Daylighting: Natural Light in Architecture

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Routledge, 2004 - Architecture - 212 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.

* Learn how to incorporate daylight into a wide range of building design types
* Be informed about the most 'sustainable' of lighting techniques
* International case studies including examples from the UK, Hong Kong and USA inspire the reader and illustrate best practice

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Derek Phillips is a retired architect and lighting consultant. He established his own company of Architects and Lighting Consultants and was head of the business. He was President of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and is now Chairman for the CIBSE Daylight Group. He was also Vice President of the International Association of Lighting Designers NY from andconsultant to UNESCO on ancient monuments in Sri Lanka. He has won the UK National Lighting Award three times and has also won the European version of the prize. He has published numerous books and papers on the subject of lighting, including 'Lighting Historic Buildings' and 'LightingModern Buildings' for Architectural Press.

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