A Case Study in Reflective Daylighting

May 21, 2014

This article discusses research that was performed during the design of an atrium for a higher education building, focusing on the methods to increase natural light levels through daylight redirecting strategies. The article reviews physical and digital modeling that was performed during the design to develop reflective building geometry to light the building’s interior atrium. The article documents the research methodology, design strategies as well as technical concepts.

keywords: daylighting, energy optimization, computational design, simulation, orientation, sustainability

Patrick Cunningham, AIA, LEED BD+C (Perkins+Will)
Paul Zaferiou, IALD, RA (Lam Partners)
Kera Lagios, IALD (Lam Partners)
Perkins+Will Research Journal
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