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Light and Architecture-Masters Thesis

Light and Architecture-Masters Thesis

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Published by Maria Akl
the description of the different effects of light, natural and artificial, on the human mood, psychology, as well as his perception of the architectural space.
it explains the importance of light, the different types of windows and how to use them, and there is an emphasis on the current situation of architecture and light in Lebanon, as well as a section on lighting in museums.
the description of the different effects of light, natural and artificial, on the human mood, psychology, as well as his perception of the architectural space.
it explains the importance of light, the different types of windows and how to use them, and there is an emphasis on the current situation of architecture and light in Lebanon, as well as a section on lighting in museums.

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Published by: Maria Akl on May 03, 2011
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LightAndArchitecture
L e b a n e s e U n i v e r s i t y 2 0 1 1 
MastersThesis
Supervisedby:DrSamirElTawil–Presentedby:MariaAkl
 
 
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 Light And Architecture
Masters ThesisPresented by:
Maria AKL
Supervised by:
Dr. Samir El Tawil
Presented to :Dr. Shadia SennoDr. Mosbah RajabDr. Nahed GhazalDr. Samir El Tawil
Lebanese UniversityFaculty of Fine Arts and architectureBranch III2010-2011
Date: May 5, 2011
 
 
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 TABLE OF CONTENT:
FOREWORDANDACKNOWLEDGEMENT..........................................................5
I-INTRODUCTION....................................................................................................6
II-HISTORICALREFERENCEOFLIGHTINARCHITECTURE....................10
III-LIGHT.................................................................................................................15
1-
 ADEFINITIONOF
L
IGHT
............................................................................................15
a-Tone:..................................................................................................................................................15b-Intensity:..........................................................................................................................................16c-Focus:.................................................................................................................................................16d-Naturaleffectsoflight:...............................................................................................................16e-Lightasmaterial:..........................................................................................................................17
2-
EFFECTLIGHTHASONMOODANDPSYCHOLOGY 
......................................................18
a-Brightnesscontrast:....................................................................................................................22b-Subjectiveimpressions..............................................................................................................24c-Degreesofstimulation:..............................................................................................................26
3-
EFFECTLIGHTHASONSPACE
....................................................................................26
a-Formingfunctionalzones.........................................................................................................26b-Definingspatialborders............................................................................................................29c-Emphasizingarchitecturalfeatures......................................................................................32
4-
SHADINGVERSUSLIGHTING
......................................................................................35
IV-WINDOWS.........................................................................................................40
1-
TYPESOFOPENINGS
:.................................................................................................42
a-Sidelightingsystems....................................................................................................................42
Historicalevolution:...................................................................................................................................42
Typesofsystems:........................................................................................................................................44
b-ToplightingSystems:....................................................................................................................48
Historicalevolution....................................................................................................................................48
Typesofsystems..........................................................................................................................................49

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