A grayscale rendering of a daylit studio space with timestamp and red, green, and yellow bars underneath.

A cylindrical 360-degree view of a studio space, with predictions of different glare indices indicated by the colored bars. (Photograph courtesy of Christoph Reinhart.)


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Spring 2012



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Course Description

This course explores natural and electric lighting that integrates occupant comfort, energy efficiency and daylight availability in an architectural context. Students are asked to evaluate daylighting in real space and simulations, and also high dynamic range photography and physical model building.

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Reinhart, Christoph. 4.430 Daylighting, Spring 2012. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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