By Kathrine Westermann
Daylight is vital to our long-term health and wellbeing. Yet, our modern way of living challenges our daily access to daylight and connection to nature. So what role is left for architects and planners when we are trailing out of sync with natural lighting cycles?
For many, the daily cycle during the work week leaves little time for fresh air and outdoor light exposure.
We get up early in the morning, race to work, spend 8 to 10 hours inside […]
Posted by Jens Christoffersen, VELUX Group
Research into the distribution of natural light and its level of exposure in historic buildings has been carried out by Loughborough University on behalf of the National Trust. John Mardaljevic, Professor of Building Daylight Modelling in the School of Civil and Building Engineering, has been using high dynamic range (HDR) imaging to measure where the natural light falls at different points throughout the day and over several months in the Smoking Room at Ickworth House near […]