Nur Amalina Hanapi


Any religious building's holistic and ceremonial performance is profoundly and dramatically impacted by lighting research. In this study, the current situation is examined via the lens of analysis, and a performance - based preamble design proposal analysis for the study of adaptive expansion approach for London Central Mosque. Numerous studies have been done on the significance of the ornamentation of mosques and its acoustics impacts on the congregational activities. However, few exceptions are given on the importance of daylighting effect in the mosques. Looking at the massive and widely compacted end-users in London Central Mosques especially during peak season given that the numbers of devotees is increasing each year, the objective is to understand the analysis and recommendations needed for the adaptive expansion approach in designing a daylighting framework for the northern hemisphere climate. The performance of the lighting design for London Central Mosque was the subject to few case studies referred that focused on the evolution and morphology of daylighting in religious and historical areas. Thus, this research will then conduct an observation and analysis studies as the method to materialize the findings. This study was also anticipating recommendations that suggest both passive and active design implications towards the idea of adaptive expansion. As a result, the outcome discussions demonstrate numerous implementation criteria ranging from design stages of site analysis, climate aspects to the electrical fittings and external shading devices well recommended for the best proposal assisting and improving the mosque's current circumstances. The study's findings also indicate that minimal glare and efficient lighting distribution help to reduce energy consumption, enhance reading quality, and properly illuminate public and private religion events and other activities carried out in the situation of optimum brightness of London Central Mosque.


Daylighting; Adaptive; Expansion; Mosque; Architecture; Assessment

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