Preliminary Study on the Wind Flow Simulation Over a Biophilic City

Authors

  • Husna Aini Swarno Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Ahmad Faiz Mohamad Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur,Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Nurul Huda Ahmad Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Syuhaida Ismail Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Rohayah Che Amat Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Mohammad Hussaini Wahab Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Wan Nurul Mardhiah Wan Mohd Rani Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Keywords:

Biophilic, vegetation, wind flow, urban, simulation

Abstract

Biophilic city refers to the affiliation of the cities to conserve the natural environment and strive to achieve high connections with the green surroundings. As cities face swift urbanization, the green lungs of vegetation and forestry are sacrificed to accommodate buildings and infrastructures needed by the increasing population. Via biophilic design approach, countries like Singapore and New Zealand have proven that they are able to reclaim the nature and green environment for better quality of lives. This preliminary study is therefore aimed to develop the biophilic climate-conscious design for an area by focusing on the biophilic way of sustaining natural wind condition. This is due to the fact that the disturbance on natural wind condition might lead to bad ventilation or other significant modified wind flow such as gust, where in worst case scenario, may cause disaster cause by abnormal wind. As a result, this paper is expected to discover an appropriate wind flow simulation for wind flow map of a chosen potential area which is useful in guiding the local authorities towards future development of naturally environment.

Published

2021-08-04