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Technology Coursework Daylight Assignment

Nimi Gabrie WSA2

The space I have chosen for my lighting study is a small art gallery space for small, delicate watercolour paintings. Light will be a major contributing factor to the atmosphere I intend to create in the space. During the day I intend to have diffused light coming in from the roof and reflecting across a panel to the walls around the gallery, this gives the space a rather sombre feel as there is no direct light. This factor also allows viewers to look at the paintings in a suitable condition, as art works shouldn’t be exposed to bright, direct sunlight. At night, I intend to keep this atmosphere by locating lights across the middle panel directing them towards the floor so light can be reflected and then diffused light can be reflected onto the walls were the paintings are hung. The materials I have used in the space is concrete for the floor, white matte plasterboard on the walls and the ceiling will have a glossy finish, in order to reflect the light coming in from the skylight. Due to the materials used the space may come across as cold however the timber finishing's and the artwork itself will allow the space to feel warmer and more inviting.

3ds Lighting Model of Art Gallery Space

Before I began the lighting analysis I changed the amount of bounces of light to 6 and I changed the maximum analysis to be 300 lux, as this would be an appropriate level for an art gallery. The results of the light analysis showed there was no direct sunlight which was appropriate, as I wanted all the light to be diffused in order to create a calm atmosphere for the viewers to appreciate the art. The indirect sunlight level ranged from 130 to 250 lux, with most of the results being between 130-190 lux. Despite this seeming low, for the purpose of the space and due to what will be on display in this space the lighting levels are fairly appropriate. The recommended lighting level for a room with watercolours on display is between 50 and 150 lux. I believe the daylight factor is suitable for the space as it is an appropriate level for the works on display and to allow people to see the art well, especially as all the light is diffused within the space not direct. However if I was to make some changes in order for the lighting to be lower I would change my ceiling material to a more matte finish, rather than a glossy one as this may decrease the amount of reflected light. If I needed to increase the amount of light coming in, I would possibly make the opening which allows the sunlight to come in from the ceiling bigger. Lighting Analysis of the space on March 21st 3pm


Technology Coursework Daylight Assignment

Nimi Gabrie WSA2

The physical model I did had similar results to the 3ds model in terms of natural daylight. I also looked at my gallery space at night, I did so by adding artificial lights within the space in places I thought were appropriate and would keep the same atmosphere the space had in the day. I deleted the day light and sun lighting in 3ds max to create a night time feel.

Light images from my physical model. March 21st 3pm Rendered image of space with artificial light at night >

I inserted the artificial lighting in the middle of the ceiling in order for it to fall on the middle of the floor and bounce reflected light onto the walls were the paintings are hung. I kept the amount of bounces to 6 and the maximum lux level to 300 as this level of light is appropriate for an art gallery. My results were fairly low, all between 0 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 100 lux , the light in the middle of the room was at 100 lux which would be suitable for the gallery space, but the amount of light along the edges were as low as 3 lux, which would not be appropriate at all, especially as this is where the art is hung. To improve this space, I will add more artifical lighting around the edge of the space, in order to create a balance of light throughout the room. I could also choose lights that would be more powerful in the amount of light they let out, as I believe the lights I chose in my study werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t very powerful. I would make sure these changes would allow the room to have lux levels between 50-250, which is the levels the space had during the day. As I would want to keep the same atmosphere in the room in the day and at night, I would also try and allocate the lights so they lit up parts of the room that are lit up during the day, which is mainly the top edges of the walls, above the art pieces. < The data from the light analysis


Technology Coursework Digital Section

Nimi Gabrie WSA2

Steel Panels (Cladding)

White Matte Painted Plasterboard, 20mm Concrete Floor (Composite Deck), 200mm 1st FloorConcrete: 200mm Plywood: 20mm Insulation: 100mm Plywood: 20mm Hanging Ceiling Wooden Battens: 60mm, 100mm Plasterboard painted Matte White: 20mm FloorConcrete : 170mm Screed: 40mm Insulation: 120mm Concrete Foundation

Wooden Battens 80mm, 60mm Protruding Steel Panel Glass Panel (Aesthetic), 40mm Polyisocyanurate Insulation, 120mm

Plywood, 20mm

Protruding Steel Panel, 1400 mm, 1000mm Larger Battens for protruding panel, 210mm, 50mm Steel I-Beam 120mm, 230mm

DPM, 20mm

Wall (Interior to Exterior)White Matte Painted Plasterboard, 20mm Wooden Battens, 60mm by 80mm Plywood, 20mm Insulation, 120mm Plywood, 20mm DPM, 20mm Plywood, 20mm Battens, 60mm , 80mm Steel Cladding, 30mm

Large Steel Bolts


Lighting Analysis/Section (Nimi Gabrie)