Sunlight Qualities in Dwellings: a New Computational Analysis Tool

Ida Neel Sælland, Mihkel Pajuste, Ellen Kathrine Hansen

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"Architectural harmony with natural systems - including natural light - is essential to the wellbeing of building occupants'' (Shrum, 2017). A preliminary study of existing daylight recommendations in standards and sustainability certificates, applied in Denmark, revealed a neglectance of the importance of receiving direct sunlight in dwellings. The qualities of sunlight were defined through a modest qualitative analysis, resulting in five parameters: Sunlight Hours, Winter Sun, Morning Sun, Golden Hours and Magic Moments. These were defined as specific time periods supported by research on the visual and non-visual effects on well-being. The parameters were subsequently translated into a parametric analysis tool, using design application Rhinoceros 3D and elaborating on a new usage of the design software Ladybug Tools. This analysis tool is predicted to be of high use to identify problematic apartments in the architectural design phase, to compare different design proposals and to meet the individual needs of new occupants.
TitelAnthropologic: Architecture and Fabrication in the cognitive age : Proceedings of the 38th eCAADe Conference - Volume 1, TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 16-18 September 2020
RedaktørerL and D Werner and Koering
Antal sider10
Publikationsdatosep. 2020
StatusUdgivet - sep. 2020
BegivenhedeCAADE 2020: Anthropologic, Architecture and fabrication in the cognitive age - Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Tyskland
Varighed: 16 sep. 202017 sep. 2020


KonferenceeCAADE 2020
LokationTechnische Universität Berlin


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