Another of Velux's initiatives on the subject of daylighting is the publication titled Daylight & Architecture. Developed at the corporate level, the magazine is distributed to architects and designers in 34 countries.
With seven issues to date, according to Christine Bjornager, a member of the publication's editorial team, the magazine was developed because Velux “had a wish to strengthen our relations to architects.” She goes on to explain, “Velux wants to play a role by contributing and stimulating issues that lead to better living environments. To obtain this we wish to encourage the role of daylight and fresh air in design. Daylight & Architecture is a communication tool for Velux wanting to reach a mass audience, as a dialogue platform for a complex target group.”
Each issue explores different aspects of light and architecture as it relates to daylighting through a combination of article typologies—essays on light, built projects, interviews with architects and artists, and book reviews. Recognizing the role that culture and region play in determining responses to and interaction with light, the publication looks at the subject with a global perspective. Issue themes have included: diversity, living environments, site and materials, vision and perception, form and experience. Marrying theoretical discussions with real-time projects, Daylight & Architecture offers a refreshing take on the topic of daylighting. The publication is available online at the Velux website and the archive of back issues is also available online.