To complement the critical and objective view gleaned from the study of some sixty buildings, this design manual has been developed to provide a more synthetic approach to the principles which lie behind successful daylight design. These principles are illustrated with examples drawn from the case study buildings. The emphasis throughout has been on practical methods to improve design, rather than techniques studied for any intrinsic interest. The book provides the necessary tools to assist the designer to provide well daylit interiors, and shows that good daylight design is not a restriction on architectural expression but, on the contrary, acts as an inspiration and foundation for good architecture.

part I|25 pages

The role of light in architecture

chapter 1|23 pages

The role of light in architecture

part II|162 pages

Daylighting design

chapter 2|12 pages

Climate and context

chapter 4|26 pages

The daylight design of spaces

chapter 5|8 pages

Refurbishment of existing buildings

chapter 6|18 pages

Materials, surfaces, light and colour

chapter 7|16 pages

The design of windows

chapter 8|14 pages

Artificial lighting controls

chapter 9|31 pages

Advanced daylighting systems

chapter 10|22 pages

Daylight, comfort and health

part III|48 pages

Design criteria and data

chapter 11|27 pages

Design tools

chapter 12|12 pages

Design data

chapter 13|6 pages

Post occupancy evaluation