Analyze the Interaction Relationship between Traditional Chinese Architectural Window Lattice Patterns and Daylighting Performance with Different Densities

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    Zhang, Xufeng
    You, Wei
    Tang, Lian
    Ding, Wowo
    2019 Conference Papers
    Conference Papers
    Fa├žade Design


Traditional Chinese architectural window lattice is one of the typical elements of vernacular
buildings in China. It has been increasingly applied in the area of contemporary architecture as a cultural symbol. The pattern and density of lattice has a strong influence on daylighting performance of interior spatial properties. However, possessing both good daylighting performance and traditional appearance design is a challenge for architects. The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of the window lattice patterns design on daylighting from an operable aspect, which will provide a quantitative basis for their design and applications. In this article we investigated twenty traditional window lattices with four types and eight densities, and their daylight performances in a typical single room, taking into account the construction and aesthetics. For each density grouping, the structural units of lattice possess same size of section and length of pattern. For the daylighting evaluation, the simulation method is RADIANCE. Climate-based daylight modelling was adopted to produce daylighting
performances in the room. As a result, some design guidelines and strategies of traditional Chinese
architectural window lattice patterns were suggested to support modern building design based on
current Chinese building regulations.

Keywords: Traditional Chinese Architectural window lattice; Density; Climate-based daylight modelling;
Daylighting performance


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