6. Light & shadow

Light & shadow

 

Aims:

Control of light and shadow are of paramount importance in architecture. Light contributes to the atmosphere of a space, and it affects the way we behave and inhabit a building.

In the activities of chapter 6, students will analyse and comprehend the role and features of light and shadow in architecture.

Introduction:

Using the classroom as a base for the brief spatial analysis, ask students the following questions:

1. How the space is lit (naturally, artificially)?

2. How does the natural light enter the space (directly, reflected)? 

3. What is the difference between the morning and evening sun?

Activities:

Activity 6a – The light catcher