Designed to demonstrate the methods and capabilities of Cross-Laminated Timber Construction, this building would be among the first of its kind on the east coast providing CAUS students first-hand experience in this new field of architecture. This project responds to its prompt through providing educational opportunities intertwined with its function.
There are three zones within the thermal envelope, each taking advantage of at least one form of passive heating and cooling. The work bays have windward west facing walls with wind-scoops that direct the wind down to floor level (modeled) and leeward exhausts on the east façade. The workshops take advantage of earth cooling (modeled). The studios use a sunspace on its southern façade to allow individuals to manually adjust their thermal comfort during the cold periods.
One of five honorable mentions following the winner. Model, considerations of EBS, and floorplans were supporting reasons
Structural Precedent: BC Passive House
Factory - Hemsworth Architecture
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