Arid Lands Newsletter--link to home page PRE-WEB ARCHIVES:
No. 28, Spring/Summer 1989
Desert Architecture

Desert Architecture: Daylighting Strategies: Skylighting Diagrams

reflected sunlight diagram

A) Sunlight reflected from adjacent roof and building surfaces is an important component of skylighting in hot dry climates.

windcatching skylight diagram

B) Properly designed skylighting devices can function as windcatchers and/or vents for convective air currents.

coffered ceiling diagram

C) A coffered ceiling is an effective method for distributing light uniformly within a space without creating discomfort from glare.

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