INTERACTIVE ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS WITHIN VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS
Authors: Schnabel, Marc Aurel; Lo, Tian Tian
Architecture is usually designed with the relation of its site context. Time and effort are always spent to rebuild the environment digitally to aid the design process. Mixed Realities play an important role to simulate the actual built environment to bring about better design -solutions, -visualization, and -communication. In addition, building performance has become an important factor to determine the value of a design. Most of the building performance simulations are done with specialized software tools, which require the building design surrounding to be built in digital environment in order to simulate an accurate result. This paper presents the possibilities of integrating interactive building performance analysis into a virtual environment to enable real time open design communication. The aims of this research are to bridge the gap between the quantitative information contained in complex scientific experiments, and the human intuition to allow and facilitate an understanding of the phenomena in question.