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Arslantaş Ş., Ayçam İ.

in: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING Development, Memory, Environment, Yıldız Aksoy,Efe Duyan, Editor, DAKAM BOOKS - Özgür Öztürk DAKAM YAYINLARI, İstanbul, pp.34-61, 2021

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Publisher: DAKAM BOOKS - Özgür Öztürk DAKAM YAYINLARI
  • City: İstanbul
  • Page Numbers: pp.34-61
  • Editors: Yıldız Aksoy,Efe Duyan, Editor
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Atriums are places that should have different energy-efficient strategies depending on climatic charecteristics.

With in the scope of energy efficient building parameters in atrium design; air movements, heat gain-loss ratio,

relationship with adjacent spaces, natural light and glass facade/roof relationship and orientation factors should

be considered together with the whole building. Buildings having a specific plan type or form of general

properties, it is seen that atrium typology bears a resemblance.D esigning the atrium space as in proportion to

the building, significantly affects the annual energy consumption of the building. Despite the fact that natural

ventilation and cooling strategies are effective in the period requiring cooling scenarios due to the difference in

climate characteristics, energy efficient strategies through natural lighting and with passive design solutions it is

possible to optimise of building thermal performance (heating-cooling). Height has desicive impact on the

control strategies in atriums. While energy efficiency can be controlled more easily in low-rise buildings, the

negative effects of climate on comfort in high-rise buildings. It’s necessary be addressed together with

automation-based sensitive control strategies. When the examples of buildings with atrium are examined in

modern architecture, it is seen that the centered atrium is more prevalent, but the greenhouse type and more

complex types are configured with different control techniques in warm and humid areas.