February 26 - 27, 2016 , Warsaw University of Technology, Poland.
Theme: "Education for Research, Research for Creativity"
Publication and presentation of paper: "The impact of insolation regulations on the determination of the maximum building volume at an early design stage"
The aim of this research is to verify the impact of insolation regulations described in Polish building regulations on the maximum building volume and to determine the correct sequence of steps involved in the process of its delimitation. In this article, the outcomes of student work performed during a design studio course are presented. The performed analysis showed that the determination of maximum building volume in relation to insolation regulations is a multifaceted process and, as it is not deterministic, it could be treated as a form-finding tool, where many solutions are possible while having the same preset initial conditions.