The Relationships between Users and Daylighting Design in the 20th Century Architectural Practice

Azeddine Belakehal, Kheira Tabet Aoul, Amar Bennadji, Abdallah Farhi

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Abstract

Architecture is considered a crossing field between arts and sciences that is supported by multiple, various and complex issues. Considering that architecture is a man's creation for men, this research explores human factors in architecture. It specifically focuses on the relationships between users and natural lights (both sunlight and daylight) within houses and public buildings designed during the 20th century modernist era by renowned architects. The investigative approach relies mainly on a literature review as well as in site observations and some interviews for the case studies in France. Six contemporary architects' work composed the study corpus. The results highlight first that i) users did not perceive natural light as architects intended it, ii) users' sensations could not replace the essential requirements contributing to satisfaction with a comfortable daylit space, and iii) after the disappearance of the sensation first effect, dissatisfaction occurred and often generated transformations disfiguring the striking effects previously designed by the architects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationZEMCH 2019 - International Conference Proceedings
EditorsJun-Tae Kim, Masa Noguchi, Hasim Altan
PublisherZEMCH Network
Pages339-347
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9791196116613
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event7th International Conference on Zero Energy Mass Custom Home, ZEMCH 2019 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Nov 26 2019Nov 28 2019

Publication series

NameZEMCH International Conference
ISSN (Electronic)2652-2926

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Zero Energy Mass Custom Home, ZEMCH 2019
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period11/26/1911/28/19

Keywords

  • 20th century Architecture
  • Behaviour
  • Daylighting
  • Perception
  • Users

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Building and Construction
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture

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