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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:37 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

John wrote:
I was told the white bricks / tiles are there to reflect light into places that the sun doesn`t get to. Usually found in the centre of Victorian buildings in the city centre and called "Light Wells".


The simplicity of that explanation makes a lot of sense...
I worked in the construction of a building in the early 90's in London and the inner lobby was all done in intermittent stainless panels angled to take light from the roof-light to the mezzanine... it was amazing the difference in light when we finished panelling the roof-light and the covers were removed.

Back in the day when it was done more for aesthetics than any green excuses.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

cybers wrote:
John wrote:
I was told the white bricks / tiles are there to reflect light into places that the sun doesn`t get to. Usually found in the centre of Victorian buildings in the city centre and called "Light Wells".


The simplicity of that explanation makes a lot of sense...
I worked in the construction of a building in the early 90's in London and the inner lobby was all done in intermittent stainless panels angled to take light from the roof-light to the mezzanine... it was amazing the difference in light when we finished panelling the roof-light and the covers were removed.

Back in the day when it was done more for aesthetics than any green excuses.

[edited to bring the relevant previous post to this page]


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