Daylight and Energy Oriented Architecture Design Support Model

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Daylight and energy are a fundamental input for architectural design. It is vital to have a stock of knowledge that will enhance the bond between daylight and other physical environment data. This study aims to develop a new model of thinking that will bridge the gap between daylight, thermal comfort and energy data and the design process. The proposed “Design Support Model” is an interactive one; with a primary focus on the uniqueness of each design, especially in terms of the designer inclination. The model first determines the designer’s inclination in issues of physical environment, with the help of the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP). Control tables have been developed, for variables of function, climate zone, tendency and the designer inclination, in line with limitvalues prescribed by the literature and standards. After all physical environment issues are mapped out for each factor concerning the space at hand, the model provides the designer with solution alternatives for the defined problems. A weighted ranking of decisions is obtained, again using the AHP mathematical decision-making method, so that designers can evaluate the proposed solution alternatives and make their own mind for their own design.Key words: Daylight; Thermal Comfort; Energy; Architectural Design Stage; (Analytic Hierarchy Process) (AHP); Design Support Model


Daylight; Thermal Comfort; Energy; Architectural Design Stage; (Analytic Hierarchy Process) (AHP); Design Support Model

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