The Importance of Natural Light – An Architect Explains

The Importance of Natural Light – An Architect Explains

New Homes, Renovations, Tips and Advice

Whether you’re building new or renovating – the importance of a design that incorporates natural light cannot be overstated!

Natural lighting offers several important benefits.

From a health perspective, various studies have shown that ample natural lighting increases comfort and productivity. This is an important consideration if you’re working from home! Natural lighting can also help with sleep patterns. Daylight has been shown to have beneficial impacts on the regulation of human circadian rhythms, which is vital for good quality and consistent sleep.

Natural light can also help to remove stale odours from rooms or, more importantly, stop them from developing in the first place.

Natural lighting makes rooms feel more spacious and expansive – creating a warm and inviting feel.

The Importance of Natural Light – An Architect Explains

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Many designers and architects will also point to the energy-saving potential from the use of natural light, but it’s important to keep in mind that the key to that energy saving is good design. A room that lets in sunlight but also lets in heat in the summer can actually lead to higher energy consumption – as air-conditioners are needed to combat the rising heat. The design of each room and interior space needs to allow daylight for illumination, but not the associated heat build-up.

The benefits of natural lighting in a well-designed home are numerous, but you need to have the right advice for your particular needs. At dion seminara architecture, we offer a range of services which achieve just that.

Regardless of whether you use us, or another provider, the key is to choose a professional who has a solid grasp of design principles, and who offers a lower comital way to see if they’re the right designer for you.

In the case of dion seminara architecture, we offer our design advice service – a service where we outline the different approaches your design could take. This service is a great way for us to show you what we do, without you needing to commit to a full design concept service.

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Hi, I am Dion Seminara, practicing architect and licensed general builder for 30 years as well as an environmental sustainable design (ESD) expert. I graduated from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with honours, QLD in 1989. Registered as an architect in 1991 and registered as a builder in 1992, I am also a fellow member of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA). Having received 12 ArCHdes Residential Architecture Awards, LJ Hooker Flood Free Home Design Award and the 2016 AIA Regional Commendation for Public Architecture, my expertise with both residential renovation (to all types of houses, especially Queenslanders, 50s/60s/80s), new contemporary homes and luxury residences has earned me a reputation as one of Brisbane's architectural specialists in lifestyle design architecture, interior design and landscape design.