Daylighting in buildings


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Technical Tour on 20th August

“Sensing Copenhagen’s Daylighting through combined measurements and visits”

Tour by Emanuele Naboni and Tiziano Rumori

The mix of an old and new expansion of Copenhagen has generated a variety of spaces which make it for an everchanging daylighting. Ur­ban morphology, the aspect ratios, and green and water surfaces are changing light influencing the seasonal livability, the cyclability and the walkability of a place.

Needless to say, Copenhagen can be considered as a living lavbo­ratory for architecture. Most buildings offer a unique architectural light ambience, wheter they are designed around a poetic of light, or they are purely code compliant. Buildings further create ambiences, whether they are designed to fit a code or to interplay poetically with light.

The Nlited Summer School partecipants will thus investigate Co­penhagen light. The studies are supported via a series of localized illuminance readings, and a series of photos made by studnents to capture ambiences. Students will be focusing on the data-based thinking, and their qualitative readings of spaces.

Sensing Workshop Goals:
  • develop ability in data collection
  • develop critical thinking of light and about the implications on de­sign into space perception
  • contemplating the findings aiming to highlight meaningful observa­tions
Final Discussion

The topic of the discussion is:

  1. How does illuminance vary along the site?
  2. What factors determine this variation?
  3. If you compare outdoor spaces what can be recorded?
  4. If you compare indoor spaces what can be recorded?
  5. What information could you collect during the biking and how do you interpret them?

Places and Measuraments Points

Meeting point at Tagensvej 69 – Bike Rental 
09:00 – 12:00  Tour module 1
12:00 – 13:00  Lunchtime
13:00 – 15:00  Tour module 2

Module 1 (09:00 - 12:00)





Module 2 (13:00 - 15:00)



Emanuele Naboni

Emanuele Naboni

Emanuele Naboni is a Lecturer at the Royal Danish Academy, University of Parma, and the University of Sevilla. He was an invited Professor at ETH Future Cities Lab in Singapore, EPFL Lausanne, UC Berkeley and Architectural Association in London. He was a doctoral and postdoctoral researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Emanuele was a specialist at the “Performance Design Studio” of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP for several years. He consultant governments agencies, and foremost international architectural offices on their sustainable strategies.

Tiziano Rumori

Tiziano Rumori

Tiziano is an architect at Gottlieb Paludan Architects. He has a double master degree in sustainable architecture from the IUAV university of Venice and Pontificia universidad catolica de Chile in Santiago. He made a post graduate master at the SOS school of Mario Cucinella. He was former architect at Elemental Aleandro Aravena Chile, Adept and C.F.Møller Denmark.