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Daylight Design of Buildings

A Handbook for Architects and Engineers, 1st Edition

By Nick Baker, Koen Steemers


260 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction * Part 1: The Role of Light in Architecture - the Role of Light in Architecture * Part 2: Daylight Design - Climate and Context * Building Form and the Potential for Daylighting * The Daylight Design of Spaces * Refurbishment of Existing Buildings * Materials, Surfaces, Light and Colour * The Design of Windows * Artificial Lighting Controls * Advanced Daylighting Systems * Daylight, Comfort and Health * Part 3: Design Criteria and Data - Design Tools * Design Data * Post-Occupancy Evaluation * Annotated Bibliography * Glossary * Index

About the Authors

Nick Baker and Koen Steemers are from the Martin Centre, University of Cambridge, UK.

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