28 Mar '15, 12am

Let There Be Natural Light: 6 Design Strategies to Borrow Daylight via @ecobldgpulse

Let There Be Natural Light: 6 Design Strategies to Borrow Daylight via @ecobldgpulse

Designing without maximizing natural light in mind is like saying no to free stuff. The sun’s energy already gives us this precious resource in lieu of extra lamps and exposure to natural light throughout the day yields physiological benefits that later offset other healthcare costs. It’s therefore critical to maximize natural light in any space, regardless of whether or not it has direct access to the outdoors. A recent design workshop from Houzz outlines the many ways natural light can be brought into a room where it might almost seem unnatural. Walls Clear glass transmits the most light to adjacent rooms. Placing glass in a wall above eye level helps diffuse light to the next room while maintaining privacy in both. The tactic is common is office spaces, but could easily make for more inviting bedrooms in homes as well. Translucent glass panes or walls can also be incorp...

Full article: http://www.ecobuildingpulse.com/skylights/let-there-be-na...

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