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Crisis of Window. Lost Purpose of Daylight Opening
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Lightning Design.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis concentrates on problematic field of architectural education and practice related to window role. Phenomena of window loosing it’s primary functional purpose [inside-outside connection in terms of view and daylight] and becoming more decorative element of the facade. This paper content consists of analysis of case studies by evaluating window provided light and view qualities using qualitative and quantitative methods in chosen office buildings. Analysis and results are followed by the discussion of window role oppositions between architect’s and user’s perspective together with secondary topics coming out of it. As the result of analysis and discussion - guidelines for window design are suggested and conclusive experiment of their customization is demonstrated. This thesis  concentrates on awareness of window identity crisis as well as examine and provide simple manners, which can increase quality of daylight and view through the openings in architectural planning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 45
Keywords [en]
Window purpose, Daylight, Sunlight, View, Office, User, Architect, Inside-out, Outside-in, Facade, Space
National Category
Architecture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-232458OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-232458DiVA, id: diva2:1234253
Subject / course
Architectural Lighting Design
Educational program
Master of Science - Architectural Lighting Design and Health
Presentation
2018-05-31, 09:30 (English)
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Available from: 2019-01-24 Created: 2018-07-23 Last updated: 2019-01-24Bibliographically approved

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