presentation by Florence Lam, Arup
As environmental concerns increase, it is more important than ever to utilise natural light to its fullest in all public spaces, including galleries and museums. When working on the New Acropolis Museum, Arup’s lighting team used daylight as the theme to emphasise and enhance the ancient collection as well as the architecture. Daylight is used as a tool to replicate, as far as possible, the outdoor conditions under which many of the architectural sculptures were originally […]
text by Koen Steemers | photography by Thekla Ehling
To truly enhance human well-being, building design needs to move beyond optimising single parameters such as temperature and humidity, to more holistic approaches that take their cues in health-supporting human behaviours. Based on the Five Ways to Well-Being that have recently been established by scientists, this article outlines some essential rules of thumb that designers can follow in order to nudge building users into a healthier way of living.
The design of our built […]
by Juan Miró, Miró Rivera Architects
Established as a home for the Central Texas division of Chinmaya Mission, an international non-profit Hindu spiritual organization, this new 8-acre campus is characterized by an architectural language that reinterprets traditional Indian typologies in order to reflect the organization’s modern context while calling to mind the universal principles of a global community. Presented with the unique opportunity of designing a Hindu mission in Central Texas, the architects applied their knowledge of local building materials to […]
by Betina Hauge, DTU (Technical University of Denmark), MSc (anthropology), PhD (sociology), HD(A)
This research project has investigated 17 households in Germany (cities and rural areas). The main aim was to learn about the significance of the window to these people: What they think of their windows, how, when and why they use them in their everyday life, if they have a favorite window and why, as well as the opposite. The report also includes a special focus on overheating and people’s […]
by Nicolas Roy, VELUX Group
The programme for the 6th VELUX Daylight Symposium to be held at Tobacco Dock on 2-3 September in London is now available!
More than 300 researchers, scientists and practitioners will gather to share new knowledge and experiences about daylight in buildings. Please visit the programme page for the full list of speakers presenting at this year’s Daylight Symposium.
If you wish to join the event please register before 31 July 2015, there are few places left. If you have any questions […]