FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

ARCH 321 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Architectural Lighting Design
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 321
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course -
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives It has been critical that architects understand the environmental implications of their designs like light. ARCH321 covers natural and artificial lighting. It is aimed to provide the necessary knowledge and application/skills for competently integrating architectural lighting in to design process. Therefore, designing comfortable, efficient and stimulating visual environments for the buildings occupants become the main aim. The course deals with understanding basic principles of partially day and mainly electric lighting. The main focus will be on integrating light and space through design while supporting human activity.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to describe about the principle of visual perception and lighting phenomena
  • will be able to express about the principle and effects of fundamental lighting sources
  • will be able to compare lighting fundamentals, with in lighting design process, codes and standards, and ecological impacts for residential, commercial, and institutional buildings.
  • will be able to characterize knowledge associated with application of observation techniques to assess lighting design in the field.
  • will be able to evaluate of the psychological and physiological effects of the light in interiors/outdoors on humans, including those with special needs, and application of this in solving lighting design problems.
  • will be able to use computer simulation software for analysing effects of various building materials on lighting performance of buildings
  • will be able to discuss codes, tools, building lighting systems with a lighting consultant and practicing architects.
Course Description The course deals with understanding basic principles of partially day and mainly electric lighting. The main focus will be on integrating light and space through design while supporting human activity.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to the course Overview and objectives about the lecture
2 Fundamentals about light, light-object, surface color, reflectance and transmittance of light. Physics of Light; Vision and perception Activities and needs; Environmental Objectives Biological Needs; Subjective impressions Steffy Cp: 1- Background 2- Problem p 1-25
3 Light Measurements Definition Light Distribution Curves Iso lux Curves Steffy Cp: 3 p 27- 38 Egan Cp: 6 p 276-320
4 Light Sources;Lamps and luminaries Steffy Cp: 10-11 p 181- p 288 Egan Cp: 4 p145 - 189
5 Light Sources;Lamps and luminaries Steffy Cp: 10-11 p 181- p 288 Egan Cp: 4 p145 - 189
6 Quality of lighting; color rendering, directional structure of light, shadow, glare Steffy Cp: 6 p 107-149 Egan Cp: 2 p 73 – 86
7 Design Goals; Spacial Factors Steffy Cp: 4.3 p 47- 48
8 Term Project Presentation: Analysis Term Project Critiques 1
9 Design Goals; Spacial Factors Steffy Cp: 4.3 p 48- 49
10 Design Goals Psychological and Physiological Factors Steffy Cp: 4.5 p 54-55
11 Daylighting and Sustainability Steffy Cp: 9.1-9.10 p 151- 180
12 Daylighting and Sustainability Steffy Cp: 9.1-9.10 p 151- 180
13 Lighting applications: IALD’s AWARDS PROJECTS
14 Course review Term Project Critique 2
15 Term Project: Synthesis
16 Review

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Required Readings and Textbook;

• Gary Steffy, Architectural Lighting Design Third Edition John Wiley and Sons.Inc. – USA, 2008 ISBN: 978-0-470-11249-6

Suggested Readings/Materials
  • Gary Gordon Interior Lighting For Designers Forth Edition John Wiley and Sons.Inc. – USA, 2000 ISBN:0-471-44118-x
  • Robert Mean, Lighting Interior and Exterior Architectural Press,   An imprint of Elsevier - GB and USA 2004 ISBN:0 7506 5552 6
  • M. David Egan, Victor Olgyay, Architectural Lighting Second Edition Mc Graw Hill– USA, 2002 ISBN:0-07-020587-6
  • Walter T. Grondzik, Alison G. Kwok, Benjamin. Stein, John S. Reynolds, Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings. 10th Edition John Wiley and Sons.Inc. – USA, 2010 ISBN: 0-471-46591-6

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
10
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
4
40
Project
1
40
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
7
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
0
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
4
8
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
4
11
44
Project
1
20
20
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
0
Final Exam
0
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to offer a professional level of architectural services.

X
2

To be able to take on responsibility as an individual and as a team member to solve complex problems in the practice of design and construction.

X
3

To be able to understand methods to collaborate and coordinate with other disciplines in providing project delivery services.

 

X
4

To be able to understand, interpret, and evaluate methods, concepts, and theories in architecture emerging from both research and practice.

X
5

To be able to develop environmentally and socially responsible architectural strategies at multiple scales. 

X
6

To be able to develop a critical understanding of historical traditions, global culture and diversity in the production of the built environment.

X
7

To be able to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in construction materials, products, components, and assemblies based on their performance within building systems.

X
8

To be able to present architectural ideas and proposals in visual, written, and oral form through using contemporary computer-based information and communication technologies and media.

X
9

To be able to demonstrate a critical evaluation of acquired knowledge and skills to diagnose individual educational needs and direct self-education skills for developing solutions to architectural problems and design execution.

X
10

To be able to take the initiative for continuous knowledge update and education as well as demonstrate a lifelong learning approach in the field of Architecture.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Architecture and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1)

X
12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise. 

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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