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Photos by Kjell Yngve Petersen, Ole Kristensen, Imke Wies van Mil, Karin Søndergaard, Karina Munkholm Madsen

Architecture Daylight integration Featured Research


This project about the integration of artificial and daylighting is one of four that were conducted as part of the project entitled LED Lighting; Interdisciplinary LED Lighting Research. The research project has been a three-year collaboration between The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts; Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation and The IT University of Copenhagen.

In this project we have been interested in identifying the qualitative parameters involved in the integration of dynamic artificial lighting and daylight; the latter being already highly dynamic by nature. Our practice-based methodology is based on the design of what we call an ‘observational instrument’. The observational instrument is comprised of an object that has been designed using built-in LEDs connected to dynamic control software. Our studies have been based upon experiential analyses that examine how the dynamic artificial lighting in the observational instrument unfolds during the changing of the daylight situations that are generated by the weather outside. This research employs the concept of coupling between interior and exterior, in order to identify a spectrum of design parameters that are attentive to the relationships between these two dynamic lighting categories.
In connection with the experiential analyses we would like to thank Anne Bay, Astrid Espenhain, Astrid Mody, Brian Wendin Ellen Kathrine Hansen, Hugo Mulder, Katja Bülow, Laura Beloff Nanet Mathiasen, Peter Eklund, and Thorbjørn Lausten for their participation in the experiential interviews. These interviews helped us strengthen our concepts and approaches in relation to the dissemination of the research results provided herein.
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Participants:

Associate Professor:  Karin Søndergaard
Researcher:  Karina Munkholm Madsen
Associate Professor:  Kjell Yngve Petersen
Researcher:  Ole Kristensen
Lighting designer:  Imke Wies van Mil
Lighting designer:  Jesper Kongshaug
Lighting designer:  Christina Augustesen
Research Assistant:  Thyge Währens

Participants:

Associate Professor:  Karin Søndergaard
Researcher:  Karina Munkholm Madsen
Associate Professor:  Kjell Yngve Petersen
Researcher:  Ole Kristensen
Lighting designer:  Imke Wies van Mil
Lighting designer:  Jesper Kongshaug
Lighting designer:  Christina Augustesen
Research Assistant:  Thyge Währens

Timeline:


Observational Instrument 2015