At the Future Cities Laboratory of ETH Zurich in Singapore, I worked on the project “WeatherTimelapse”. It was part of the research initiative “Cooler Calmer Singapore”; which investigated ways to cool down the city. By implementing structural changes on building facades, wind flow through the street canyons can be channeled and optimized. Using wind flow simulation in combination with sensory recordings on the facades, the researchers tried to understand what structural changes are necessary. To better interpret these results, an understanding of the local weather conditions at that time was necessary. I therefore developed the “WeatherTimelapse”, a 360° time-lapse photography system overlaid with various weather data. The time-lapse could be recorded by three weatherproofed mirrorless cameras installed on a building’s roof, together with a weather station. Additionally, I developed a software pipeline to generate the time-lapse videos overlaid with weather data charts.
More information about the project can be found in our paper “Cooler Calmer Singapore – Towards comfortable tropical urban environments“.
Project duration: Dec. 2014 – Apr. 2015