|Examining the Natural Ventilation Performanceof Alternative Designs for Extension-Remodeling of Aged Apartments
|김영우(Kim, Young-Woo) ; 최영준(Choi, Young-Jun) ; 백수연(Baek, Soo-Yeon)
| Aged Apartment Remodeling; Natural Ventilation; Open-Lintel Door System; Sustainable Built Environment
|During the past decades, Korea has promoted apartments as the most efficient means for housing provision. Complying to the national
economy of the past, early apartments were built with load-bearing wall structures with minimal floor heights and systems. As those
apartments began to deteriorate, we have been witnessing numerous renewal projects where the aged apartments are fully demolished.
Recently, with the rising awareness on the importance of a sustainable built environment, apartment remodeling is being attempted as the
alternative renewal method for the aged apartments. However, the aforementioned physical conditions force remodeled apartments as being
“inferior in terms of in-door air quality.” In this regard, this study 1) proposes alternative remodeling designs that provide enhanced natural
ventilation and 2) objectively examine their natural ventilation performances, compared to the current remodeling designs. This study should
contribute towards the promotion of apartment remodeling, and ultimately, a more sustainable built environment.