Dynamic Daylighting Architecture: Basics, Systems, Projects
When planning buildings in which people are to work and live, the use of natural daylight and solar energy are playing increasingly important roles. The ultimate aim of all these building strategies is to compensate the different lighting requirements caused by the winter and summer climates by using simple but ingenious techniques. By guiding daylight, in particular by using a specially developed technique called Retrotechnology which involves using reflective elements, the construction of facades and building with glass can take on new dimensions. This volume is a detailed documentary of these new strategies and technologies and it will serve as an introduction to the basic principles, functions, designs and calculation methods of daylight guiding technology to all architects, lighting designers, building and conditioning engineers. Impressively illustrated with a large number of computer simulations and photographs of built examples, this book is the result of extensive research. It explains in detail the role Retrotechnological elements can have in fa ade and building technology as a factor in integral planning and discusses the consequences which the dynamic use of daylight will have in the future planning of buildings.
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Homogeneous Daylight Coefficient
Transparent Insulation Mediatecture
Comparison of Functional Values
Special Retrolouvers were developed to take advantage of zenith light
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No Glare from Diffuse Sky
Formation of Stripes?
RETROLuxTherm as Daylighting and Artificial Lighting System
Vertical Light Redirection
Lightdeflecting systems must ensure good visual contact with the outside
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