Welsh School of Architecture

CRiBE Facilities

CRiBE is housed in first-class studios and laboratory facilities of international standing. These include:

Environmental Laboratory

Equipped with an Artificial Sky and Heliodon (the most advanced of its kind in the UK). The Laboratory provides a unique facility for simulating daylight and sun effects around buildings and is used for environmental scale modelling.

Sky Dome

Computational Modelling Software

Harnessed to deliver state-of-the-art environmental design and other aspects of building and urban-scale design and management. Includes environmental design software (HTB2) and an Energy and Environmental Prediction Tool (EEP) for urban scale modelling.

Field Measurement Equipment

Including ventilation and tracer gas measurement, infra-red thermography, energy and environmental logging equipment.

Technical Library

Providing an outstanding information resource covering architecture, planning and construction.