I read this article - wouldn't a decent 3D model/simulation with a good
facsimile of sunlight have revealed at least some of these problems? There
is a program available (found the link via a posting in alt.architecture)
that, from what I can see at http://www.visualsunchart.com , calculates the
sun position for different latitudes at different seasons. It'd be good
even for non-architectural 3D work. Only drawback is that I don't see that
it tells you the light color for the different angles, so that has to be
worked out on one's own I suppose (although a lot of people still seem to
forget about the change in light color and intensity with different sun
angles, tho' that's a different topic).
I also found this article
which discusses what the authors call the "solar rights envelope", as it
relates to the urban environment. I didn't see a specific reference to
using a computer program - IOW, it seems to discuss a process done "by
hand" so to speak.
Obtaining Solar Radiation Data:
At any rate, the point to all this is, that the glare problem seems (to my
lay-person's mind) to be something that ought to have been forseen by
OK, back to lurking!
*Sorry for the crosspost*, this was in answer to something in another group
and, since I rarely do that and since crossposts only seem to happen
occasionally, I'm not in the habit of checking and forgot to do so...
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