4.493 Natural Light in Design

January (IAP) 2006

Computer rendering of light levels on a building.
Light levels on MIT's Compton Laboratories. (Image courtesy of Ruchi Jain, Gordana Jakimovska, and Ed Rice.)

Course Description

Today, computer-based simulations are becoming increasingly popular, especially when daylighting and energy conservation are amongst the key goals for a project. This two-week workshop will expose participants to the current daylighting simulation models and beyond, by introducing realistic and dynamic assessment methods through hands-on exercises and application to a design project. Open to students and practitioners.

This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

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Prof. Marilyne Andersen

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions for 2 weeks
8 hours / session