Definition of architectural and lighting design objectives

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The initial phase consists in clearly defining the objectives to be implemented regarding the lighting strategy and the architectural purpose.

Until now, the "prediction" of light propagation into built spaces has been generally a matter of intuition.

The extreme complexity of the problems to be solved sometimes leads architects to rely on the great adaptability of electric lighting and to design buildings as if natural light did not even exist.

ADELINE allows designers to design and analyse strategies for natural light utilisation. Using ADELINE in the early stages of the design process will not only improve the lighting performance of buildings, but will also lead to the production of better architecture and energy savings.

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