Light is the cause of a large part of our conscious and unconscious sensory perceptions. Daylight is of particular importance in this context, as it has been formative from the very beginning – not only for the evolutionary development of mankind, but also for its culture.

Emotional effects emanate from the quality of light, which in interaction with the room create moods. There is evidence that moods are intersubjective when they are evoked by daylight. This means that the impressive design of a room with daylight enables a shared experience of atmosphere, perhaps even of beauty.

Beyond all technical and normative specifications and beyond routine planning procedures, it is therefore important to pay special attention to the sensitive, situation-related use of daylight in the design of architecture.

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