Pattern 15: Daylight from Top and Side


Successful daylight from the side begins with maintaining a relationship between window head height and section depth. Generally speaking the effective distance of daylight penetration is roughly two times the head height of the perimeter window. In buildings with traditional floor to ceiling heights this translates to about 20’-0”.

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