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Designing with Surfaces and Light - DESA1004

Year - 2018

Objects only become visible when light reflects off of them. This unit explores the ways in which light interacts with surfaces, objects, and the human visual system. Architectural design decisions regarding the lighting, as well as exterior and interior surfaces of a building, alter the perceptual experience of users and should be done thoughtfully. This unit introduces students to the way humans perceive and experience the built environment. It covers some of the fundamental properties of light, mechanisms of human perception, and the ways that light interacts with surfaces. The application of these topics to design decisions is also discussed. Students demonstrate their understanding of the presented material and apply their knowledge to critically analyze their own environments.

Classes
Online. Expected total workload is approximately 35 hours online, plus independent study and preparation. Lecture materials are available on the eLearning site. They consist of PDF files and Powerpoint slides. No lecture recordings are available.

Assessment
Assignment 1 (40%), Assignment 2 (60%)

Additional information
Due to the high volume of interest in this course, all questions and enquiries will be answered in online discussion forums on eLearning, instead of in face-to-face consultation. No early results are available for this unit. No extensions will be granted because of failed internet access.

Prohibitions

DESA2612

Details

Faculty: Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Summer Main

08 Jan 2018

Department/School: Architectural and Design Science
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 02 Feb 2018
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Architectural and Design Science
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Winter Main

02 Jul 2018

Department/School: Architectural and Design Science
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 09 Jul 2018
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Ms Wenye Hu
HECS Band: 2
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