Description

Daylighting, Architecture and Health examines the relationship between natural light in buildings and human health, considering both psychological and physiological issues and bringing together a range of research in the field. As we are becoming increasingly conscious of global warming and pushing towards energy efficiency in buildings, the book examines the question of daylighting from the perspective of the health of building occupants. It gathers and reviews all the latest and pertinent medical and architectural research related to natural light, or lack thereof, and its effect on people. * Documents medical research findings which establish a link between light quality and health * Considers design strategies for increasing daylight in buildings * Develops understanding and awareness of the importance of natural light in buildings Daylighting, Architecture and Health: Building Design Strategies is a timely and essential text for professional architects and all others concerned with the effects of daylighting on health, architecture and building design.

Key Features

* Outlines appropriate design strategies for increasing daylight in buildings * Demonstrates a link between light quality and health and explains the importance of natural light in buildings * Brings together the latest medical and architectural research on this important topic

Readership

Practicing Architects, building consultants concerned with the development of innovative designs, students and lecturers dealing with advances courses and continuing education Building service engineers, lighting designers, possibly health professionals in government service

Details

No. of pages:
160
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Architectural Press
Print ISBN:
9780750667241
Electronic ISBN:
9780080940717

About the author

Mohamed Boubekri

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA