Buildings

Ever since man moved out of his cave into self-erected structures, he designed buildings that provided shelter from the elements, but were also in harmony with nature. The main reason is that he just didn't have any other options but to use the naturally available resources to provide him comfortable living conditions. Electric bar heaters and torch lights weren't invented for another several 10 000 years. His main source of light and heat was the sun.

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Man has known ever since how to design buildings that utilise sunlight and daylight. He only 'forgot' this craft with the availability of cheap electricity. Realising his mistake, he is now trying to re-discover what he lost only recently.

This section will teach you about good daylight design. It is not a step-by-step guide, and it can't be. Designing for daylight is a very iterative process, because there are so many variables that need to be looked at. This is equally what makes it so exciting, and we hope you will enjoy working with daylight as much as we do.