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A4635-1 / Spring 2020

Architectural Daylighting

“Natural light is the only light that makes architecture Architecture…” - Louis Kahn

Daylight has played a key role in the perception, aesthetics and function of the built environment from its inception. The masterful play of light depends on the designer’s grasp of both the technical requirements and spatial opportunities of natural light. This course will provide instruction in both.

Topics covered include: daylight and health, energy and productivity; daylight and perception; daylight in the atmosphere; daylight and the site; daylight and the section; architectural shading; calculating the daylight factor graphically; calculating daylight luminance and illuminance digitally using Rhino/Diva. Over the course of the semester, related assignments will develop perceptual as well as technical daylighting acuities. At the end of the semester, students will build physical models and put them out in the sun to test and demonstrate an architectural daylighting phenomenon of their choosing located, preferably, in their studio project.

Location & Time
505 AVERY
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
Session & Points
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
Call Number
11462
Other Semesters & Sections
Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4635‑1 Spring 2019
Architectural Daylighting
Davidson Norris
505 AVERY
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
27532
A4635‑1 Spring 2018
Architectural Daylighting
Davidson Norris Syllabus
505 Avery
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
70941
A4635‑1 Spring 2017
Architectural Daylighting
Davidson Norris Syllabus Tech Elective
505 Avery Hall
Th 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
82996
A4635‑1 Spring 2016
ARCHITECTURAL DAYLIGHTING
Davidson Norris TECH ELECTIVE
505 AVERY
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
60820
A4635‑1 Spring 2015
ARCHITECTURAL DAYLIGHTING
Davidson Norris
200 BUELL
M + TU 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
69262
A4635‑1 Spring 2014
ARCHITECTURAL DAYLIGHTING
Davidson Norris Syllabus
WARE LOUNGE
F 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
69262
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