A Danish Energy-Positive Home Designed with DaylightEt Dansk Energi Producerende Eksperiment Designet med Dagslys
The article places focus on how smart technologies integrated in a one family- home and particular the window offer unique challenges and opportunities for designing buildings with the best possible environments for people and nature. Toward an interdisciplinary approach, we address the interaction between daylight defined in technical terms and daylight defined in aesthetic, architectural terms. Through field-tests of a Danish carbon-neutral home and an analysis of five key design parameters, we explore the contradictions and potentials in smart buildings, using the smart window as example of how quality of life and technical advances are synthesized and when they contradict. We focus on the need to define quantitative and qualitative values and synthesize these in a hybrid design approach, toward allowing the house to adapt to changing climate, satisfy the human needs of the occupants, together with meeting calculated energy requirements. Thus, integrating windows as key design elements in energy-positive buildings address aesthetic as well as technical potentials. This integration of factors can both support and counterbalance one other in the design process. We maintain that a hybrid approach to the energy design is central. The study illuminates an approach of the design of smart houses as living organisms by connecting technology with the needs of the occupants with the power and beauty of daylight.
Proceedings of the Ieee: Special Issue: the Smart Home, 2013, p. 2436-2449
Bæredygtig; Bygning; bæredygtig udvikling; Vinduer; Solenergi; Hybrid energidesign; Eksperiment; Dagslysdesign; Smart arkitektur; Intelligent bygning; green buildings, sustainable development, windows, solar energy, hybrid energy design, experiment, daylight design, sustainable smart architecture