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40 421 Daylight and Architecture

Full course name in English: 
Daylight and Architecture
Studiepoeng: 
6
Emnekode: 
40 421
Studienivå: 
Syklus 2
Undervisningssemester: 
2023 Vår
Eksamenssemester: 
2023 Vår
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
År: 
2023
Maksimum antall studenter: 
16
Emneansvarlig
Kathrine Næss
Forkunnskapskrav

Admission to AHO and successful completion of three years bachelor level studies (180 ECTS).

The course is open to students from: Architecture

Om emnet

Often taken for granted, our everyday access to daylight is closely connected to our health and well being. Our rituals during the day is tightly connected to daylight, not only a minimum percentage of daylight, but to the subtle changes in light during a day that is tightly related to climate and geographical position.

This seminar course explores the relationship between daylight and architecture. We will introduce daylight from both a phenomenological and a natural science perspective through lectures and seminars, reference studies and hands-on explorations in models in a daylight-laboratory.

The aim of the seminar is to explore possible ways of using daylight in the design of architectural spaces: —this spring more specifically in housing projects. The students will investigate how daylight works with the geometry and proportions of a space and with the openings in the façade. The seminar works with daylight in relation to climate conditions and geographical positions.

The effect of the light on the room also depends on whether it is illuminated with only skylight or also sunlight. At our latitudes, the room is illuminated 2/3 of the time with diffuse sky light from cloudy skies, something we must keep in mind when we design architecture in the Nordic countries.

Læringsutbytte

Knowledge:
— Develop an understanding of the relationship between architecture and daylight
— Demonstrate knowledge of the effect of daylight in architecture and how architecture shapes light
— Better understanding of the qualities of daylight
— Understand and work with the difference of quantity and experienced daylight. 

Skills:
— Tools to evaluate the quality of daylight
— A vocabulary for working with daylight and architecture.

General competence:
— Understand and explore the possibilities of daylight in housing projects.

Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

The course is organized in lectures, seminars, and assignments.You will work individually and in groups.

Pensum

Course literature will be available in Leganto.

VurderingsformGrupperingKarakterskalaKommentar
Vurderingsmappe-Bestått / ikke beståttThe basis for assessment in the course is based on a portfolio consisting of assignments and presentations.
Vurderinger:
Vurderingsform:Vurderingsmappe
Gruppering:-
Karakterskala:Bestått / ikke bestått
Kommentar:The basis for assessment in the course is based on a portfolio consisting of assignments and presentations.
AktivitetKommentar
OppmøteStudents are expected to attend all course days and be active participants in the seminar activities.
Forventet arbeidsinnsats:
Aktivitet:Oppmøte
Kommentar:Students are expected to attend all course days and be active participants in the seminar activities.