Archinect - News 2014-12-21T07:15:03-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/115502137/the-all-glass-photon-space-could-help-us-get-our-daily-dose-of-sunlight-and-then-some The all-glass Photon Space could help us get our daily dose of sunlight, and then some Justine Testado 2014-12-08T17:58:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T19:40:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xa/xa65j6rnj64obc6i.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Photon Space is becoming known as the first all-glass modular structure of its kind that addresses the health benefits of exposure to natural light and the importance of those benefits in our contemporary lifestyle &mdash; where many of us spend it indoors&nbsp;&mdash; and its everyday stresses.</p><p>Recently launched on <a href="https://www.crowdcube.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crowdcube</a> by The Photon Project, the Photon Space is a luxury daytime suite that has a 45 m2 footprint and includes a furnished living room, a double bedroom, and a modular integrated kitchen and bathroom. But what distinguishes the Photon Space is its intelligent glass architecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nn/nnd8s0i8dp3huf9j.jpg"></p><p>The design of the Photon Space glass is supported by recent long-term research&nbsp;led by Russell Foster, a professor of Circadian Neuroscience and Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/56704057/oxford-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Oxford</a>. Professor Foster's research states that a healthy dose of natural light can help regulate circadian rhythms, reduce stress, and improve mood, among other benefits. The multi-layered, high-performa...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95865235/penumbra-kinetic-daylighting-and-shading-system Penumbra, Kinetic Daylighting and Shading System Archinect 2014-03-17T12:58:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T13:45:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rf/rf5q5lxumgtc8lxw.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This project was designed to offer a kinetic and mechanical solution to a problem that would otherwise be nearly impossible to solve with static architectural components: providing shading across a building facade for both low evening sun and high afternoon sun conditions.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/62396510/new-technology-pipes-sunlight-into-windowless-rooms New technology pipes sunlight into windowless rooms Archinect 2012-11-29T14:13:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T19:39:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/15/156071568016debc24f4df31bf0d5f89.jpg" width="514" height="234" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A mirror tracks the sun throughout the day, reflecting its rays onto a parabolic dish, which then focuses the reflected daylight into a small &lsquo;light pipe&rsquo; aperture. The concentrated light then travels through a series of relay lenses &ldquo;over any distance and in any direction&rdquo;, according to the company. A diffuser ensures that light evenly reaches the desired areas.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>