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What does it mean when we say that a room/space is daylit? In this course we will understand the term “daylit space” not as defined in codes and design guides, but through experiencing daylight as a facilitator (and at times inhibitor) towards effective use of space. This learning experience from the “ground-up” will allow participants to understand how daylighting codes and related design guides have come about and also acquire greater confidence in applying them to future design problems.
We shall examine indoor-spaces in terms of quantity of light, its distribution on various planes (e.g., walls, work surfaces), brightness and contrast. The main medium of learning will be lectures and physical measurement of light levels in various types of spaces (real spaces and scale models). The participants shall gain understanding of light related phenomenon concurrent to understanding of how light levels and light distribution facilitate/affect everyday tasks (e.g., reading, drawing). Two main aspects of our experience of light shall be covered–brightness and contrast. We shall also delve in illumination of work plane and non-work plane surfaces.