Good Morning Sunshine!
Voila, our first SSB Assignment.
What times of year and times of day make up the primary solar window?
The primary solar window of this particular site would be from 7AM to 4:30PM at the Summer Solstice and from 8:30 t0 2:30 on the winter solstice due to the different obstacles found in this site, such as Nau Hall.
How might you respond to this as an architect with respect to the setting and orientation of your meeting place?
It would mostly depend on the intention and purpose of the building. Normally in northern countries I would definitely not place many windows towards the south, otherwise I would create rather hot spaces. A system of louvers would solve this problem, but there are more efficient ways to go about this issues. An alternative to this would be the creation of a structure that would enable a chimney effect to occur.
Path of the Sun
In November 2010, for my 201 Studio project, I actually managed to follow the path of the sun and compress it into a series of images joined together. I Believe this tell us a lot about how a Sun Chart works. Here’s the result: