ETS4 - Light and Lighting

Light animates and reveals architecture. Architecture cannot fully exist without light, since without light there would be nothing to see.Yet in architectural design light is usually either expected from nature or developed as an add-on attachment very late in the design process.The course explores the symbiotic relationship between architecture and light. As much as light can reveal architecture, architecture can animate light, making it bounce, scatter, refract, altering its spectrum and colour perception, absorbing it or reflecting it, modulating its path and strength in both space and time.It aims at developing a sensibility and intuition to the qualities of light, whilst giving the physical and computational tools to explore and validate design ideas.The course will start from the science of light and gradually move to the art and design domains, with a final outlook to the role of light as information and connectivity enabler. During the lectures, theoretical discussions will be alternated to physical experiments and individual or team exercises.

 

ETS 4 - Light and Lighting - 2 Measured Light

The second lesson of the ETS4 Light and Lighting course has focused on the physics of light and its measurement in terms of spectral emission and brightness, introducing the metrics of intensity, l

ETS 4 - Light and Lighting - 3 Planetary Light

The third lesson of the ETS4 Light and Lighting course has focused on the planetary scale of natural light phenomena, introducing daylight and the luminous climate.

ETS 4 - Light and Lighting - 4 Sources of Light

The fourth lesson of the ETS4 Light and Lighting course has focused on man-made sources of light and introduced lighting design.

ETS 4 - Light and Lighting - 5 Affective Light

The fifth lesson of the ETS4 Light and Lighting course has focused on how light affects life and biology, looking at both visual and non-visual effects of light on living organisms.

ETS 4 - Light and Lighting - 6 Virtual Light

The sixth lesson of the ETS4 Light and Lighting course has focused on how light transport and interaction with materials is simulated, with a live tutorial session focused on lighting design and si

ETS 4 - Light and Lighting - 7 Projective Light

The seventh and last lesson of the ETS4 Light and Lighting course has presented the topic of lighting control and concluded the course with a final project presentation.

ETS 4 - Light and Lighting - Assignments

The linked document contains a list of all the Light and Lighting course assignments.

ETS 4 - Light and Lighting - 1 Phenomenal Light

The first lesson of the ETS4 Light and Lighting course has focused on introducing the course, starting to develop a lighting vocabulary and thinking about lighting in the context of architecture.

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