Daylighting, architecture and health [electronic resource] : building design strategies / Mohamed Boubekri.Material type: TextPublisher: Amsterdam ; Boston ; London : Architectural, 2008Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (viii, 144 p.) : ill., maps, plansISBN: 9780750667241; 0750667249Subject(s): Daylighting | Architectural design -- Health aspects | Light -- Physiological effectGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Daylighting, architecture and health.DDC classification: 729.28 LOC classification: NA2794 | .B68 2008Online resources: ScienceDirect
Daylighting, Architecture and Health examines the relationship between natural light in buildings and human health, considering both psychological and physiological issues and bringing together a range of research in the field. As we are becoming increasingly conscious of global warming and pushing towards energy efficiency in buildings, the book examines the question of daylighting from the perspective of the health of building occupants. It gathers and reviews all the latest and pertinent medical and architectural research related to natural light, or lack thereof, and its effect on people. * Documents medical research findings which establish a link between light quality and health * Considers design strategies for increasing daylight in buildings * Develops understanding and awareness of the importance of natural light in buildings Daylighting, Architecture and Health: Building Design Strategies is a timely and essential text for professional architects and all others concerned with the effects of daylighting on health, architecture and building design. * Outlines appropriate design strategies for increasing daylight in buildings * Demonstrates a link between light quality and health and explains the importance of natural light in buildings * Brings together the latest medical and architectural research on this important topic.
Chapter 1-Introduction; Chapter 2-Designing With the Sun: A Historical Perspective; Chapter 3-Daylighting Legislation; Chapter 4-Light, Circadian Rhythm and Seasonal Affective Disorder; Chapter 5-Light, Human Physiology and Health; Chapter 6-Light and Human Psychology; Chapter 7-Daylighting Design Strategies.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -139) and index.
Description based on print version record.