Daylight and architecture

Daylight in Buildings

A Million Little Lights

Regional Winner South Africa


Michali Jameson


Jean Wiid


Greenside Design Centre, College of Design


South Africa


Project description

Currently South Africa faces a growing housing crisis forcing large portions of the population to create informal houses as their homes. This project seeks to solve the issues that arise from Light Sources, Heat Retention and Lack Of Airflow in the informal houses. Solutions that do not require electricity, as that proves to be a scarce commodity in South Africa currently. CONCEPT: My proposed Eco Air-Light, made of recycled plastic bottles, is designed to utilize the sunlight effectively in illuminating and cooling the tin homes.