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The challenges of incorporating natural light into facade design

22 May 2013

IQPC Facade Design & Delivery conference, Houston, TX

Angela Watson, Shepley Bulfinch
Mark Patterson, SmithGroupJJR

Angela WatsonIn this presentation, Angela and Mark discuss strategies for designing facades that respond to and leverage sunlight in building facades.  The discussion will address effective ways to use exterior surfaces to interplay changing patterns of sun and shadow; mitigate solar intensity without sacrificing its benefits; and evaluate different types and treatments of glass.

Examples will include the University of Houston’s Health and Biomedical Sciences Building, the beveled façade of which creates shifting shadows over the course of the day.

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