Model of a library

This project explored how a library reading room can be illuminated using exclusively daylight.

White foamboard models were built as experimental design tools for determining sizes, types and placement of apertures for optimum lighting. They allowed for experimenting with different types of shading devices for controlling direct sunlight and preventing heat gain and glare.

The model represents a room 45’ long by 25’0” deep, with the 45’0” side oriented North/South, and with 14’0” maximum ceiling height.

It was built at 1/4”=1’-0” scale.

During the process, it was photographed outside in various times of the day, set in the correct site orientation, and studied to understand what lighting effect each aperture was creating.

AutoCAD drawings created at 1/4”=1’-0” scale represent the final design.


Project Details
Draft models