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Daylighting design [electronic resource] : planning strategies and best practice solutions / By Mohamed Boubekri.

Author/Creator:
Boubekri, Mohamed, 1959-
Publication:
Boston : Birkhàˆuser, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
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Subjects:
Daylighting.
Light in architecture.
Summary:
For thousands of years people have aligned their homes with the sun. This tendency decreased with the availability of artificial light. Yet, due to the health effects of artificial light as well as rising energy costs, the issue of designing with daylight is of great importance again today. The primary objective of daylight systems is to make maximum use of daylight for certain building types and climates. The book documents the various dimensions of the optimum use of daylight with particular reference to window orientation, light distribution, and prism technology, and discusses the health and economic related aspects. In the final chapter, existing design concepts are documented in detail, including the expansion of the Art Institute of Chicago Museum in the United States byRenzo Piano Building Workshop,Terminal 3 of the Changi Airport in Singapore by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and the Clever House in Germany by Behnisch Architekten.
Contents:
Economics of daylighting
Daylighting and health
Daylighting metrics
Daylighting performance of side-wall windows
Strategies and systems performance
Case studies.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
De Gruyter Online.
Other format:
Print version: Mohamed Boubekri. Daylighting design : planning strategies and best practice solutions.
OCLC:
898346970
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Restricted for use by site license.