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Daylighting in Schools For The Future  


Abstract Category: Architecture and Civil
Course / Degree: M.Sc Advanced Environmental And Energy
Institution / University: WESTMINSTER UNIVERSITY LONDON, United Kingdom
Published in: 1998


Thesis Abstract / Summary:

Section 1. A brief history of daylight in schools. Explaining its political/critical strategies and the natural tendency for people to turn towards the source of light, or as it is called “phototropism” and its importance in the design of lighting in schools, the determinations between quantity and quality daylighting.

Section 2. The study of the 1960s St. Mary Magdalene Church of England Primary School. The implications of daylighting on the school that is highly glazed. The effects of lighting on the internal structures and floor, wall finishes. Discussing how the work of Norman & Dawbarn fails to address other aspects of energy conservation, security and maintenance in exchange for daylighting.

Section 3. An introduction to the 1970s work of J.F. Came, Hook Infants and Junior School, Hook, Hampshire discussing his work and that of Hampshire District Council and its contribution to daylighting in schools, highlighting the efforts of Colin Stansfield smith on its Architecture.

Section 4. A study of the 1980s work of Hopkins and Partners, Fleet Infants School, Velmead Road, Fleet, Hampshire. Discussing the problems encountered in the design process and the local residents’ view of the building.
Introduction to the Queen’s Enclosure School at Cowplain and its similarity with the Fleet Infants School.

Section 5. The study of the 1990s work of Fielden Clegg Design Partners; John Cabot City Technology College, Bristol. The idea of the school building being used as a visual aid to students “legibility”. Discussing the concept of Fielden Clegg abandoning the flexibility of space and encouraging the use of solid walls as partitions. The combination of hi-tech and natural low energy buildings and adopting the theme that in response to windows, in daylighting: “less is more”.


Thesis Keywords/Search Tags:
AYANLOLA, ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY, MASTERS DISSERTATION

This Thesis Abstract may be cited as follows:
TAYO AYANLOLA; MASTERS DISSERTATION IN ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY; DAYLIGHTING IN SCHOOLS FOR THE FUTURE; MODERN FUEL; SUSTAINABLE ENERGY; ALTERNATIVE ENERGY


Submission Details: Thesis Abstract submitted by Tayo Akinyele Ayanlola from United Kingdom on 17-May-2005 01:48.
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Tayo Akinyele Ayanlola Contact Details: Email: Taylola@hotmail.com



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