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Lighting Modern Buildings
Derek Phillips

Architectural Press

Architectural Press An imprint of Butterworth-Heinemann Linacre House, Jordan Hill, Oxford OX2 8DP 225 Wildwood Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801–2041 A division of Reed Educational and Professional PublishingLtd A member of the Reed Elsevier plc group First published 2000 © Derek Phillips 2000
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British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data Phillips,Derek Lighting modern buildings 1. Interior lighting I. Title 729.2'8 ISBN 0 7506 4082 0 Library of Congress Cataloguing in Publication Data A catalogue record for this book is available from the Library of Congress

Composition by Scribe Design, Gillingham, Kent Printed and bound in Great Britain

Foreword Preface Acknowledgements Part One 1 2 Introduction AnalysisSeeing–perception – Daylight – Sources other than daylight (artificial light) – Hardware – Building structure – Installation and maintenance – Building services Seeing/perception Vision and perception – Visual acuity – Glare – Emotion and Intellect – Clarity of Structure – Contact with the world outside – Natural colour – Variety – Age and health Daylight The importance of windows – A brief history of thedevelopment of daylight design – The unique qualities of daylight – Change and variety – Modelling and orientation – Sunlight effect – Colour – View – Energy – Thermal comfort – Glare – Noise – Structure – Window types – Vertical – Horizontal – The Window Wall – Overhead windows – Concealed windows – Glass – Design – Strategy Light sources other than daylight History – Lamp types – Incandescent – Dischargelamps – Quality – General diffusing light – Downlight – Uplight – Wall washing – Spotlights – Concealed lighting – Local light/ task light – Comfort Hardware Lighting methods – Direct-mounted fittings – Suspended fittings – Track-mounted – Concealed lighting/remote source – Portable fittings – Control – Control gear – Control systems 1 3 ix xi xiii








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Building structure 78 Strategy – Structure and light – Expressed structure – Concealed structure – The structure as light fitting – Co-ordination of structure with lighting elements – Structural integrity and clarity – Night appearance Installation and maintenance 87 Energy – Building function – Relationship between artificial light and daylight – Control of light – Colour –Installation – Maintenance safety Building services 96 Introduction – Heating and ventilation/movement – Acoustic control – Fire control – Partitioning – Loudspeakers – Electrical distribution – Dimensional co-ordination



Part Two Introduction to Case studies Section 1 Residential CS1 House in Chelsea CS2 Kosino House, Ashiya City, Japan CS3 House in Islington, London CS4 High CrossHouse, Dartington Section 2 Ecclesiastical CS5 Clifton Roman Catholic Cathedral, Bristol CS6 Church of Light, Osaka CS7 Extension to village church, Aldbury CS8 Bagsvaerd Church, Denmark CS9 Fitzwilliam College Chapel, Cambridge Section 3 Offices CS10 BA offices, Waterside, Heathrow CS11 Solar office, Doxford International Business Park CS12 BRE environmental building, Garston CS13 Powergen,...
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