Application of New Metrics to Detailed Case Studies

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)


In the previous chapter, we applied spatial contrast, annual spatial contrast, and annual luminance variability metrics to a series of rendered case study spaces. The results for each metric were compared to show how they differentiate between dynamic qualities of contrast and luminous diversity within each case study space. In this chapter, we will now apply annual spatial contrast and luminance variability metrics to rendered models of two existing architectural spaces: Toyo Ito’s 2002 Serpentine Pavilion and Louis Kahn’s First Unitarian Church. The results will be discussed alongside existing metrics such as Daylight Factor, Daylight Autonomy, and Daylight Glare Probability to provide a more holistic assessment of daylight performance within each space.


Spatial contrast Annual spatial contrast Annual luminance variability Architectural lighting design Daylight analysis Daylight simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ENAC-IA-LIPIDEPFLLausanneSwitzerland

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