Aspect & Orientation
North, East, South, West
“Change in light is a fundamental constant by which the human body maintains its relationship with the environment.” – Alexander et al, A Pattern Language, 1977
In the following animations, you will be able to visualise how the position of the sun interacts with the orientation of the building. You will see how cardinal directions (N, S, E, W) can influence the ways in which buildings receive daylight and learn how to harness the various effects that can occur in these differing contexts.