The Art of Architectural Daylighting



ISBN: 9781786271648 Category:

Mary Guzokwski


During the past decade there has been a tremendous growth in daylighting analysis methods, allowing designers to meet ever higher standards. But in relying too heavily on these methods, there is a risk of reducing daylighting design to a quantitative exercise, overlooking the qualitative, aesthetic and experiential aspects of design. This book reveals how architects have bridged the poetic and practical potential of daylighting to create exquisitely illuminated spaces.

In the book, twelve buildings are examined, using photographs, drawings and plans. Each case study also includes technical analysis diagrams, specially created using specialist software. Featured architects include Renzo Piano, David Chipperfield and Steven Holl.

The Art of Architectural Daylighting will be invaluable for professionals and students alike.

Additional information

Weight 1615 g
Dimensions 25.5 x 29.8 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 1 June 2018
Number of pages 240
Format Hardback
Dimensions 25.5 x 29.8 cm
Weight 1615 g


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Mary Guzowski is a Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota. She is a co-author of the Carbon Neutral Design Project and she oversaw the development of the MSc in Sustainable Design Program at the University of Minnesota. Her publications include Daylighting for Sustainable Design (2000) and Towards Zero-energy Architecture (Laurence King, 2010).