Architectural Daylighting

Building Science + Technology

Spring 2013

Davidson Norris, instructor

This course focused on daylight as a prime generator and articulator of architectural space. Students began with the key relationship of light to the eye and its perception and then shifted to the primary relationship of the sun to the building over time. From there, students investigated the basic means by which daylight interacts with both the environment and the building. After that, the class focused on the architectural control of daylight: shading. Finally, the course examined various perimeter and core strategies (i.e. lightshelves and atria) that can provide daylight to the interior and drive it deeper and discussed various advanced daylighting systems and technologies.

Chang Kyu Lee A/B
Young Jun Lee C/D