Shaped by Light: Integrated Daylighting at the Reid Building at the Glasgow School of Art
This paper explores an integrated approach to daylighting design in the Reid Building at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) by Steven Holl Architects (SHA). It considers how SHA has skillfully and creatively bridged the poetic and practical potentials and complexity of daylighting to artfully reconcile the physical and measurable attributes of site, climate, program, and ecological performance with the intangible qualities of atmosphere, aesthetics, and human experience. Daylight studies using Velux Daylight Visualizer explored how the daylight supports design intentions, program, and performance. SHA’s Reid Building provides insight into an integrated approach to daylighting design strategies and methods to inform contemporary architectural practice and design education.
keywords: Daylighting Design, Glasgow School of Art, Steven Holl Architects