by the VELUX Group
The Daylight Award honours and supports daylight research and daylight in architecture. The award puts specific emphasis on the interrelation between theory and practice for the benefit of human health, well-being and for the environment.
Daylight has been the primary source of light in buildings and has been a vital part of architecture for centuries. Our bodies need daylight as they need food and water; daylight is a nutrient for our metabolic processes and we know that daylight […]
By Bernt Meerbeek, Philips Lighting Research, The Netherlands
People have a deeply rooted need to experience control. Today we are surrounded by intelligent systems that take decisions and perform actions for us. This can make life easier, but there is a risk that users experience less control and reject the system. The central question in this thesis is whether we can design intelligent systems that have a degree of autonomy, while users maintain a sense of control. We try to achieve this […]