University of Technology Sydney

89114 Lighting Studio: Light, Time and Change

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UTS: Design, Architecture and Building: Design
Credit points: 12 cp
Result type: Grade and marks

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Description

This studio combines a thorough study of the change of light in nature with an exploration of lighting and its time-dependent dynamics and control. The studio activity is built on the observation and analysis of the interdependencies between lighting patterns and behavioural patterns in the way people occupy and utilise the built environment.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate understanding of the basic principles of light, photometry and colorimetry.
2. Demonstrate understanding of the basic principles of the visual system, optics, perception, colour and visual capabilities.
3. Recognise and explain the importance of Human Factors in lighting; biological needs of visual information; visual discomfort, health and ageing.
4. Demonstrate understanding of the characteristics of appropriate lighting.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of lighting control strategies.

Teaching and learning strategies

Face-to-face sessions will incorporate a range of active learning strategies including modelling, presentations, videos, simulations, and discussion alongside case studies, field studies, readings and reflection. Practical experimentation also forms an important part of the subject to support the theory and assist participants in developing an intuitive know-how on the nature of light and lighting phenomena. This will be complimented by independent student engagement with projects through iterative exploration of design propositions, research and development.

Content (topics)

This subject addresses the following issues and topics:

1.0 Basic principles of light, electro-magnetic energy, photometry, colorimetry and the units of lighting.

2.0 Basic principles of the visual system; optics, perception, colour and visual capabilities.

3.0 Human Factors; biological needs of visual information, visual discomfort, the circadian system, health and ageing.

4.0 Daylight characteristics and natural lighting phenomena.

5.0 Lighting control strategies.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Project Report: Part A & Part B

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1, 2, 3 and 4

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

.0, .0, .0 and .0

Weight: 30%

Assessment task 2: Report, Reflective Journal: Part A & Part B

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1, 2, 3 and 4

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

.0, .0, .0 and .0

Weight: 25%

Assessment task 3: Project

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

2, 3, 4 and 5

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

.0, .0 and .0

Weight: 45%

Required texts

UTS Coursework Assessment Policy and Procedures Manual.

Boyce, Peter R 2003 Human Factors in Lighting 2nd Edition Taylor & Francis New York

UTS References

UTS Library www.lib.uts.edu.au

UTS-Online http://online.uts.edu.au

The BELL (Becoming an Effective Lifelong Learner)

http://www.bell.uts.edu.au/bells/

The ELSSA (English Language and Study Skills Assistance) Centre

http://www.uts.edu.an/div/elssa/

Other References

Bova, Ben. 2001 The Story of Light, Sourcebooks, Inc, Illinois

Millet, Marietta S. 1997, Light Revealing Architecture, Van Nostrand, Reinhold, New York

Plummer, Henry. 2003. Masters of Light, a+u, Tokyo

Plummer, Henry. 2009. The Architecture of Natural Light, Thames & Hudson, London

Saunders, Mark, S, And McCormick, E J. 1992, Human Factors in Engineering and Design, McGraw-Hill.