Solar Geometry – OU Campus – Methods VII

George Lynn Cross Hall

The shading system above the windows seeks to filter the light that enters the upper floors of the building. At this morning hour the sun is allowed to enter most of the window, as it is still cool outside & direct solar won’t have as large of an impact as later on in the day.

9:54 AM

Building façade is facing South.

Clear sky with no clouds.

~30° sun angle

 

Buchanan Hall

The edge details are accentuated by the condition of the sun creating a shadow on the façade. The condition doesn’t contribute much to the solar impact on the building, it serves more as an aesthetic detail. The windows are slightly inset creating a shadow on a small portion of the window.

9:58 AM

Building façade is facing South.

Clear sky with no clouds.

~30° sun angle

 

Carnegie Building

A wing of the building branches off to the East & casts a shadow back on to the East facing façade. One window is directly affected by the shading. As the sun moves through the day there will be less of an impact on the windows until the sun starts to pass to the other side of the building and shade the entire East façade.

9:59 AM

North & East façades. North facing side is casting a shadow on to east façade.

Clear sky with no clouds.

~30° sun angle

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