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Idea by

Frédérique Sanders

Rotterdam, Netherlands
During my time as an Architecture student at the TU Delft I was given the opportunity to study abroad; one time in la bella Venezia and another time in London. I discovered that there are several different ways of approaching the architectural field and that there exists a gap between the more aesthetic and narrative approach of architecture and the technical method. I believe that the level of integration of those two can determine the quality and sustainability of a design.

SunMotion


Integration of roof-mounted solar energy and daylight systems

SunMotion


Integration of roof-mounted solar energy and daylight systems
In the future the level of integration of architecture and engineering will determine the quality and sustainability of a design.

Keeping in mind the European Parliament mandate for all new buildings constructed in Europe after 2020 to be nearly carbon-neutral, it is generally expected that in this century photovoltaics will become a substantially contribution to the power production of buildings. The increasing number of solar panels mounted on roofs all over the world is a good development, but not fed by an architectural approach. The solar panels are an addition to the - by Koolhaas so-called - "Junkspace".

Beside somehow during the 1960s, we forgot everything we knew about the art and science of daylighting; cheap energy and air conditioning did us in. Many studies show us now the importance and benefits of daylight. Important for the best formation of roof daylight is to avoid direct light and allow diffuse light; in contrast solar panels require direct light. In this way a golden combination is found. A system that even allows comfortable, diffuse daylight as prevents a high energy peak at noon.



Light model of the Heros Daylight School

Initial model (still in process) of the solar/daylight roof system

The eco-efficient objectives of the new roof system

Application of the solar/daylight roof system for a new school

Image of the new Heros Daylight School in Amsterdam

SunMotion


Integration of roof-mounted solar energy and daylight systems

SunMotion


Integration of roof-mounted solar energy and daylight systems
In the future the level of integration of architecture and engineering will determine the quality and sustainability of a design.

Keeping in mind the European Parliament mandate for all new buildings constructed in Europe after 2020 to be nearly carbon-neutral, it is generally expected that in this century photovoltaics will become a substantially contribution to the power production of buildings. The increasing number of solar panels mounted on roofs all over the world is a good development, but not fed by an architectural approach. The solar panels are an addition to the - by Koolhaas so-called - "Junkspace".

Beside somehow during the 1960s, we forgot everything we knew about the art and science of daylighting; cheap energy and air conditioning did us in. Many studies show us now the importance and benefits of daylight. Important for the best formation of roof daylight is to avoid direct light and allow diffuse light; in contrast solar panels require direct light. In this way a golden combination is found. A system that even allows comfortable, diffuse daylight as prevents a high energy peak at noon.



Light model of the Heros Daylight School

Initial model (still in process) of the solar/daylight roof system

The eco-efficient objectives of the new roof system

Application of the solar/daylight roof system for a new school

Image of the new Heros Daylight School in Amsterdam


Idea by

Frédérique Sanders
Rotterdam
Netherlands
During my time as an Architecture student at the TU Delft I was given the opportunity to study abroad; one time in la bella Venezia and another time in London. I discovered that there are several different ways of approaching the architectural field and that there exists a gap between the more aesthetic and narrative approach of architecture and the technical method. I believe that the level of integration of those two can determine the quality and sustainability of a design.