Shashank Singal/IN/US

Daylight as a tangible determinant of architectural design

Presentation date: 24. October

Presentation time: 16:45

Cities are great cultural, economic mixers that force people of varied backgrounds to live close to each other. One part of this trend is the constant need to accommodate more people, hence the building of taller, densely spaced structures. In this ever-growing need for space, climatic considerations, primarily daylighting, are often overlooked. This paper presents a method for embedding daylighting considerations as a tangible factor in the design of architecture. The interior and exterior use of available daylight, glare prevention and daylight harvesting techniques are considered in the form of a points system for ranking buildings for their skilled use of available daylight, which is ultimately converted into subsidies or taxes, encouraging architecture to be conscious of its occupants as well as its context.

Shashank Singal/IN/US, BuroHappold Engineering

Shashank Singal holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi and a Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design from Parsons The New School for Design. In June 2018 he started working for Buro Happold, where he is part of the architectural lighting design team working on institutional projects, museums and office buildings, also analyzing daylight in the same buildings.