School of Architecture College of Design

ARCH3250: Light Box

  • Krista Skoglund
  • Markos Glitsos

Light Box

ARCH3250
Spring Semester 2010

Charles Lazor


Light and space is arguably the most fundamental investigation in the practice of architecture. Within the prescribed framework of the proposed investigation, we will learn at “full scale” and first hand, in a direct and unmediated format, the limitless potential and variability of day lighting interior space. The poetic potential of daylight will be with us throughout the workshop investigations, along with more specific, functional and psychological intentions of designing with daylight appropriate to specific programs.

We will also be investigating another fundamental issue in architecture, “enclosure”, specifically, the changing sense of enclosure that follows the making of openings, in an envelope of space.

To enrich and aid our investigation of day lighting, the students will work in teams to study, model, and present findings on day lighting conditions and behavior in historically significant buildings.

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