Sustainability is a big topic for Franz Karner, both in his academic career and in the office.
He has been teaching for 20 years at the Technical University in Vienna, and for the last seven years he has been teaching courses in the Department of Spatial and Sustainable Design, which are developed in collaboration with VELUX.
When it came to designing his own house, the architect did a daylight simulation, as his students do. Thanks to the gathered experience – he collaborates with VELUX for seven years now - the daylight in the building turned out like he imagined. Also, the building interior looks exactly like what Daylight Visualizer images promised.
"We encourage our students to think about sustainability from the very beginning. During the course, they discover the importance of daylight in sustainable design and learn how to measure it in their projects with the Daylight Visualizer."
Franz Karner, architect