by J. Alstan Jakubiec, Architecture and Sustainable Design, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SG)
It is desirable to design buildings with natural daylight and views to the outside, which can maximize passive solar heating, minimize electric lighting use and contribute to feelings of well-being and awareness. Unfortunately, the presence of daylight is not always a positive one. Excessive brightness, strong contrast or intense reflections from daylight can cause visual discomfort or the inability to perform tasks. Typically, the total amount of luminous flux […]
by Francesco Anselmo, Lighting Designer at Arup in London
Can we imagine a house without windows? Probably not, yet we don’t seem to mind spending most of our lives in artificial environments, working, studying, meeting, shopping deep inside buildings where air and light are crafted by machines to create the most uniform and stable conditions.
We’ve strived to create the perfectly stable environment at work to avoid dis-tractions and enhance productivity. These conditions are sanctified by design recommendations, building regulations and energy […]