Category: Architecture + Engineering
Title: Wind Digester
Name/s: Yu Xiang Huang, Lang Wen Ma, Wei Kai Wu
Medium, Object: High-rise facade
University/s: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Supervision: Prof. Yan Ting Chen
The world is constantly urbanizing and the floors are getting higher and higher. Due to the convection of air, the height of the building will be subjected to extreme wind pressure and it is often necessary to worry about the damage to the structure of the high building due to the shaking and resonance of the building. Therefore, wind digesters are designed to divert and reduce the huge wind pressure on the surface of tall buildings and utilize this natural wind energy to generate electricity for indoor use.
The drafter makes use of the high-rise building to demonstrate a successful combination of architecture and energy design. The higher the building, the stronger the wind: According to this principle, a second intelligent skin is hung in front of the actual facade. This transforms the wind current into electric energy using a credible principle with piezo elements. The elements are adjustable and thus the configuration of the facade can be adjusted according to the season. Considering the megacities in Asia, an intelligent suggestion is to approach the subject of high-rise façades in a smart rather than formal manner.