Is beauty only skin deep? The building envelope and its impact on daylighting design

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Abstract

The design professions have seen a proliferation of new types of translucent glazing and cladding systems in the past decade. The design strategies, detailing, and choice of materials for the windows and building envelope are essential factors in creating a meaningful experience of architectural space and form. Yet, little attention has been given to the daylighting impacts of translucent versus clear glazing. This paper compares and contrasts the daylighting and envelope designs of the Naked House and the Shutter House by architect Shigeru Ban. Qualitative and quantitative analyses for each project illustrate the impacts on daylighting and human experience of translucent versus clear building envelopes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Solar Energy Society - Solar 2007
Subtitle of host publication36th ASES Annual Conf., 32nd National Passive Solar Conf., 2nd Renewable Energy Policy and Marketing Conference: Sustainable Energy Puts America to Work
Pages448-455
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
EventSolar 2007: Sustainable Energy Puts America to Work, Including 36th ASES Annual Conference, 32nd National Passive Solar Conference and 2nd Renewable Energy Policy and Marketing Conference - Cleveland, OH, United States
Duration: Jul 8 2007Jul 12 2007

Publication series

NameAmerican Solar Energy Society - Solar 2007: 36th ASES Annual Conf., 32nd National Passive Solar Conf., 2nd Renewable Energy Policy and Marketing Conference: Sustainable Energy Puts America to Work
Volume1

Other

OtherSolar 2007: Sustainable Energy Puts America to Work, Including 36th ASES Annual Conference, 32nd National Passive Solar Conference and 2nd Renewable Energy Policy and Marketing Conference
CountryUnited States
CityCleveland, OH
Period7/8/077/12/07

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