Daylight and visual comfort

  • Type: seminar
  • Time:

    Tu. 09:45 - 11:15, 11:30 - 13:00

  • Start: Tu. 18.04.2023
  • Lecturer:

    Prof. Caroline Karmann

  • ECTS: 4
  • Lv-No.: 1720567
  • Information:




This course provides students with an in-depth introduction to solar geometry, daylight in buildings, visual comfort and view out. The non-image forming effect of light on our health and the challenges of visual impairment and will also be addressed. While rooted in architectural design, this course will draw on fundamentals of physics, ophthalmology, chronobiology and environmental psychology in order to better understand what is meant by visual well-being in spaces. This course is based on various analysis and design methods, such as scale models, real-world measurements and computer simulation. It is structured around analysis and design projects.



In-class time: Lecture, Exercises 60 h

Self-study: Preparation/follow-up, Project work 60 h