—Glare is one of the main problems that cause
daylight to be visually undesirable in a hot humid country such
as Malaysia. However, the design of modern buildings in
Malaysia applies large glass windows and some partially
covered with various design of shading devices, which are
merely for aesthetic reason. Having sun shading devices have
not solved the glare problems instead create either dark
interiors or force for interior blinds and use of electrical
lighting. Thus, this paper aims to investigate the glare
performance under daylight through most common types of
shading devices used in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The four
most common shading devices are: vertical, horizontal,
egg-crate and geometrical pattern. The experiment covers the
luminance, illuminance level and subjective responses of the
occupants. The result indicates that under the vertical shading
devices has spotted the highest glare values, in contrast
subjective response indicate that the vertical shading devices
provide most comfortable environment.
—Daylight, glare, shading device, subjective
responses, visual comfort.
The authors are with the Department of Architecture, Kulliyyah of
Architecture and Environmental Design, International Islamic University
Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Zuraini Denan and Noor Hanita Abdul Majid, "An Assessment on Glare from Daylight through Various
Designs of Shading Devices in Hot Humid Climate, Case
Study in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 25-29, 2015.