Dare to Be a Wildflower: an in depth study of heliostat technology
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Through an in depth study and analysis of heliostats, this paper will explore the concepts and attributes offered through the emittance of indirect daylighting within structures. Heliostats, hence bears a dual function in having the capability to provide versatile aesthetically pleasing design formations and/or operable units that ultimately tracks the sun’s daily movement. Thus, it ultimately orients itself in relationship to the most desirable position.Case study assessments of differing projects are also explored as they provide for examples of embedded heliostat technologies. Their range in differences from building design/orientation, site climatic factors, and latitude, etc. either aids or hinders in the success of this sustainable technology within their corresponding built environments. The Reichstag building in Berlin, Genzyme Headquarters in Massachusetts, and most recently One Central Park in Australia, are all heavily explored and criticized.