A study about daylighting knowledge and education in Europe. Results from the first phase of the DAYKE project

Federica Giuliani, Natalia Sokol, Valerio R.M. Lo Verso, Raquel Abreu Vieira Viula, Federica Caffaro, Bernard Paule, Aicha Diakite, Yannick Sutter

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Abstract

This paper presents selected results from the first stage of DAYKE (Daylight Knowledge in Europe), a 3-phase project that investigates the knowledge on daylighting in buildings among architecture students and practitioners across Europe. Subjective judgements from 561 students from 8 architecture universities in the EU, collected through two surveys in 2018. The key findings are: (i) the spatial distribution of comfort and mood in the classrooms varied depending on sky conditions and distance from windows; (ii) the average daylight factor DFm showed a good agreement with subjective judgements on the amount of daylight in a space; (iii) experts and non-experts provided similar judgements on the perception of a daylit environment; (iv) a general lack of knowledge about daylighting metrics, regulations, assessment tools and software was highlighted. Furthermore a difficulty in implementing daylighting into the design practice is also identified.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
JournalArchitectural Science Review
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 14 Oct 2019

Keywords

  • DAYKE
  • daylighting knowledge
  • education in Europe
  • perception of daylit spaces
  • subjective evaluation
  • survey among students

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