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Double-Skin Facades And Daylight Simulations: Comparative Study Of Facade Typologies And Effects On Natural Light In Different Climates, Ajla Aksamija Dec 2016

Double-Skin Facades And Daylight Simulations: Comparative Study Of Facade Typologies And Effects On Natural Light In Different Climates, Ajla Aksamija

Ajla Aksamija

This article discusses results of a research study that investigated daylight performance of glazed double-skin facades (DSFs) in various climate types. The objectives of the study were: 1) to analyze the daylight levels in different types of DSFs (box window, corridor type, and multistory) in four different climates; 2) to compare daylight performance against the conventional single skin glazed facade (curtain wall); 3) to investigate the effects of facade orientations on daylight; and 4) to investigate the impacts of facade characteristics (different depth of air cavities in DSFs) on daylight levels. The research methods consisted of daylight simulations in Radiance ...