A heliodon is a pivoting 3-axis device for adjusting the geometric relationship between a defined surface and a light source. The 3 axes represent: Latitude, Time of Year and Time of Day.
Energy-efficient sustainable design proposals are reliant on effective shading and daylight. Heliodons are critical in architectural design for assessing shading in physical models based accurately at all locations diurnally throughout all seasons.
This project is the result of funding from a University of Cincinnati URC (University Research Council) Grant. The project was a collaboration between the UC School of Architecture and Interior Design and the UC School of Design. Special thanks to students Nick Germann, Noel Gauthier, Aaron Rucker as well as Professor Anton Harfmann.