Glare Analysis of Daylit Spaces
Recommendations for Practice
J Alstan Jakubiec, Rashida Mogri September 2010
Glare, physical discomfort caused by contrast or luminous intensity, is an underutilized parameter in contemporary architectural design. This page presents a series of interrelated projects that are concerned with experimental and computer-based design analysis techniques to asses the appearance of glare in daylit spaces.
- Survey: If you are a practicing architect, lighting designer or consultant we invite you to participate in an online survey on Glare Analysis and HDR Photography in Contemporary Architectural Practice.
- Online tutorials and design tools: If you would like to learn more about HDR photography, please refer to our online tutorials on 'glare'. If you would like to learn how to conduct a computer-based glare analysis, have a look at DIVA-for-Rhino.
- Adaptive Zone: In this study we developed a concept for assessing glare throughout daylit spaces based on the daylight glare probability metric. Part of our results is a new glare visualization mode that we call 'Multidirectional Time-Lapse Simulation' (see below). Initial project results were presented at the 9th International Radiance Workshop in September 2010 in Freiburg, Germany (Workshop Presentation). In January 2011 we submitted a full paper to Lighting Research and Technology(Abstract).
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