Branch office architectural design

OVERVIEW

A concept design for a commercial building. Six companies have set up their branch office in this building. The main focus of this project is sustainable design. 

SITE ANALYSIS

CLIMATE

The climate of Utah is generally semiarid to arid, high country air and plenty of sunshine.

At Salt Lake City, the normal daily mean temperature is 52°F (11°C), ranging from 28°F (–2°C) in January to 78°F (26°C) in July. 

The average annual precipitation varies from less than 5 in (12.7 cm) in the west to over 40 in (102 cm) in the mountains, with Salt Lake City receiving 16.5 in (42 cm) per year. 

The snowfall is about 59 in and remains on the higher mountains until late summer.

CONCEPT

Concept: Branch

A division of the stem;

A rami cation of any main stem;

Any part of a system; a section or subdivision;

To expand or extent;

To put forth and spread, to divide into separate parts.

PROCESSING

SUSTAINABLE ANALYSIS

The rooftop has solar panels to collect heat, with sky daylight in the middle there will be more sunlight. Solar energy will be utilized for heating water and can also provide air conditioning and some electricity for lighting. Large glazed exterior windows on the east side will give natural warmth to the interior.

AIR FLOW CIRCULATION

Because of the mountaintop location, it becomes an advantage for air ow circulation. Wind will go through the east side of building to the west side. With the windows and channels designed to control the air ow, the building will maintain

a comfortable temperature, reducing the need for heating during winter.

RENDERING

Because of the mountaintop location, it becomes an advantage for air ow circulation. Wind will go through the east side of building to the west side. With the windows and channels designed to control the air ow, the building will maintain

a comfortable temperature, reducing the need for heating during winter.

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