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Growing up Seoul, Lee Changsub’s favorite activity is watching construction of the 123-floor Lotte Tower with binoculars from his balcony at home.  All of 9-years-old, Changsub has studied skyscrapers, memorizing all the tallest towers in the world and their architects. He has filled his head with facts and figures about how they are constructed, and designs his own buildings drawing inspiration from the world around him.   

The full paper and presentation are now live, and Sarah and Carlos will participate in an online panel discussion to discuss their work on Monday 25 May.

As projects increase in scale - from a single building to an entire city - simulation has become an essential tool, informing design decisions for problems that are too complex to be addressed by intuition, experience and generic studies alone. Despite the vital role that wind microclimate plays in urban design, the time, cost and computational expense of traditional fluid dynamics simulations make them ineffective during early design stages. The paper looks at alternatives that allow performance simulations to be used to model wind microclimates in a fraction of the time, providing results that can inform design from the earliest stages and improve pedestrian comfort. Sarah, Aleksandra and Carlos' work demonstrates the way that KPF is harnessing the potential of new methods of working to support best practice in design and improve the cities we live in.

SimAUD offers a platform to unite researchers and practitioners in the fields of architecture, urban design, urban planning, building science, and data science. Find out more and read the full paper, Conditional Generative Adversarial Networks for Pedestrian Wind Flow Approximation, here.