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By B. Gherri

Lately a renewed emphasis at the merits of right use of typical gentle has centred the eye at the have to outline a brand new paradigm, to correctly check the variety of the quantity gentle that may be used not just to reinforce the presence of average mild as a device to stipulate expressively the indoor house, but additionally to minimize the call for for electrical energy and thermal power intake in constructions. This identify offers with the numerous merits linked to using usual gentle, evaluating architectural reports, technological units and calculation tools. It explores the spatial characteristics of equipped environments by using usual gentle, regarding power saving techniques and visible convenience definition, even if in present architectural perform, sunlight is a deeply underexploited average source. a formal ordinary lighting fixtures method, adapted to the necessities of architectural shape and customised to occupants useful wants is a vital help to trendy weather keep an eye on rules, in addition to to energy-saving measures and in decreasing thermal rather a lot. An in-depth research at the varied equipment of overview normal mild highlights deficiencies and inaccuracies, exhibiting the necessity to outline a brand new calculation method that merges basically qualitative evaluation with the hot dynamic technique, related to clients' personal tastes. essentially meant for architects and architects, this ebook offers an advent to the categories of difficulties encountered and present on hand strategies to reinforce and to exhibit the ideal dose of sunlight contained in the structures, with a deep awareness to strength saving techniques and to indoor visible convenience. Written for practitioners whose paintings is expounded to layout and retrofit activities, the booklet can also be of curiosity to postgraduate scholars and teachers facing indoor layout optimization and effort saving concerns

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In the Mosque of Rome the concept of light from light of the Koran has been translated into a dual presence of light: as indicator of privileged orientation and a system of light reflection in which the architectural elements serve as mirrors channelling light, concealing its direct sources’ [27]. 3 The experience of Central Europe In Europe the most significant experiences in relation to light experimentation assign a diminished role to Daylighting strategies, for the most part integrated with artificial light sources, due to the large variability of natural light in the daytime and in the summer season.

All matter is light. Light is the donor of every presence’ [23]. 2 The Italian experience The Italian architectural tradition, from the Classical era to the Renaissance period, up to the scenographic practices of the Baroque, has its roots in a context in which natural light constantly affirms its presence, determines the form of the constructed space and its variable glimpses, never the same twice, and because of this unique and unrepeatable. Great modern masters made this natural constant their own, through formal subtleties that allow us to glimpse an awareness very close to the techniques of Daylight Assessment, or by putting forward proven solutions from secular experiences unwittingly, the fruit of a deeply rooted cultural heritage.

Similarly, the creations of Mies van der Rohe are distinguished by the strict simplicity of forms, which is equally reflected in colour choices and the desire to encourage the pure essence of the light as much as possible. In contrast to some of his contemporaries, it is not possible to affirm that Mies evaluated a true strategy of natural illumination, but rather, it is clear how he Natural light in the architectural project ⎥ 29 preferred to use natural light as a tool for the enhancement of the surfaces, a means to control the plasticity of form.

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