Pattern 14: Daylight from Top and Side


This pattern provides a model for effective daylighting design in small scale single story commercial construction. This building type constitutes the vast majority of new and existing buildings in North America. These buildings represent a tremendous daylighting opportunity through the use of skylights and vertical glazing which is applicable to retail, office, light industrial, and other small scale building typologies. This is, in part, because the entire floor plate, regardless of orientation or section depth has daylight access from overhead.

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