Morphology of Passive Solar Design

© Amir Ali Charmchi 2013

The project started as an attempt to organize data to be applied to a specific design project. While conducting this research, I began to notice patterns developing between certain common features of the structures. I decided to look for a way to organize and present this data for anyone wanting to understand and implement passive solar design into a building. The first phase of the project was to organize hard data which resulted in the design of the Passive Solar Design Wheel. The second phase of the project was the Morphology Panel which depicts a number of possibilities for massing of buildings with passive solar properties.

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Morphology of Passive Solar Design
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I’m a historian, curator, communications strategist and information designer, living in Los Angeles since 2020. I have decades of work experience in universities, museums, government and the private sector. In recent years I’ve become a globally-recognized advocate for the design of safer streets and motor vehicles. Whatever the challenge, I’m passionate about combining words, images and data to communicate content that matters.

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The projects featured here were created by graduate students at the Azrieli School of Architecture, Carleton University, in a class that ran from January to April 2013. For more information consult the menu bar, or simply browse projects by category using the tag cloud.

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