The relationships between users and daylighting design in the 20th century architectural practice.
Tabet Aoul, Kheira Anissa
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BELAKEHAL, A., TABET AOUL, K., BENNADJI, A. and FARHI, A. 2017. The relationships between users and daylighting design in the 20th century architectural practice. Presented at the 1st Memaryat international conference (MIC 2017): architecture of the future; challenges and visions, 18-20 April 2017, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Architecture is considered a crossing field between arts and sciences that is supported by multiple, various and complex issues. Considering that architecture is a man's creation for men, this research explores human factors in architecture. It specifically focuses on the relationships between users and natural light (both sunlight and daylight) within architectural production of the 20th century . The investigative approach relies on a literature review, in situ observations as well as some interviews. Six contemporary architects' work composed the study corpus. The results highlight first that i) users did not perceive natural light as architects did, ii) users' feelings could not replace the other factors contributing to the generation of the comfort satisfaction, and iii) after the disappearance of the sensation effect, a dissatisfaction one occurred and often generates transformations disfiguring the striking effects previously designed by the architects.