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Q: Natural light for the Artist's Studio ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Natural light for the Artist's Studio
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Visual Arts
Asked by: coyotecreststudio-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 27 Feb 2006 02:38 PST
Expires: 29 Mar 2006 02:38 PST
Question ID: 701406
For the best natural lighting possible, which direction should the
windows in a painter's art studio face? North, South, East, or West?

Clarification of Question by coyotecreststudio-ga on 27 Feb 2006 02:43 PST
I will be building a new home in the next 6 to 12 months and I want to
have an art studio included in this  home. I want to have the best
natural light I can in this room. I have always heard that east, or
southeastern light is the best but would like some opinions from
others on the subject.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Natural light for the Artist's Studio
From: myoarin-ga on 27 Feb 2006 03:54 PST
The classic solution is rather different:  north facing high windows
or skylights.  Apparently, this will give more continuous even full
spectrum lighting than windows open directly to the sun.  It also
requires less controlling  - screens, shutters, etc.

Here are two sites that mention this.  The second one is specifially
about sculptors' studios.
(Scroll down to no. 5 about lighting.)

This is just a free comment.  I am sure that there are sites that are more useful.

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