Università
della
Svizzera
italiana
Academy
of Architecture

 
 

The Design of Light in the Renaissance

  • Lecturer
    • Sergio Bettini
 

The course analyses, within the historic arc of the Renaissance, the ways in which the study of natural light conditioned the architectural project, not only for the purpose of lighting, but also to achieve an aesthetic effect in the interiors illuminated. The topic will be dealt with in terms of design and construction, comparing drawings and models with built works, showing the different ways light could be brought inside an architectural space, depending on the light source, the direction of the light beam, the reflective surfaces and the form, dimensions and location of the apertures, and also in relation to the structural and distributional possibilities of the building, as well as the desire to conceal and disguise light sources.

MSc1-2 

sem I

h 24

ects 2.5

IT

Paper.

Examination Mode