STUDIO MOFFITT

> House on Limekiln Line
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> Nathan Phillips Square
> Dublin Grounds of Remembrance
> Peripheral Sitings
> Topophilia
> Clouds, Vortices & Plumes
> Exothermic Landscape
> Drawing Energy 1
> Drawing Energy 2
> Drawing Energy 3
> Fill, Flow, Track on the Isle of Rum
> Digital Ecologies: Contamination

> Retooling Cockenzie Power Station
> Sand, Silt, Salt, Water
> Streamlining Models
> Streamlined Models
> Thermal Plume Models



 


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Thermal Plume Models | Ongoing Research | 2014-present
A series of 'filling tank' models make airflow associated with thermal differntials visible. The physical principle is simple: denser dyed saline water is injected into a model submerged in a freshwater tank, simulating the injection of cold air into a warner environment or (when mirrored) warm air in a colder environment. However, the results start to make principles such as 'thermal asymmetry' (Rahm), 'alliesthesia' (DeDear), and 'thermal delight' (Heschong) both visible and materially tangible. An architecture of buoyancy, thermal plumes, and stratification emerges.