Daylight Design of Buildings

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Earthscan, 2002 - Architecture - 250 pages
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To complement the critical and objective view gleaned from the study of some sixty buildings, this design manual has been developed to provide a more synthetic approach to the principles which lie behind successful daylight design. These principles are illustrated with examples drawn from the case study buildings. The emphasis throughout has been on practical methods to improve design, rather than techniques studied for any intrinsic interest. The book provides the necessary tools to assist the designer to provide well daylit interiors, and shows that good daylight design is not a restriction on architectural expression but, on the contrary, acts as an inspiration and foundation for good architecture.
 

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Contents

Climate and context
29
Building form and the potential lor daylighting
41
The daylight design of spaces
53
Refurbishment of existing buildings 70
80
Materials surfaces light and colour
88
The design of windows
105
Artificial lighting controls
121
Advanced dayhghting systems
135
Daylight comfort and health
168
Design tools
191
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
237
INDEX
245
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Nick Baker and Koen Steemers are from the Martin Centre, University of Cambridge, UK.

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