The Experience of Dynamic Lighting

Kjell Yngve Petersen, Ole Kristensen

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The experience of the dynamic flux in daylighting is a complex relation between experiential and perceptual modalities, spatial presence of lighting qualities, and the architectural situation for the experience. In architectural practice the understanding of daylight influx is key to design of daylight openings and the experience of spatial form. However, current developments in LED light sources (light emitting diodes) and adaptive software control systems allow for an enhanced correlation between daylight and artificial lighting, where the variations of the daylight are dynamically supplemented by variations in the artificial lighting. The suggestion is to develop a particular type of Observational Instrument that situates detailed experiential investigations into the design potentials of integration of natural and artificial lighting, and thereby to enable differentiated dynamic lighting design in architecture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Conference on Design and Semantics of Form and Movement - Sense and Sensitivity, DeSForM 2017
EditorsMiguel Bruns, Elif Ozcan
Number of pages16
Publication date18 Oct 2017
ISBN (Print)978-953-51-3587-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-953-51-3588-3
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2017
EventDeSForM 2017: Sense and Sensitivity - Delft University + Eindhoven University, Delft + Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 17 Oct 201720 Oct 2017


ConferenceDeSForM 2017
LocationDelft University + Eindhoven University
CityDelft + Eindhoven
Internet address


  • architecture
  • adaptive lighting
  • perception
  • perceptual training
  • perceptual reasoning


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