First Outcomes of an Investigation about Daylighting Knowledge and Education in Europe

Federica Giuliani, Natalia Sokol, Raquel Abreu Vieira Viula, Valerio R.M. Lo Verso, Helena Coch Roura, Federica Caffaro

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DAYKE (Daylighting Knowledge in Europe) is a project to investigate the daylighting knowledge and skills of Architecture students and practitioners from different countries within the European Union. This paper introduces the first stage of the research and provides results from a direct survey taken by 161 students from seven schools of Architecture: two in Italy, one in The Netherlands, two in Poland and two in Spain. The results indicate significant national differences in preference and perception of daylit spaces. They also show a lack of knowledge about daylighting metrics and regulations among the respondents. Although the research is undergoing, the preliminary data analysis indicates that there is a need for enhancing the daylight knowledge among future architects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Lux Europa 2017 Conference (Lux Europa 2017)
Subtitle of host publicationLighting for modern society
EditorsMatej B. Kobav
Place of PublicationLjubljana
PublisherLighting Engineering Society of Slovenia
ISBN (Print)978‐961‐93733‐4‐7
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2017
EventLux Europa 2017 Conference - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 18 Sep 201720 Sep 2017


ConferenceLux Europa 2017 Conference


  • Daylighting education
  • Daylighting knowledge
  • Daylit spaces assessment
  • EU regulations


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