• A Novel Dynamic Insulation System for Windows 

      Gruner, Michael; Matusiak, Barbara Szybinska (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      One of the measures to reduce energy consumption in buildings in Nordic countries is limiting the window area, as windows contribute to significantly higher heat loss than walls during a long hot season. This conflicts ...
    • Categorisation of Colour Terms Using New Validation Tools: A Case Study and Implications 

      Arbab, Shabnam; Brindle, Jonathan A.; Matusiak, Barbara Szybinska; Kløckner, Christian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      This article elaborates on the results of a field experiment conducted among speakers of the Chakali language, spoken in northern Ghana. In the original study, the Color-aid Corporation Chart was used to perform the focal ...
    • Daylight Transport Systems for Buildings at High Latitudes 

      Obradovic, Biljana; Matusiak, Barbara Szybinska (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      This paper is a literature study of daylight transport systems aiming at selecting the most appropriate ones for application at high latitudes. It is limited to the systems that transport light at a long distance from the ...
    • Daylight: What makes the difference? 

      Knoop, Martine; Stefani, Oliver; Bueno, Bruno; Matusiak, Barbara Szybinska; Hobday, Rickard; Wirz-Justice, Anne; Martiny, Klaus; Kantermann, Thomas; Aarts, MPJ; Zemmouri, N; Appelt, S; Norton, B (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Light is necessary for vision; it enables us to sense and perceive our surroundings and in many direct and indirect ways, via eye and skin, affects our physiological and psychological health. The use of light in built ...
    • Facade Integrated Photovoltaic, state of the art of Experimental Methodology 

      Xiang, Changying; Matusiak, Barbara Szybinska (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      The concept of Building-integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) is one of the most promising strategies to employ clean energy in the built environment. Up to now, the PVs have been applied mostly on roofs, but since the total ...
    • The impact of surface properties on photovoltaics' colour angular sensitivity: A comparison study for façade integration 

      Xiang, Changying; Green, Philip John; Matusiak, Barbara Szybinska (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Façade integrated photovoltaics are a promising way to employ renewable energy technology in the built environment. The colours of façade integrated photovoltaics are essential to the overall aesthetic quality of buildings, ...
    • Perimeter blocks in different forms - Aspects of daylight and view 

      Sundborg, Bengt Åke; Matusiak, Barbara Szybinska; Arbab, Shabnam (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      The perimeter blocks in cities are usually rectangular and follow the streets. The buildings are mostly of similar height within each block. However, perimeter blocks can be developed in many various ...
    • Perimeter Blocks in Nordic Towns - How latitude affect daylighting 

      Sundborg, Bengt Åke; Matusiak, Barbara Szybinska; Arbab, Shabnam (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      One of the design principles for future sustainable towns is compactness. The densification of cities is very much needed, but it usually compromises the access of daylight. Densification is especially challenging in the ...
    • Solar shading control strategies in cold climates - Heating, cooling demand and daylight availability in office spaces 

      Grynning, Steinar; Time, Berit; Matusiak, Barbara Szybinska (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Modern office buildings often have large glazed areas. Incident solar radiation can lead to large cooling demands during hot periods although the solar radiation can help reduce heating demands during cool periods. Previous ...
    • The impact of advanced glazing on colour perception 

      Arbab, Shabnam; Matusiak, Barbara Szybinska; Martinsen, Fredrik Aleksander; Hauback, Bjørn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      The aim of this study was to expand the understanding of modern glazing materials’ effects on the perception of colours. To this end, the appearance of eight standard CIE test colour samples were ...
    • Toward colour rendering method of window glass 

      Arbab, Shabnam; Matusiak, Barbara Szybinska (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      The aim of this study was to expand the understanding of modern glazing materials' effects on the colour distortion in interiors and to develop a rather simple colour rendering method useful for any type of glazing and ...
    • Towards new design of laser cut acrylic panels for windows 

      Weibye, Andreas; Matusiak, Barbara Szybinska (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      This paper builds upon existing research into laser cut panels and aims to find new design-patterns that would improve daylighting conditions of existing rooms when applying the laser-cut panels on vertical windows. The ...
    • Window Size Effects on Subjective Impressions of Daylit Spaces: Indoor Studies at High Latitudes Using Virtual Reality 

      Moscoso Paredes, Claudia Trinidad; Chamilothori, Kynthia; Wienold, Jan; Andersen, Marilyne; Matusiak, Barbara Szybinska (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Daylight provision to the indoor space is affected by different building elements that cannot be fully controlled by the users, such as the window size of a space. The dimensions of the fenestration not only affect the ...