The Kunming tower is among a handful of recent projects where SOM design teams are using the power of what the firm calls “passive dynamics” to provide free cooling and ventilation in buildings. Passive dynamics entails a number of design techniques and theories that share a common trait: the utilization of naturally occurring phenomena to reduce energy consumption and improve the indoor environment.
SOM in the Press
Mastering Natural Ventilation: 5 Crucial Lessons from Design Experts
Source: Building Design + Construction