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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017H/63/S27.128

THE ARCHITECTURE OF DAYLIGHT IN THE DISCOURSE ABOUT THE AESTHETICS OF SUSTAINABILITY

M. Roginska-Niesluchowska
Thursday 23 November 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgemviennagreen.org, SGEM2017 Vienna GREEN Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-29-4 / ISSN 1314-2704, 27 - 29 November, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 63, 1031-1038 pp; DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017H/63/S27.128

ABSTRACT

The need to create ecological and energy efficient architecture is evident today. In the contemporary discourse on architecture more and more attention is dedicated to the aesthetics that expresses the idea of sustainability. The article is a voice in this debate, concentrating on the architecture that features daylight. Solar light comes from the natural environment and brings some substantial benefits for the architectural space, such as light, warmth and atmosphere, which should be reflected in the aesthetics of the building. The paper shows some aesthetic approaches to the architecture of daylighting presented in a number of theoretical works and innovative projects designed by distinguished theorists and architects. The method of analysis and criticism of literature, a case study and deductive reasoning are applied as research methods. The study has shown that the most outstanding architects make a continuous effort to find a new aesthetic expression of their architectural concepts by using daylight. Representative buildings attract the public not only by their dynamic form, but also by the unusual structure of their facades and their ability to interact with the surroundings. Architects arrange changes in the daily appearance of the building by enhancing creative effects of daylight on the facade. They use spectacular high-tech solutions or cooperate with nature.

Keywords: architectural design, daylight, daylighting, aesthetics of sustainability