by the VELUX Group
UNESCO has declared 2015 the Year of Light. That highlights the importance of light in human societies as a carrier of information and energy, a source and signal of prosperity, and, above all, a tool to improve human quality of life.
We know that the right doses of daylight and darkness at the right times of day and night are essential for human health, which is a cornerstone for human quality of life. In a time when we […]
posted by Nicolas Roy, VELUX Group
The winners of the Natural Light – International Design Competition have now been selected among the 172 impressive Natural Light Lamp designs submitted from 65 countries around the world. The winners are two very talented Argentinian Industrial Design students, Ms. Mariana Arando and Mr. Luca Fondello, both from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The production phase of the winning design for the Natural Light Lamp will begin shortly, followed next year by shipment of […]
by Nicolas Roy, VELUX Group
The international conference Healthy Buildings Europe 2015 took place this week in Eindhoven on 18-20 May. On this occasion, we hosted a workshop during which Koen Steemers, Myriam Aries and Fergus Nicol addressed how buildings should be designed, if health and well-being of the inhabitants were the primary design criteria.
Koen Steemers, University of Cambridge: An Architect’s understanding of how circadian principles can be applied in the design of houses. (top left)
Myriam Aries, Eindhoven University of Technology: Home […]
by Siobhan Rockcastle, Maria Ámundadóttir & Mandana Sarey Khanie, PhD students, LIPID Lab, EPFL, Switzerland
This animation, titled “The Dynamics of Shadow: Architecture of Natural Light in Extreme Latitudes” was presented at “The Dynamics of Darkness in the North” an interdisciplinary conference held in Reykjavik from February 26-28. The conference featured research and creative work from academics, artists, and practitioners from around the world.
Under the supervision of Professor Marilyne Andersen and Jan Wienold, this video animation illustrates the dynamic daylight performance of an […]
by the VELUX Group
We are glad to announce the list of confirmed speakers who will be presenting at the 6th VELUX Daylight Symposium in London on 2-3 September.
This year, the Symposium speakers include world famous artist Olafur Eliasson, renowned for his works of art engaging the broader public sphere and chairman of Natural Light student competition for design of a solar lamp; Professor Koen Steemers from Cambridge University, who will present his most recent research on the interaction between sustainable […]