Advanced Topics, Daylight and Electric Lighting: Luminaire Design


Advanced Topics in Performative Design: Daylight and Electric Lighting was a seminar course in the Architecture and Sustainable Design pillar where students learned about natural and electric lighting in an architectural context. Investigations focused on the relationship between quantifiable measures of light and human perception in order to develop new lighting concepts. These concepts were applied to the design of two course projects. Individual activities and lectures focused on lighting measures and metrics, calibrated high dynamic range photography, daylight simulations, material properties, visual comfort and perception, electric lighting design, lighting energy consumption, scale model building and human behaviour.

Student work from the first course project, the design of a luminaire, is documented on this page. The second project to design a small gathering space can be found here.