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Kontorsbyggnader med glasfasader -Arkitekters kunskaper och erfarenheter

Larsson, Maja (2011)
Programmes in Helesingborg
Abstract
Many modern buildings with glass facade have been built in recent years. The idea is often to create a transparent building with an impression of future and development. Glass facades are often being used in office buildings, where workers spend most of their hours of daylight. Because of this, thermal and visual comfort are very important in order to provide a pleasant indoor climate. When the position of the sun is low a glass facade can cause glare, but it can also contribute to unwanted heating during the summer. Because of the glass facades impact of the indoor climate, a careful planning is necessary at an early stage of the design in order to combine the building with its facade and climate systems with the users and their needs.... (More)
Many modern buildings with glass facade have been built in recent years. The idea is often to create a transparent building with an impression of future and development. Glass facades are often being used in office buildings, where workers spend most of their hours of daylight. Because of this, thermal and visual comfort are very important in order to provide a pleasant indoor climate. When the position of the sun is low a glass facade can cause glare, but it can also contribute to unwanted heating during the summer. Because of the glass facades impact of the indoor climate, a careful planning is necessary at an early stage of the design in order to combine the building with its facade and climate systems with the users and their needs. There are different kinds of glass facades. That is why the facade is often being aligned to the particular building and its specific conditions in order to achieve the best possible result. The glass facade can also affect the energy use. This depends on what kind of glass facade that has been chosen and the properties of the glass in the construction. The risk for an increasing use of energy caused by the heating and cooling of the building is higher in an office building with glass facade. Different solutions of solar shading can improve the thermal and visual comfort, but also contribute to make the building more energy efficient. The architect has an important role in the design of a building. A survey about the architects' knowledge and their experiences was conducted, and showed that half of the responding architects found their knowledge insufficient when it comes to take into consideration the impact a glass facade may have on a building. On the other hand, the result of the survey shows that many architects are aware of the problem with glare and increased thermal concerns in office buildings with glass facades. The decision of designing a building with glass facade mostly depends on the architects' personal idea of architectural design, but also the clients wishes. The survey also confirmed that there is a substantial interest among Swedish architects to design buildings with glass facades. If the rising numbers of office buildings with glass facades is because of a trend or not is hard to tell, but it is possible to assume that the architects are rather aware of how the glass facade may affect the indoor climate. Since half of the responding architects find their knowledge inadequate, there are reasons to opine that a better general knowledge should make it possible for the architect to prepare for a good thermal and visual comfort at an early stage of the design and also be able to have an influence on the energy use of the building. (Less)
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author
Larsson, Maja
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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glasfasad, kontorsbyggnad, arkitekt, energianvändning, termisk komfort, visuell komfort
language
Swedish
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1978725
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2011-06-16
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  abstract     = {Many modern buildings with glass facade have been built in recent years. The idea is often to create a transparent building with an impression of future and development. Glass facades are often being used in office buildings, where workers spend most of their hours of daylight. Because of this, thermal and visual comfort are very important in order to provide a pleasant indoor climate. When the position of the sun is low a glass facade can cause glare, but it can also contribute to unwanted heating during the summer. Because of the glass facades impact of the indoor climate, a careful planning is necessary at an early stage of the design in order to combine the building with its facade and climate systems with the users and their needs. There are different kinds of glass facades. That is why the facade is often being aligned to the particular building and its specific conditions in order to achieve the best possible result. The glass facade can also affect the energy use. This depends on what kind of glass facade that has been chosen and the properties of the glass in the construction. The risk for an increasing use of energy caused by the heating and cooling of the building is higher in an office building with glass facade. Different solutions of solar shading can improve the thermal and visual comfort, but also contribute to make the building more energy efficient. The architect has an important role in the design of a building. A survey about the architects' knowledge and their experiences was conducted, and showed that half of the responding architects found their knowledge insufficient when it comes to take into consideration the impact a glass facade may have on a building. On the other hand, the result of the survey shows that many architects are aware of the problem with glare and increased thermal concerns in office buildings with glass facades. The decision of designing a building with glass facade mostly depends on the architects' personal idea of architectural design, but also the clients wishes. The survey also confirmed that there is a substantial interest among Swedish architects to design buildings with glass facades. If the rising numbers of office buildings with glass facades is because of a trend or not is hard to tell, but it is possible to assume that the architects are rather aware of how the glass facade may affect the indoor climate. Since half of the responding architects find their knowledge inadequate, there are reasons to opine that a better general knowledge should make it possible for the architect to prepare for a good thermal and visual comfort at an early stage of the design and also be able to have an influence on the energy use of the building.},
  author       = {Larsson, Maja},
  keyword      = {glasfasad,kontorsbyggnad,arkitekt,energianvändning,termisk komfort,visuell komfort},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kontorsbyggnader med glasfasader -Arkitekters kunskaper och erfarenheter},
  year         = {2011},
}