Daylight simulation of different light well types in single story terrace houses

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Indoor environment quality inside a house is greatly dependent upon good daylighting. Thus, an opening plays an important role in influencing the effectiveness of daylight distribution in building. A commonly used element in terrace house to admit natural lighting is light well. This study reviews different light wells typology in single story terrace houses, conducts daylighting simulations of different light well types and proposes daylighting rules of thumb for light wells. There are several types of light wells simulated for daylighting performances in this study. Light well models were simulated using Integrated Environmental Solution - Virtual Environmental (IES_VE) application software. Regression analysis was then carried out to find correlation between the measurements obtained in the daylighting simulation and the calculations derived from an established daylighting formula. Thus, existing daylighting formula is modified to create new daylighting rules of thumb for light wells in single story terrace houses. These new rules of thumb are actually simplified formulas to aid architects in estimating daylight levels in terrace house light wells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-7
Number of pages6
JournalAlam Cipta
Volume12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Keywords

  • Daylighting
  • Indoor environment
  • Light well
  • Rules of thumb
  • Terrace houses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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Daylight simulation of different light well types in single story terrace houses. / Atan, Amran; Nik Ibrahim, Nik Lukman.

In: Alam Cipta, Vol. 12, No. 1, 01.01.2019, p. 2-7.

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