Daylight Assessment & Shadowng

Our specialists use 3D modelling to assess the amount of daylight your proposed build will receive, taking into account its impact on the availability of sunlight to neighbouring properties where relevant. Daylight assessment and shadowing evaluations play a pivotal role in mitigating problems with the planning process, developing workable designs, and ensuring high-quality, energy efficient spaces filled with natural light.

The nuances of daylight are very local and specific to each site. By integrating light as an inherent aspect of site-specific characteristics, we prioritize its study alongside other critical site-related factors. Since light levels can dictate building heights and necessary glazing ratios, these assessments significantly influence broader project objectives and associated costs, making it crucial to conduct assessments at the project’s outset.

Daylight assessment and shadowing evaluations enable our specialists to work together with the project architect to devise effective energy strategies, designing the house to take full advantage of direct sunlight, using solar gains to minimise the reliance on artificial lighting and heating systems.

Architect Spaces

At Oarad, we investigate how light can flow through a building, interacting with the everyday use of the space, promoting well-being and energy efficiency.

When working on the layout of our projects, we take into account the shifting of light. In this context the architectural plan is very much about movement, not only the movement of the inhabitants but also the movement of light. Light can be brought into the most interior spaces by means of skylights and light-wells. These features not only bring an abundance of natural light into the building, they also create a direct connection with nature, allowing the inhabitants to experience changes in the light, clouds, treetops and the stars, creating diverse atmospheres throughout the day and across the seasons, enriching the inhabitants’ experience.



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