Brazilian solar architecture: an analysis of MESP daylighting system

Tavares, Sílvia Garcia, and Silva, Heitor da Costa (2008) Brazilian solar architecture: an analysis of MESP daylighting system. In: Goswami, D. Yogi, and Zhao, Yuwen, (eds.) Proceedings of ISES World Congress 2007: solar energy and human settlement. Berlin, Germany, I . Springer, pp. 476-480.

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The Ministério da Educação e Saúde (MESP) building, located in Rio de Janeiro and designed by Lúcio Costa, Affonso Reidy, Carlos Leão, Jorge Moreira, Ernani Vasconcelos and Oscar Niemeyer, is an example of Modern Architecture in tropical climate. This work deals with an evaluation of the solar shading devices. To develop the analysis, winter and summer solstices simulation and the three possible brise-soleil positions (45°, –45° and 90°) which were made with the ECOTECT software. Solar incidence evaluation in all building is possible from the results of a typical floor. Also daylighting availability evaluation, quantitative simulations were generated. MESP building is still an example of architecture adapted to climate, but simulations show that it would be also necessary solar protection in southeast façade. However, some local measurements would be necessary to confirm simulation results. The absence of shading devices lead to energy consumption for cooling.

Item ID: 48051
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-3-540-75997-3
Keywords: daylighting, energy efficiency, brise-soleil
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Presented at: ISES 2007: International Solar Energy Society World Congress 2007 in Beijing, China. 18-21 September 2007.

Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2017 23:13
FoR Codes: 12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1201 Architecture > 120101 Architectural Design @ 50%
12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1201 Architecture > 120103 Architectural History and Theory @ 30%
12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1299 Other Built Environment and Design > 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified @ 20%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design @ 70%
87 CONSTRUCTION > 8798 Environmentally Sustainable Construction > 879899 Environmentally Sustainable Construction not elsewhere classified @ 30%
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