WIND ENVIRONMENT CHARACTERISTICS IN CHINESE VERNACULAR COURTYARD AND ITS DESIGN APPLICATION
Authors: Shi, Yuan
Starting from the climate consideration in architectural design, using CFD simulation to understand the wind environment in the Chinese traditional vernacular courtyard based on North China climate conditions (taking Beijing as an example). Parametric studies on the effect of W/L ratio, building height layout and the overall scale of the courtyard house on its wind environment are conducted for consummating the deficiencies of previous similar studies and digging more about the kernel of how the same architectural form provide wind environment adaptability in different seasons with totally opposite weather conditions. Finally, two case studies are conducted to discuss the application of Chinese vernacular courtyard environment adaptability design strategies in contemporary architectural design.