The Architecture of Natural Light

Author: Henry Plummer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500290361

Category: Light in architecture

Page: 256

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This new paperback, is the first publication to consider the many effects of natural illumination in contemporary buildings. This comprehensive and thoughtful survey begins with a brief introduction to the history of architecture, seen through the advances and experimentation put forward by architects over the centuries.
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Daylighting

Natural Light in Architecture

Author: Derek Phillips

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750663235

Category: Architecture

Page: 212

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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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The Architecture of Light

Recent Approaches to Designing with Natural Light

Author: Mary Ann Steane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135655952

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Reviewing the use of natural light by architects in the era of electricity, this book aims to show that natural light not only remains a potential source of order in architecture, but that natural lighting strategies impose a usefully creative discipline on design. Considering an approach to environmental context that sees light as a critical aspect of place, this book explores current attitudes to natural light by offering a series of in-depth studies of recent projects and the particular lighting issues they have addressed. It gives a more nuanced appraisal of these lighting strategies by setting them within their broader topographic, climatic and cultural contexts.
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Illuminating

Natural Light in Residential Architecture

Author: Michelle Corrodi,Klaus Spechtenhauser

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3038216410

Category: Architecture

Page: 232

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The image of open working and living spaces flooded with light has, more than any other, become fixed in our minds as a symbol of modernity and the spirit of the times. While the workplace has always been the focus of ergonomic studies and optimization with respect to a good provision of daylight, large glass surfaces have now become the order of the day for living spaces as well. But does this automatically make for better illumination? Taking this question as its starting point, the publication Illuminating thematizes central aspects of light planning, including the connection between the provision of daylight and architectural design, building orientation, the nature of the facade, the ground plan, comfort, and the proportions and atmosphere of rooms. In the process, general characteristics and fundamental principles as well as subtle facets of an intelligent treatment of daylight are discussed and critically examined within an expanded architecture- and culture-historical context.
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Light into architecture

evocative aspects of natural light as related to liturgy in Byzantine churches

Author: Iakovos Potamianos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 524

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Stillness & Light

The Silent Eloquence of Shaker Architecture

Author: Henry Plummer

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253353629

Category: Architecture

Page: 134

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Shaker buildings have long been admired for their simplicity of design and sturdy craftsmanship, with form always following function. Over the years, their distinctive physical characteristics have invited as much study as imitation. Their clean, unadorned lines have been said to reflect core Shaker beliefs such as honesty, integrity, purity, and perfection. In this book, Henry Plummer focuses on the use of natural light in Shaker architecture, noting that Shaker builders manipulated light not only for practical reasons of illumination but also to sculpt a deliberately spiritual, visual presence within their space. Stillness and Light celebrates this subtly beautiful aspect of Shaker innovation and construction, captured in more than 100 stunning photographs.
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Architecture and Light

Basic Principles for Designing with Daylight

Author: Fabio Capanni

Publisher: LetteraVentidue

ISBN: 9788862422154

Category: Architecture

Page: 80

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Light is the soul of space, a breath that runs through it and gives it life. It chases the shadows relentlessly in a ritual that makes the passing of time visible. Architecture is, above all else, the implementation of this ritual, which ignites the dialectic between the immobility of space and the dynamic action of light, between the finiteness of the dimensions and the incommensurability of the natural element, and between the concreteness of the material and the abstraction of the vacuum. Architecture and Light attempts to outline some basic principles that govern the relationship between daylight and architectural space to place it at the centre of the architect s work.
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Daylighting, Architecture and Health

Author: Mohamed Boubekri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136411933

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

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Daylighting, Architecture and Health examines the relationship between natural light in buildings and human health, considering both psychological and physiological issues and bringing together a range of research in the field. As we are becoming increasingly conscious of global warming and pushing towards energy efficiency in buildings, the book examines the question of daylighting from the perspective of the health of building occupants. It gathers and reviews all the latest and pertinent medical and architectural research related to natural light, or lack thereof, and its effect on people. * Documents medical research findings which establish a link between light quality and health * Considers design strategies for increasing daylight in buildings * Develops understanding and awareness of the importance of natural light in buildings Daylighting, Architecture and Health: Building Design Strategies is a timely and essential text for professional architects and all others concerned with the effects of daylighting on health, architecture and building design.
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Light in Engineering, Architecture and the Environment

Author: Konrad Domke,C. A. Brebbia

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 1845645502

Category: Architecture

Page: 249

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The Wessex Institute of Technology has for years been convening conferences on sustainable architecture and planning, design in nature, heritage architecture, and environmental health. With the growing importance of lighting in the creation of better, healthier environments, the enhancement of heritage architecture, and the recovery of urban areas, as well as new developments in more sustainable lighting it became clear that a conference focusing on lighting issues would be useful. This book contains the papers to be presented at the first International Conference on Lighting in Engineering, Architecture and the Environment, discussing the latest developments in a variety of topics related to light and illumination, from its engineering aspects to its use in art and architecture and the effect of light on living systems and human health. Ranging from discussions of technical issues regarding equipment design and light measurement to human perception of light and the effect of light on human health, the book will be of interest to architectures, planners, environmental health experts, and stage designers in academia, industry and government, as well as colleagues discussing the latest developments in a variety of topics related to light and illumination, from its engineering aspects to its use in art and architecture and the effect of light on living systems and human health.
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