Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Always Consider the Light - Blog Assignment 004

Last Friday we met with Scott Richardson and one main point he made was making it easier on older eyes, eyes with visual impairments, and even young eyes with great vision by decreasing glare. He suggested we do this by decreasing the difference in inside light and outside light while entering the space by creating a transition that allows the eyes to adjust to different light. We discussed the harsh, hospital-like florescent lighting that is currently in the space and he advised us to look at different kinds of florescent lighting that isn't so harsh. When Scott saw our hexagonal graphic, we discussed back lighting with him as a way to highlight the shapes as well as creating interesting shadows to continue patterns on the floor, walls, and ceiling. After talking about this idea i started to think about how we could use the pattern as lighting to draw attention to certain areas and to help guide people around the building. Our exterior triangular overhang could be a good opportunity to diffuse light using a translucent material to better transition from natural lighting to artificial lighting. 

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