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Louis Kahn (from "Licht und Raum- light and space", Urs Büttiker) The chronological listing of projects traces Kahn's development process in light control and modulation. Projects beginning with student work from 1924 and ending with the Berkeley library from 1971-1974 reveal an extraordinary broad spectrum of solutions for the design of light and space. Kahn's struggle to find the coherent answer for each architectural challenge remains the basic principle characterizing his complete work.
Sunportal Uses Pipes to Deliver Daylighting Anywhere Within a Building
The Sunportal system tracks the sun & collects light throughout the day with an “Active Sunlight Collector” – even on cloudy days. It redirects the light into an “Ultra Sunlight Concentrator”, which channels it into the aperture of a small light pipe. Concentrated sunlight can be directed anywhere over any distance through a series of “Sunlight Relay Lenses”. Sunportal says that there is no heat loss or gain associated with the transmitted daylight, reducing heating & air conditioning costs.
An Ingeniously Green School, by Master Architect Steven Holl
An Ingeniously Green School, by Master Architect Steven Holl BY LIZ STINSON 12.12.13 The new Seona Reid Building at the Glasgow School of Art, designed by Steven Holl Architects, pulls natural light and ventilation into the structure’s core. Bryan Christie Design