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Daylight in architecture

Learn all about daylight in architecture and how daylight affects health.

Daylight influences the human mechanism in many areas. Have fun discovering our articles!

Articles about daylight in architecture

Interesting facts about daylight in architecture

Architecture stands for creativity, free development and the extraordinary. Extraordinary colors, shapes and structures. Glass roof structures, roof terraces or other variants of the numerous skylights offer architects and builders just that: extraordinary. They can incorporate the building elements into their ideas. New concepts for individual buildings are created. New ideas for unique living spaces are created. And the best part? Daylight also penetrates into the building interior through the building structures. Have you ever wondered why exactly that is so important?

And have you ever wondered why so much emphasis is placed on maximizing the amount of daylight entering the building's interior? Or how exactly this affects the design of new kindergartens, schools, universities and other buildings? What benefits do skylights actually bring to architects, children, adults, and building owners? Does the atmosphere of a room change noticeably when more daylight enters?

This, and much more, we have explained to you in detail in the various articles. 

Daylight through skylight

Interior design as part of the development

Even for age-appropriate development of the very young, many different factors are important in daycare centers. In addition to a healthy diet, the inclusion of pedagogical concepts is also extremely valuable for the further development of children. The right atmosphere is created primarily by colors, patterns, acoustics, windows and light. Children should not only feel safe and free at home. They should not have to miss these feelings in their kindergarten either. The greatest possible incidence of daylight in the kindergarten rooms through the right choice of building components gives the little ones this feeling here as well. Many daycare centers already rely on a particularly bright and friendly environment.

One example is the "Lindenstraße" daycare center in Hof, where an eleven-meter long LAMILUX PR60 glass roof extends over a play area, the parents' waiting area and the children's restaurant. The glass roof provides a safe, relaxed atmosphere so that the children can concentrate on being children and are not at the mercy of the stimuli of unnatural artificial light. However, the daycare center in Hof is just one example. Many other ways to provide the little ones with sufficient daylight are shown by the other daycare centers that we have taken a closer look at for our article.

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Reading time: ca. 4:00 min.

Child Friendly Design with Daylight

The design of a room supports the learning and creativity of children. That is why it is particularly important to design educational buildings for the next generation.

Our environment influences how we feel. It makes it easier for students to study in a bright place, artists look for an inspiring atmosphere and our mood is enhanced by the right colour scheme. An effective means: individual daylight systems for kindergartens, daycare centres and schools.

Thanks to glass roof construction to a unique atmosphere of the room

A glass roof opens up new worlds in architecture. From filigree glass bodies to huge glass roof constructions - the most diverse variants are possible and increasingly easy to implement. But which of these constructions characterize our current architecture of glass roofs. Glass roof constructions are becoming more and more popular. But what is the reason for this? What are the advantages of a large-scale glass roof in your building?

What special design possibilities arise and how does daylight affect the room atmosphere? Our article on glass architecture has the answers and uses exciting projects to analyze how glass architecture design is being implemented today.

Are you curious? Then be sure to read this exciting article!

Reading time: ca. 6:30 min.

Unique glass architecture as building roof

From large-scale glass roof constructions to filigree glass bodies - which constructions characterise the modern architecture of glass roofs?

A glass roof creates a representative spatial effect: depending on the weather and the time of day, it envelops a room in warm light or radiates the lightness of the sun's rays. But although these constructions often appear so light and filigree, there are also complex planning tasks and static calculations behind the glass roofs, some of which weigh several tons.

Integration of daylight into modern living spaces

It's a challenge that urban and building planners face every day: bringing enough daylight into the building's interior. But why is this so important? Natural light affects different levels of the human biorhythm: the isual, the emotional and the biological level. Thus, it greatly affects our health, our day-night rhythm, and our performance. Unlike artificial light, natural light serves the entire color spectrum, which has a positive effect on the human body. Even for the very young, our kindergarten children, sufficient daylight is of great importance.

The "Wolke 10" daycare center from Nuremberg is a successful example of sufficient daylight inside the building. However, it is not only the concept of transforming an unusual place into a place of retreat and safety for children, but also the special location, namely on top of a nearly 17-meter-high parking garage, that makes the kindergarten something very special. In our article you will learn everything interesting about this and other projects that managed to integrate daylight in an urban environment!

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Reading time: ca. 04:00 min.

Daylight in urban environment

The "Wolke 10" daycare centre shows how daylight can be integrated into modern living spaces.

The high and dense buildings in cities leave hardly any space for natural light. So if we can't get to the daylight, the daylight has to come to us.

Why you should definitely develop a roof terrace

Building a roof terrace on your own apartment building - sounds like a lot of effort, but let me tell you one thing: it's worth it! Just imagine what it would be like to have a view of the entire city from your own roof terrace! Imagine what it would be like if you could just go upstairs after work and enjoy the last hours of sunshine of the day. Or how about if you could just grab your yoga mat for your morning yoga session and hold your morning routine on your own rooftop terrace? In addition to the many emotional points of view, there are also many rational decision points that can persuade you to develop a roof terrace.

Right at the front, of course, plays the clear increase in value of your property. Because the development of a roof terrace makes every apartment far more attractive for buyers and tenants. What other advantages does a roof terrace bring for buyers or even tenants? 

We have summarized everything you need to know about the legal regulations, the procedure and the selection of the appropriate roof exit in a comprehensive article for you.

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Reading time: ca. 6:00 min.

Increase in real estate value through a roof terrace

Wouldn't it be nice to have a view over the entire city? Sounds good, but it also sounds like a lot of effort. But it's worth it!

Wouldn't it be nice to have a view over the entire city? To just go up on the roof whenever you want and enjoy the view? Sounds good, but it also sounds like a lot of effort. Is it worth it at all? From a business point of view, it certainly is – because you gain valuable living space with relatively little effort. That pays off.