Celebrating sundials

Byrd, Hugh (2012) Celebrating sundials. Working Paper. Transforming Cities, Auckland.

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Abstract

This booklet illustrates student projects that were specifically set up with the purpose of making the understanding of solar geometry an interesting topic that related to the conceptual design of buildings and which had a degree of accuracy. The act of making a physical model of a sundial is never forgotten. ‘Celebrating Sundials’ was a project that required students to design a sundial that would be ingenious, accurate and stylish. After all, a building is a sundial and should also have the same criteria.
Introduction
‘The Urban Sundial’
project focussed on the projection of shadows of the existing built environment. Students used existing buildings as
gnomons and projected shadow patterns from them.

Keywords:sundials, passive solar design, solar geometry
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K440 Urban studies
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
ID Code:7997
Deposited On:10 Mar 2013 17:08

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