Constructing in Natural Light: The Aesthetics of Well Tempered Domestic Environments
by Lonn Combs, Easton+Combs, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Lonn Combs will be presenting at the 6th VELUX Daylight Symposium in London on 2-3 September 2015.
Daylight as a driver of change.
“The theme of the symposium will be “Daylight as a driver of change” and will focus specifically on the challenges faced by today’s 24/7 society; how we live our lives with more than 90% of our daily routines happening indoors, and how it affects our synchronization to nature. How can we ensure that our modern lifestyle is in balance with nature’s daily and seasonal cycles? How can spaces and occupants adapt to changing daily and seasonal conditions? How can architecture and daylight interact to stimulate our senses? How can we rethink our homes, workplaces and public spaces into healthier and more sustainable living environments?
These questions will be addressed and debated with presentations from research as well as experiences and viewpoints from engineering and architectural practices – covering aspects related to the use of daylight and considering people, politics, economy and scale.”