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Dynamic Façades: Optimization of Natural Light at Workplaces

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The dynamic façades in workplace environs demands multidisciplinary knowledge and inclusive solutions. Companies begin to know that taken advantage from the natural light turns out to decrease the artificial light use and its cost. The main goal of the present article is a critical review of how dynamic façades works and how to provide natural views through windows, allow access to natural light and the importance of promoting the vitamin D production. Dynamic façades should react differently according with the meteorological and geographic conditions to optimize human’s health. Workplaces are evolving rapidly to respond to economic pressures, but considerations about optimization of natural light from dynamic façades are fundamental to have a comfortable and healthy environment. To achieve such goals the research will be conducted through literature review and the analysis of four case studies: Arab World Institute (Paris), Gardens by the Bay (Singapore), Investment Council Headquarters (Abu Dhabi) and Homeostatic Façade System (Prototype).

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Preto, S. (2020). Dynamic Façades: Optimization of Natural Light at Workplaces. In: Charytonowicz, J., Falcão, C. (eds) Advances in Human Factors in Architecture, Sustainable Urban Planning and Infrastructure. AHFE 2019. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 966. Springer, Cham.

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