November
25
PARAMETRIC TOOLS IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

by Tore Banke, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Denmark.

Parametri i praksis – Generative performance i arkitektur (PHD – Thesis)

This PhD project examines the development of parametric sketch tools that integrate multidisciplinary knowledge into the creative architectural design process. Done in collaboration with the Danish architecture office 3XN and Centre for IT and Architecture (CITA) at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Design and Conservation. The project investigates how daylight quality, solar […]

LIGHT SHAPES SPACES

by Ulrika Wänström Lindh, University of Gothenburg Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, Sweden.

Light Shapes Spaces: Experience of Distribution of Light and Visual Spatial Boundaries (PHD – Thesis)

Light enables us to experience space. The distribution of light is vital for spatial experience but has not been the main focus of previous research on lighting. The lighting designer’s professional knowledge is to a great extent experience-based and tacit. With design practice as the point of departure, this thesis aims to […]

November
21
DESIGN PARAMETERS FOR “HEALING” HOSPITALS

by Lone Stidsen, Aalborg University, Denmark.

Design Parameters of Pleasurable Light Atmosphere (PHD – Thesis)

At the moment, the future of hospital design is a subject of interest and thereby also a subject of discussion. It is a fact that new hospitals have an increased focus on user perspectives and an interest for improving the physical environment in such a way it supports the user needs and preferences and thereby the experience of an admission to the hospital. Recent literature such as “Hospitals […]

November
20
NEW THESIS PUTS RENEWED FOCUS ON LIGHT, ARCHITECTURE AND HEALTH

by Carlo Volf, Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark.

Light, Architecture and Health – a  Method (PHD – Thesis)

This thesis focuses on the relationship between light and health in architec­ture. Light and health is an area which in recent years has undergone major changes and gained increasing attention in architectural planning. However, it is still a relatively new area, which is why a lot of effort and work is put into defining the different health aspects of light and how to better […]

November
11
NEW BOOK ON THE DYNAMICS OF DAYLIGHT VARIABILITY

by Siobhan Rockcastle and Marilyne Andersen, EPFL, Switzerland.

Annual Dynamics of Daylight Variability and Contrast – A Simulation-Based Approach to Quantifying Visual Effects in Architecture

Daylight is a dynamic source of illumination in architectural space, creating diverse and ephemeral configurations of light and shadow within the built environment.  It can generate contrasting levels of brightness between distinct geometries or it can highlight smooth gradients of texture and color within the visual field.  Perceptual qualities of daylight, such as contrast and temporal variability, […]