Scientific design of skylights
|Author||Cabeza Laínez, José María
Martínez Gómez, Oscar
López de Asiaín Martín, Jaime
Almodóvar Melendo, José Manuel
|Editor||Szokolay, Steven S.|
|Department||Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Historia, Teoría y Composición Arquitectónicas|
|Published in||PLEA '99 (1999), pp. 1-6.|
|Abstract||This paper intends to present a critical reality in contemporary design, the astonishing coexistence of buildings in which daylighting has been carefully considered and simulated, and others in which this issue is treated ...
This paper intends to present a critical reality in contemporary design, the astonishing coexistence of buildings in which daylighting has been carefully considered and simulated, and others in which this issue is treated with haphazard design gestures. Although initial simulation models in the daylighting field were very much distanced from the actual practicing architect, this is no longer the case in our opinion, and also, it is a fact, that the role of apertures in all the relevant thermal exchanges that occur in buildings has been thoroughly recognized. However, many types of designs or even bioclimatic designs do not consider lighting simulations from the beginning of the design-process, and they are presented as correct if only the thermal balance meets, even at the risk of later energy waste in lighting devices and visual or physical discomfort.
|Cite||Cabeza Laínez, J.M., Martínez Gómez, O., López de Asiaín Martín, J. y Almodóvar Melendo, J.M. (1999). Scientific design of skylights. En PLEA '99 (1-6), Brisbane: Passive and Low Energy Architecture.|