Laboratory of Integrated Performance in Design
Ensuring comfort while promoting human wellbeing are part of a satisfying occupant experience in buildings, but must remain bounded by energy and material efficiency. LIPID’s research activities focus on ways to fulfill – at minimum and beyond- building users’ physiological and emotional needs accounting for the resources we have available by taking four main perspectives: Health, Comfort, Perception and Energy.
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Daylight levels affect our thermal perception
Giorgia Chinazzo (LIPID) carried out a pioneering study at EPFL showing that the amount of daylight in a room can influence our thermal comfort and how well we tolerate heat or cold.
humARCH2019 summer school
From 26-30th August 2019, with the support of Marilyne Andersen and Christoff Holscher, Geraldine Quek and Victoria Soto Magan (LIPID) co-organized humARCH 2019 (Human-Centric Performance Simulations in Architecture), an ETH-EPFL summer school along with Michal Gath-Morad.
Completed PhD Thesis at LIPID
Kynthia Chamilothori (LIPID) recently completed her PhD Thesis focusing on the perceptual effects of daylight patterns in architecture, showing that the design of a façade and its interplay with light can induce both subjective and physiological human responses.