our 3rd International project. This time it was "Belgrove House" London, UK; we were fortunate to team up with FMDC and contribute in early stage decision making process with regard to potential benefits of Double Skin Facade systems.
Real pleasure working on very interesting projects, alongside highly skilled colleagues.
Jun 30, 2020
Engineer or Architect with background in building physics and sustainable design
We are looking for a motivated new colleague (Engineer or Architect) with background in building physics and sustainable design.
The candidate should be motivated, hard working with a problem solving mentality and he/she should be able to work under limited supervision. As we are a highly interactive practice our new colleague should be able to work effectively within a team and demonstrate interest to communicate results to our clients.
The candidate should also demonstrate the ability to process results and derive reasonable conclusions from analysis.
Experience in the following tools is a strong asset:
Steady state tools (glazing): LBNL suite, WIS3
Dynamic Thermal Modelling tools: IDA ICE, EnergyPlus (interfaces Design Builder, Honeybee), TranSYS, IES-VE
Daylight tools: Radiance, Grasshopper, Daysim
Thermal bridges software tools: HEAT 2&3, Physibel suite
If you think you are the right candidate, please feel free to send your CV, portfolio and a letter of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 25, 2020
Publication in the Glass & Fasade magazine
Torslandaskolan: Design of fixed elements for optimized perfromance
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.
Apr 16, 2020
Fragoklisias Office Building
Very satisfied to be contributing with our work in our 2nd international project. Within a bit more than 3 years of operation we managed to work in 2 major buildings (IQL - International Quarters London and recently Fragoklisias Office Building) outside of the Swedish borders and inform the design. Hopefully soon we get a third one!
Oct 15, 2019
ZAK World of Facades
Harris Poirazis presented our inside-out approach at ZAK World of Facades last week in Stockholm (LinkedIn).
Sep 23, 2019
Smaragden published in Glass & Fasade magazine
Very excited to have Smaragden published in the Glass & Fasade magazine
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
Co-work Eden published in Glass & Fasade magazine
Very happy to have our work published in the Glass & Fasade magazine
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 23, 2019
ZAK World of facades
Proud to be presenting at the ZAK World of Facades (https://lnkd.in/eWwcjxD) on the 10th of October in Stockholm.
Harris Poirazis will be speaking on how to tailor-design Highly Glazed Façades to meet Indoor Climate targets. We are looking forward to it!
Feb 25, 2019
Publication on Glass & Fasade Magazine
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
Publication on Glas Magazine
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.
Oct 08, 2018
3rd Annual Innovative Glazing Global Summit
Very happy to be presenting at the 3rd Annual Innovative Glazing Summit during the 29-30 November 2018 in Vienna.
The aim of the presentation is to give our perspective in the selection process of glass products that allows for enhanced indoor climate and occupant satisfaction. Focusing on highly glazed spaces, we will discuss the performance challenges we often meet and the obstacles that at times force us to compromise design. Using previous projects as examples we will attempt to demonstrate how early involvement of Building Physics services increases confidence in design and allows the architectural team to pursue their design ideas without compromising performance.
Mar 15, 2018
Seminar: Pushing the boundaries of glazed facades
Proud to have presented our services among such great speakers
A quick description of the seminar:
The title is: Pushing the boundaries of glazed façades
The main aim: give our perspective in how Architects and Engineers can work together and make sure that we deliver performance without compromising the architectural vision or costs when it comes to glass facades
The speakers: versatile from different backgrounds.
When & where: Stockholm (World Trade Centre, Manhattan), March 16th, (07:15 – 14:00)
Feb 28, 2018
Participation in IEA SHC Task 61
Very happy to be presenting at the 1st Industry workshop on "Integrated Solutions for daylighting and electrical lighting". Even happier to seize the opportunity and listen to our co-presenters deploying possibilities and limitations of their research and everyday challenges; really insightful! Looking forward to the work and findings of this promising IEA Task.
Sep 03, 2017
Collaboration agreement with ARUP
We are very happy to announce the initiation of our collaborative agreement with ARUP.
Our collaboration focuses on sharing existing knowledge and further developing methods that accurately assess indoor climate and occupant comfort. In more detail, we aim to link existing ARUP tools (specializing in thermal comfort), to methods we have been developing in collaboration with Lund University. The aim is to to broaden existing knowledge and bring accurate assessments that represent real life experience at the doorstep of architectural design.
It is an absolute pleasure for us to work closely with such a forward thinking practice as ARUP and set common goals that can broaden our horizons, improve the quality of work and consequentially increase our added value to project work.
Looking forward to this new venture!
Jul 02, 2017
GPD Step Change participation & presentation on thermal comfort tool
A couple of days ago we participated in the "Step Change" of the GPD conference as a start up company. We had the opportunity to listen interesting presentations and meet good people both from the industry and the consulting world. Medina also had the chance to present her work on Thermal Comfort Models; for a preview of her presentation please click in the link below:
May 07, 2017
We are participating in Glass Performance Days (GPD), 2017, Finland
We are happy to announce our participation at the Glass Performance Days (GPD) Conference in Tampere, Finland on the 28th of June 2017 (www.gpd.fi) Our engineer Medina Deliahmedova will present a paper on Advanced Thermal Comfort Assessments focusing on Highly Glazed Spaces. More in depth, the paper focuses on thermal comfort in highly glazed and transitory spaces, examining the existing comfort models and utilizing them for informing the building design. Within this project, an excel based t
Feb 13, 2017
Collaboration with Lund University: Supervising 2 MSc thesis that aim to assist designers and improve building envelope performance
We are very happy to be actively involved in 2 MSc thesis creating tools & methods that will assist designers and engineers select proper solar control mechanisms and assess the performance of complex fenestration systems. The 2 projects we are driving are: Developing a design method for driving solar control mechanism selection: a method that will help designers select the most effective solar control mechanisms (selective coatings, fabrics, venetian blinds, etc.) for their projects. Th
Jan 31, 2017
A big welcome to Medina
As from the 1st of February Medina will be joining our consulting practice "'Inform Design'". Medina is a Constructive Architect/Engineer with a specialisation in Dynamic Thermal Modelling and a strong background in Thermal Comfort. She is a graduate of the MSc course in Energy Efficient and Environmental Building Design of Lund University. Welcome Medina!