Published in 2/2020 - Rules


The Pursuit of a Bright Apartment

Jori Uusitalo, Valentin Valotie

The graph illustrates the effect of windows placed at varying heights on how deep into the room the light reaches. The window sizes are identical and meet the current regulations, but the daylight conditions in the spaces differ from each other quite notably. Image: Jori Uusitalo

In Finland, the regulations concerning natural light in dwellings mainly focus on window sizes, which does not actually convey much about natural light in the units – let alone the pleasantness and usability. Two Finnish architecture students recently studied natural light in their bachelor’s theses.

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