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ASHRAE & IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2016: Building Performance Modeling Conference

     

DAYLIGHT GLARE ANALYSIS FOR AN ALL GLASS CATHEDRAL: INTEGRATING SIMULATION WITH COMMON SENSE TO IMPROVE VISUAL COMFORT

Chanyang Shin, Greg Collins

Abstract: Visual comfort in heavily glazed indoor environments is a growing concern in contemporary architecture. Significant progress has been made toward understanding and even quantifying daylight glare using modern software tools. The simulation tools are proficient in their evaluation of daylighting glare conditions. However, the creative design process and the pace at which decisions must be made do not lend themselves to the iterative, simulation-based workflow that practitioners have become accustomed to. The process with which to validate proposals and optimize solutions, therefore, must combine intuition and experience alongside analytical horsepower, and perhaps a traditional sun path diagram. The Christ Cathedral (formerly known as the Crystal Cathedral") is an existing all-glass structure in Orange County California-an exemplary case study in glare simulation. The building walls and roofs consist almost entirely of curtain wall ..
Pages: 267 - 274
Paper:
simbuild2016_C035