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Keywords: Architecture
Design Technology and Sustainability
Shinya Okuda
2010/2011 DTS
Issue Date: 27-May-2011
Citation: CHUNG CHIA LING (2011-05-27). STRUCTURAL DAYLIGHTING DESIGN. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The thesis aims to explore structural daylighting design using developable surface. While modern architecture segregates the functions of structure and lighting, I aim to explore the potential of developable surfaces in melding structure with top daylighting. In so doing, a new aesthetic of toplighting is produced that is both a product and constituent of the architecture. The relationship between structure and daylight is analysed through a variation in surface openings, frequency, magnitude and degree of the curvatures of a steel sheet as developable surface. The combination of structure & daylighting functions in a single, unbroken surface creates the opportunities for specific qualities & quantities of light. Through structural toplighting, diffuse light enters the building and can be continuously directed into lower deeper spaces, while specific quantities of light can be achieved. The changing frequency, magnitude ad degree of the curvature further corresponds to the spatial and functional requirement of individual spaces such that larger space can be supported with the use of a single undulated structural surface. Differ from the architectural experience in a column-and-beam space; the architecture aims to create a journey for its visitors through the creation of varied spaces & lighting with a continuous developable surface. In this journey through the Civilian War Memorial, the visitors experience different daylight condition corresponds to the emotion and ambience that are unique to the programmatic needs of a space.
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