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DAYLIGHT MATTER(S)

ISSUE 26


Daylight has great impact on our health and happiness. It enriches our everyday lives with sensual pleasure. In fact daylight matters to all of us. The current issue of Daylight/Architecture discusses the vital importance of natural light from a variety of viewpoints.

In his essay, Juhani Pallasmaa describes how daylight interacts with our senses, and how great architects have harnessed this interplay to create memorable spaces, where light almost becomes a material of its own. Read more(link til atiklen) The impact of daylight on our health and wellbeing is discussed by Deborah Burnett in her article. She gives an update on recent research, that has found more pathways through which light exposure influences our sleep/wake cycles, hormone production, performance and alertness levels. Peter Holzer argues in his article, that designers should take the long-term health effects of buildings into account. This would imply allowing much more daylight in buildings. Read more (link til artikel).

The magazine features four buildings as examples of the interplay of light, human health and wellbeing. Photographers Adam Mørk and Daniel Blaufuks seek to capture the magic that natural light gives to the building’s atmospheres and does to the bodies and minds of people living, working and learning in buildings.

LIGHT AS A TREAT(MENT)

“Light is the basic, indispensable material of architecture. It has the mysterious but real capacity – the magical capacity – of bringing space into tension with man. The capacity of endowing that space with such quality that people are deeply moved by it.” 

Alberto Campo Baeza

“Light is the basic, indispensable material of architecture. It has the mysterious but real capacity – the magical capacity – of bringing space into tension with man. The capacity of endowing that space with such quality that people are deeply moved by it.”

Alberto Campo Baeza

Back issues

Daylight and Architecture is VELUX magazine to architects, designers, building professionals and everyone else with interest in daylight in architecture. The magazine started in 2005 and has been published three times per year since then. 

With the magazine VELUX wants to create a communication platform where we set-up topics that are relevant for architects and to set focus on the importance of daylight when creating better living conditions for people.

The magazine features in-depth articles from internationally renowned professionals on the themes of daylight & architecture. Every issue has a specific theme, depicted in articles and pictures by as well scientific as artistic angles. The red string through the magazine relates to current strategic topics on “VELUX agenda”. This means that in 2008 and 2009 D&A puts focus on sustainability, resource efficiency and low energy consumption. This is part of VELUX strategy to put sustainable living on the agenda.

Further than the overall theme which derives from VELUX agenda, we open each issue with VELUX Editorial, which sets the scene and outlines our mission and aims for the current issue and relate it to VELUX aims and mission regarding daylight and buildings.

Daylight & Architecture