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.

2020W, VO, 1.5h, 1.5EC, to be held in blocked form


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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to develop concept solutions for daylighting and artificial lightings.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. 

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,

Additional: without module RG assignment, additional development ofa lighting solution within the exercise topic

Mode of examination


Additional information


Introduction module RG: Do.8.10.2020, 9-17:00h

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)

1. Seeing light Lecture: 10/22/2020 - 9:00 - 10:40 by zoom

Termine Licht sehen Vorlesung

22.10.2020    9.00 – 10.40

Zusatz optional 29.10.2020            18.00 – 19.00

Zusatz optional 05.11.2020            18.00 – 19.00

Zusatz optional 12.11.2020            18.00 – 19.00

03.12.2020    10.40 – 12.20

https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/93217834365?pwd=dWFKYU5BQWd4bit3VGVVUHRRMFd1QT09, Meeting-ID: 932 1783 4365



Examination modalities

Draft and presentation of the given module topic within the room design module.

For students who only take the VO and UE "Seeing Light", the UE consists of choosing a project in reality, visiting and photographing it (bar, shop, museum, bridge, facade) and zooming in with the to share with others and talk about the lighting solution. (what is special about light, which type, which light colors, which effect, which systems).

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
31.08.2020 08:00 08.10.2020 12:00 08.10.2020 12:00

Registration modalities:

Registration will be open only in the application pool


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture


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