DESIGN EVALUATION OF WINDOW DESIGN TO DAYLIGHT EFFICACY IN IBU DAN ANAK MELINDA HOSPITAL’S INPATIENT ROOM, BANDUNG

Syadza Syarifah ; Ariani Mandala

Abstract


Abstract- Daylight performance in patient room is very important. Which in this research, daylight performance
is measured by its distribution, daylight factor and glare precaution. Those elements are calculated according to
lighting standard for the hospital building and how the performance adapt to patient's visual comfort. Therefore
window design is needed to be considered as its affected to daylight performance inside the room. The object
observation shows a result of the contradiction between each combination of window design and room plan.
This research evaluates how window design affects the performance of natural lighting and analyze
which window design suitable for each room plans, and also the alternative design that will be more suitable for
some rooms’ plan and condition.
This research is conducted by explanatory method, with quantitative and qualitative approach. Velux
visualizer software is used to simulate how natural light is distributed to the inpatient room.
Obtained data shows that natural lighting performance in RSIA Melinda inpatient room is still below
the determined standard. And noticed that room orientation, window position and dimension, exterior existing
conditions are factors that affected the daylight performance. The design recommendations are sun shading and
glazing material. Design recommendations are given to the majority room type and also in consideration of the
design applicable possibility.
Key Words: window design, daylight, inpatient room, spatial arrangement

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