Interscalar Morphological Analyses
This series of diagrams depicts morphological responses to various humidity transport phenomena, including vapor pressure, stratification, convective force, maximizing surface area, and temperature differentials. The spatial and material conditions are designed as particular responses to very specific physics with the intention of metabolizing humidity flows within building systems. The spatial conditions are most pronounced at the building scale, but also manifest at the system scale, while the material conditions formalize at a much smaller scale. Physics of vapor pressure differential is conceptualized through a series of hydrogel chambers covering the surface area of the building envelope, where localized pressure differentials encourage sorption. Convective buoyancy within large interior spaces creates stratification of hotter humid air near the ceiling surfaces, which can be lined with hydrophilic material for moisture sorption. Convective forces that occur naturally on the exterior of buildings can be utilized through choreography of intelligent desiccant articulation to allow for effective sorption of humidity. Maximization of desiccant surface area through folding and repetition of an organic boundary condition provides increased potential for humidity sorption. Taking advantage of temperature differentials and surface temperatures in correlation to dew point temperatures allows for vapor condensation collection.