2021 Design Theory of Architectural Visual Environment

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Architecture and Building Engineering
Instructor(s)
Nakamura Yoshiki 
Course component(s)
Lecture    (ZOOM)
Day/Period(Room No.)
Thr5-6()  
Group
-
Course number
ARC.E424
Credits
1
Academic year
2021
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2021/3/19
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

Students will obtain simulation and evaluation techniques in visual environment design, which are essential for architectural design and lighting design. Especially they will obtain ability of design based on their own view-point after understanding several pieces of work of famous architects and lighting designers.

Student learning outcomes

Obtaining design technique for light and color in Architecture based on psychophysical values.

Keywords

light, color, architecture

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

The instructor will provide report theme in every lesson, and some of students assigned by the instructor will have presentation in the next lesson.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Visual environment in famous architecture. Understanding visual environment in famous architecture.
Class 2 Tools for visual environment design Understanding tools for visual environment design
Class 3 Method for simulation of visual environment Understanding basic light simulation
Class 4 Procedures for daylight design Understanding methods for daylighting design
Class 5 Examples of daylighting design Obtaining knowledge of real daylighting design
Class 6 Procedures for electrical lighting Understanding method for electrical lighting design
Class 7 Examples of electrical lighting design Obtaining knowledge of real lighting design
Class 8 Color design and lighting design Understanding relation between color design and lighting design

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.

Textbook(s)

Yoshiki Nakamura: Introduction of visual environment design, suri-kogakusya (2020)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Not specified.

Assessment criteria and methods

Evaluated on all reports submitted in every lesson.

Related courses

  • UDE.E401 : Basics of Design Theory of Visual Environment
  • UDE.E503 : Design Theory of Urban Visual Environment

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students had better to take credit of ‘Basics of Design Theory of Visual Environment’ beforehand.

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