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Research Paper | Architecture & Planning | India | Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020
Significance of Daylighting for Drug Addicts in Rehabilitations Centre
Reena Roy | Dr. Farheen Bano | Ar. Anupam
Abstract: Light is necessary of vision and enables us to sense or perceive our surrounding, in many direct and indirect ways, affecting our physiological and physical health. This study specifies the relationship between daylight and human behavior. Light effect on human health and performance by allowing visual tasks, body control, mood and perception and critical chemical responses in the body. It also impacts outcomes in healthcare settings by reducing depression among patients, decreasing length of stay in rehabilitations. Daylight appears to be one of the sensual and visual components for the health and wellbeing of patients in the rehabilitation center and other health care settings. The aim of this paper is to establish the significance of day lighting for drug addict patient wellbeing and healing environment in Rehab and investigate the methods for incorporating daylight in it. The literature study helps to find out the better solution and techniques to bring daylight inside the building and building codes specify the recommended average illuminance levels required in a space; according to the type of function that particular space host. On the other hand, survey of some selected rehabilitation center reveals that although average illumination levels are within recommended range, the actual level of illumination at individual position in the observed space is too high or too low, i. e. there is large variation in the distribution of lighting in the space. This distribution of light is the outcome by several architectural parameters that can be controlled by an architect at initial design stage. Accordingly, finally design guidelines for Rehabilitation center for drug addict patients, based on the analysis of finding form the survey and literature review, have been framed to incorporate daylight in the interior spaces considering patients wellbeing and healing environment.
Keywords: Daylight, Rehabilitation center, health, Simulation, Design Builder
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020,
Pages: 213 - 217