Joel E. Loveland
Perception-based approach to principles of natural and artificial lighting. Practical considerations of lighting involving environmental evaluations, calculations and the use of lamps and fixtures. Sketch and model studies for applications. Impact of lighting design on energy conservation. Relation of lighting design process to architectural design concepts. Prerequisite: either ARCH 331 or ARCH 431.
The course provides an introduction to the design of lighting (daylight and electric) in buildings through lectures, field trips, and physical modeling and calculation assignments. The role of lighting in architecture is examined through numerous examples of lighting in buildings as shapers of experience, form, space and meaning.
The aim of the course is to examine the generating force that light has in architectural design. Practical information concerning the technical aspects of lighting is also presented in order that students may start to build a solid foundation for the incorporation of lighting into their design process. The ultimate goal of the course is to foster an understanding of both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of lighting so that lighting design intentions can be carried out successfully to support architectural design concepts.
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