Theory Atmosphere

Course Code :1022FOWIAR
Study domain:Interior Architecture
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:92
Credits:9
Study load (hours):252
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Boudewijn Perneel
Hanne Kloots
Dirk Laporte
Saskia Gabriël
Eveline Slijper

3. Course contents *

Scenography (of color) (B. Perneel - 30%)

Scenography is a wide concept. It is especially used to refer to the skill of organizing information within a given space in a clear way. Scenograpy has a lot in common with interior architecture. Essential scenographic features are visual language (creativity), organograms (information and structure) and knowledge of materials (realization). Creative processes, methods and techniques are discussed using 'best practices'. These seminars are complemented with practical exercises that focus on the application of semantic codes. The link between the type of light source and color is studied in the light lab.

Academic writing (H. Kloots - 20%)

In this module, you will learn to write a critical academic paper on a subject related to (interior) architecture. The final product is a consistent, well-structured and well-substantiated academic text. Special attention is paid to the correct use of sources and the use of clear and correct academic Dutch.

Electricity and lighting (S. Gabriël - 25%)

The basic concepts of electricity and lighting are explained (e.g., electric current, alternating current, direct current, electric potential, impedance, energy). This knowledge allows the student to draw up a qualitative, realistic and feasible lighting concept and flow chart and to advise clients with specific needs. Other topics discussed in the lectures are

  • Law of Ohm and impedance.
  • Calculation of the minimal cable section and the translation to an existing cable section. Voltage loss in electrical cabling.
  • Dangers of electricity, why this is important for designers and how these can be avoided.
  • Elements of the electrical installation. AREI: basics, symbols, situation scheme and single line diagram.
  • Function of the human eye. Photometric: illuminance, luminance, luminous flux, luminance and their mutual relationship.
  • Application of a black body.
  • Colour rendering index and colour temperature. Spectra, light source (thermal radiators, gas discharge lamps, solid state light sources).
  • Control and arrangement of light sources.
  • Steps in qualitative and quantitative light planning.
  • Application examples.

Identity 3 (D. Laporte - 25%)

Identity 3 focuses on the period from 1200 to 1940. The style of exteriors, interiors and furniture from the Gothic age until modernism (1000 to 1940) is analysed . More specifically, the following topics are discussed: definition and situation of the style periods in the political and economic history of Flanders, terminology of building parts and stylistic and ornamental details, the use of specific materials and construction methods, the influence of Italian and French building and interior art on their Flemish counterparts, the use of light in historical interiors and paintings. In addition, an excursion to Ghent is organized, consisting of a town walk and a visit of several historical interiors.