From light to life : the development of architectural design through the quantitative and qualitative analyses of light

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dc.contributor.advisor Koester, Robert J. Carr, William P. en_US 2011-06-03T19:52:36Z 2011-06-03T19:52:36Z 2002 en_US 2002
dc.identifier LD2489.Z52 2002 .C37 en_US
dc.description.abstract There are two basic questions with which I began this thesis study. They are:How can architectural design enhance the functionality of space through the manipulation of natural light?How can the poetic nature of space be influenced by the manipulation of natural light?The first step undertaken in the study of these questions was the creation and photographic documentation of a series of light boxes. Six boxes with varying sizes and types of openings were created to study the way light enters defined space. Several lighting characteristics were defined through this exercise.Upon the completion of the light box study, several preexisting structures were studied for either their lighting characteristics or building typology. Included in this study were Mount Angel Abbey Library, Philips Exeter Library, the San Francisco and Cleveland Public Libraries, the Kimbell Art Museum, and the Church of the Light. Also at this time I developed my first semester project, an outdoor reading and congregating space adjacent to Bracken Library on the Ball State University campus. This piece also helped to further my understanding of the impact of lighting on space.Following these studies, I created the program for my thesis, a new branch library for the Allen County Public Library in northeastern Indiana, and began developing conceptual ideas for the project. After progressing through multiple schemes, I completed the design with the creation of "The Product."Having now completed the thesis study, I am pleased overall with the outcome. There are certain areas of the study that I wish I would have had more time to develop and pieces that may have been stronger, but I feel that the final product was a strong element in answering the questions with which I began the thesis investigation.
dc.description.sponsorship College of Architecture and Planning
dc.format.extent 32 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture. en_US
dc.title From light to life : the development of architectural design through the quantitative and qualitative analyses of light en_US
dc.type Undergraduate 5th year College of Architecture and Planning thesis. Thesis (B. Arch.)
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