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'The Right Kind of Daylight' by Pavlina Akritas from Arup
Wed 29 March 2017, 14:00 – 17:00 BST
The talk will examine the design considerations and challenges of the introduction of daylight into museums, identifying the systems that are appropriate for each gallery space and paying particular attention to the geographic location of the buildings but also the requirements of the client, the end users and the facilities manager. Active and passive control systems will be considered together with blackout options when the galleries are closed and supplementation at times of restricted daylight. In addition, this presentation will discuss the current trends of museum architecture, and the range of tools that designers use to control daylight admission: the shading layer, the glass, the volume control layer and the redirection layer. Schemes installed in three different countries will be described and analysed, including the Broad Museum in Los Angeles, which was recently awarded the ‘Daylight Project of the Year’ at the Lighting Design Awards. [Secretary’s note: It has been some time since the Group met to consider practical schemes rather than theoretical matters or design standards and I trust this presentation will be particularly attractive to Group members. If a more comprehensive abstract is required please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org .]
Attendees will have the option to stay for a second presentation ‘The right kind of daylight … for vitamin D’ by David McNair of HammondCare. The paper will outline the process of cutaneous synthesis in humans together with related issues and discuss the alternative views regarding a. the associations between vitamin D shortage and disease, and b. vice versa.