Architectural Design Process | Form, Orientation and Sunlight



Learn how you can use sunlight to locate, orient, shape, and inspire the details for your architectural design. In this video, I walk you through the design process for a project whose form, orientation, and details were all developed by carefully analyzing the solar path on the building site.
In addition, I discuss:
– how to read a solar chart (and where to download one)
– what app I prefer to use for solar planning
– passive heating and cooling
– daylighting concepts
– alternate ways to use the sun
– solar aspect, solar noon, azimuth, and altitude
– how to design for competing site agendas

Resources mentioned:
**White pen I’m using (affiliate): http://thirtybyforty.com/signo
**Get it Right with Amelia Lee – The Undercover Architect** (podcast) https://undercoverarchitect.com/podcast/
**Solar charts** http://solardat.uoregon.edu/PolarSunChartProgram.html
https://www.gaisma.com/
https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/@4957320
**Sunseeker app** https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sun-seeker/

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ARCHITECTURE GEAR:
* Prismacolor Markers: http://thirtybyforty.com/markers
* Timelapse Camera: http://thirtybyforty.com/brinno
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STARTUP TOOLKIT:
* Architect + Entrepreneur Startup Toolkit: http://thirtybyforty.com/SPL

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Please watch: “Inside My Sketchbook + An Architect’s Sketching Tools”

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