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Annual Dynamics of Daylight Variability and Contrast

A Simulation-Based Approach to Quantifying Visual Effects in Architecture

Authors: Rockcastle, Siobhan, Andersen, Marilyne

  • Introduces a new typological language that categorizes architectural space in terms of contrast and temporal variation
  • Proposes a new family of metrics that quantify the magnitude of contrast-based visual effects and time-based variation within daylit spaces
  • Demonstrates how, through the use of time-segmented daylight renderings, a more holistic analysis of daylight performance is made possible
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Daylight is a dynamic source of illumination in architectural space, creating diverse and ephemeral configurations of light and shadow within the built environment. Perceptual qualities of daylight, such as contrast and temporal variability, are essential to our understanding of both material and visual effects in architecture. Although spatial contrast and light variability are fundamental to the visual experience of architecture, architects still rely primarily on intuition to evaluate their designs because there are few metrics that address these factors. Through an analysis of contemporary architecture, this work develops a new typological language that categorizes architectural space in terms of contrast and temporal variation. This research proposes a new family of metrics that quantify the magnitude of contrast-based visual effects and time-based variation within daylit space through the use of time-segmented daylight renderings to provide a more holistic analysis of daylight performance.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Rockcastle, Siobhan (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Research Context

    Rockcastle, Siobhan (et al.)

    Pages 9-22

  • Architectural Context

    Rockcastle, Siobhan (et al.)

    Pages 23-35

  • Defining New Metrics for Contrast and Variability

    Rockcastle, Siobhan (et al.)

    Pages 37-51

  • Application of New Metrics to Abstract Spatial Models

    Rockcastle, Siobhan (et al.)

    Pages 53-68

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eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-5233-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-5232-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Annual Dynamics of Daylight Variability and Contrast
Book Subtitle
A Simulation-Based Approach to Quantifying Visual Effects in Architecture
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Computer Science
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-5233-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-5233-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5232-3
Series ISSN
2191-5768
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 83
Number of Illustrations and Tables
57 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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