253.355 Seeing Light
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VO, 1.5h, 1.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to develop concept solutions for daylighting and artificial lighting indoors and outdoors.They gain the ability to analyze existing lighting solutions and find out the potential for improvement. They learn to understand the photometric vocabulary and apply it independently in a design. They practice applying the concepts of lighting technology in the context of a planning example and implement it in an independent design.

Subject of course

Daylight: Introduction to daylight planning, effects of skylights and side exposure, distinction between sun and glare protection
Light and color: Overview of the lightsources (focus on LED), color rendering, light colors, marking, lifetime, energy efficiency
Fundamentals in the application of artificial light, photometric basic quantities, planning parameters for artificial lighting
Key factors for lighting solutions in the areas of sales and presentation, museum, office, facades and outdoor areas.
Innovations in lighting technology: HCL (Human Centric Lighting) and connected lighting (IOT)

Teaching methods

Knowledge transfer based on lectures, discussion of case studies, development of a lighting solution within the practice topic

Mode of examination


Additional information


Introduction module RG: Do.10.10.2019, 11-18:00h HS13

INSPECTIONS in context of the module Spatial Design

Exact dates and meeting points as well as further planned excursions will be announced at the beginning of the term (see "Module Programme" and time schedule in the download area 253.364)



Course dates

Thu12:00 - 12:3010.10.2019HS 13 Ernst Melan Lecture
Thu13:30 - 15:0017.10.2019HS 13 Ernst Melan Lecture
Thu13:30 - 15:0007.11.2019HS 13 Ernst Melan Lecture
Thu13:30 - 15:0014.11.2019HS 13 Ernst Melan Lecture
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Design and presentation of a design within the module Interior Design. For students, who only book the VO and UE "Licht sehen", a separate project will be issued for the development of a lighting concept.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.09.2019 08:00 10.10.2019 12:00 10.10.2019 12:00

Registration modalities:

Registration will be open only in the application pool


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture


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