By Nanet Mathiasen, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Denmark
Nordic Light ‐ and its impact on the design of apertures in Nordic architecture
Living on the northern‐most part of the globe means we experience the Nordic light every day, and this dissertation is about this very special light.
Traditionally, the northern people have been very conscious of the Nordic daylight. They see the Nordic light as a distinctive feature of the northern countries as well as of great importance for […]
by Nicolas Roy, VELUX Group
This weekend, remember to move your clock back and enjoy that extra hour of sleep on Sunday!
The last weekend of October is the time when we say goodbye to daylight savings time (DST) or summer time. The concept of daylight saving is dating back to 1895 and was first proposed by New Zealander George Hudson, and implemented for the first time by Germany and Austria-Hungary in 1916. Many more countries have started to use the concept […]
by Paul Bogard, James Madison University
A starry night is one of nature’s most magical wonders. Yet in our artificially lit world, most of us no longer experience true darkness. In this talk based on his book THE END OF NIGHT, Paul Bogard seeks to restore our awareness of the spectacularly primal, wildly dark night sky and how it has influenced the human experience across everything from science to art. Using a blend of personal narrative, natural history, science, and astronomy, Bogard […]