This report discusses the development of a prototype for anonymously collecting empirical data on room occupancy and circulation patterns for indoor environments. The report is the initial phase of a larger proposal to develop a design methodology that can supplement manual and subjective methods of evaluating interior design decisions.
“Post Occupancy Evaluation Survey Report” confirms that Post Occupancy Evaluations (POEs) are becoming an increasingly popular tool for architects of sustainable buildings. The report tallies sustainable design leaders’ current use of POE, as well as their desire to conduct evaluations on a larger scale in the near future.
A new office complex on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India, harnesses energy from an abundant resource in the country that many architectural solutions overlook — the sun. This paper discusses how SOM's design manages to meet two seemingly conflicting objectives: maximizing shading while using daylight as an energy source.