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RWDI Oculi Study

RWDI Oculi Study

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Published by Robert Wilonsky
Museum Tower's study insisting the only fix for Nasher Sculpture Center glare is to fix the Nasher's roof
Museum Tower's study insisting the only fix for Nasher Sculpture Center glare is to fix the Nasher's roof

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Published by: Robert Wilonsky on Jun 13, 2013
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Reconfigured Oculus for Nasher Sculpture Center - Concept Feasibility Study
Museum Tower RWDI # 1200597 This document is intended for the sole use of the party to whom it is addressed and may contain information that is
privileged and/or confidential. If you have received this in error, please notify us immediately.
® RWDI name and logo are registered trademarks in Canada and the United States of America
Reputation Resources Results
Canada | USA | UK | UAE | India | China
www.rwdi.com
 
Museum Tower 
Dallas, Texas
Concept Feasibility Study
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Reconfigured Oculus 
RWDI # 1200597 April 19
th
, 2013
SUBMITTED TO
Museum Tower LP
SUBMITTED BY
Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc.650 Woodlawn Road WestGuelph, Ontario, Canada N1K 1B8519.823.1311Joel Good, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.Specialist
 –
Building Performance joel.good@rwdi.com Ray Sinclair, Ph.D.Project Director - PrincipalRay.sinclair@rwdi.com Derek R. Kelly, M.Eng, P.Eng.Project Manager - Principalderek.kelly@rwdi.com 
 
Reconfigured Oculus for Nasher Sculpture Center - Concept Feasibility Study
Museum Tower RWDI # 1200597 Page 2
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pageIntroduction . . . . 3Oculus Geometries . . . . 6Test Methodology . . . . 8Simulations . . . . 11Simulation Results . . . . 13Study of Dallas Sky Cover . . . 24Study of Reconfigured Oculi Views . . 30Summary . . . . . 35
Appendix A Occuli Walkability . . . 39Appendix B
 
Qualitative Model Check of Capture of ReflectedLight Spot . . . . 40Appendix C Comparison of Reconfigured Oculi with ExistingOculi pre (without) Museum Tower. . 42Appendix D Comparison of Reconfigured Oculi with ExistingOculi with Museum Tower (current scenario)
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Table of Contents
 
Reconfigured Oculus for Nasher Sculpture Center - Concept Feasibility Study
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Renderings of the Museum Tower in Dallas, TX(courtesy of Johnson Fain)
Overview:
The Museum Tower (MT) is a 43-story structurecurrently under construction in the arts district of Dallas, Texas.
The western glass façade has been observed tointermittently reflect afternoon sunlight onto theNasher Sculpture Center (NSC), located south of thetower.
The Museum Tower design team have explored anumber of mitigation measures to eliminate thereflections penetrating the NSC, includingmodifications to the Museum Tower itself, alterationsto the Nasher Sculpture Center, and interceptingstructures in the space between.
Introduction

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