Daylighting

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Routledge, May 23, 2012 - Architecture - 240 pages
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Daylighting offers a general theory and introduction to the use of natural light in architecture.

The fourth of Derek Phillip's lighting books draws on his experience to illustrate how best to bring natural light into building design. As sustainability becomes a core principal for designers, daylighting comes to the fore as an alternative to artificial, energy consuming, light. Here, Phillips makes a rational argument for considering daylight first, outlining the arguments in favour of a daylight approach, and goes on to show, through a series of
beautifully illustrated case studies, how architects have created buildings in which natural light has been shown to play a major strategic role in the development of the design of a building.
 

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Retired since 1993, Derek Phillips, was an architect and lighting consultant. After obtaining degrees at Liverpool School of Architecture (first class honors) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and after spending time as a visitor to the University of Berkeley, Derek became Architectural Consultant to the AEI Lamp and Lighting Company. He then founded his own architectural and lighting practice in 1958, called Derek Phillips Associates, which later became DPA (UK) Lighting and DPA Chartered Architects. He was Chairman of Hertsfordshire Association of Architects and an RIBA Council Member. He was also President of the Illuminating Engineering Society, now Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers and Consultant to UNESCO on ancient monuments in Sri Lanka. He was also Vice President of the International Association of Lighting Designers, New York.

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