STARTING: September 8th   |   ENDING: September 29th

on Thursdays, 16:00h – 18:30h, via Zoom
(SA time zone, GMT+2)    

Designing Creatively with Daylight is an artistic and practical live-online course on refining the aesthetic perception and appreciation of the interplay of light and shadow in buildings.

During 4 weekly Zoom sessions, participants will be invited to awaken their sensitivity to the subtleties and complexity of the theme by fully understanding the differences and nuances of light and darkness; the quality of the natural light obtained from different sources and how to use that in favor of the user experience. Lastly, we’ll be working with a design methodology that can be applied in real contexts, addressing issues in different sites, under different conditions.

This course is accredited by SACAP and one can get 3CPD’s credits (Category 1). 

Course themes

How do you experience light and darkness? How does it affect us?

This session is about awakening your sensitivity and developing your appreciation to the subtleties and complexity of the interplay of light and shadow.

Too bright, too dark and the way(s) in between…

In this session we’ll offer you a range of possibilities to understand the difference of the light and the darkness and how the layout of the building can enhance these aspects. We’ll be working with a design sequence to support you to develop your perception of the quality of the light and to create the experience you are looking for.

What is alive for you when you are designing a space?

In this session we wanna show you that planning the natural light incidence in a project should go beyond the idea of where to place doors and windows. We want you to refine your ability to design with the light and fully understand why you are doing what you are doing.

It is time to wrap up the course!

Participants will have the opportunity to present their final projects, share insights and a short recap from the whole course. But far mostly important we wanna share some inspirations with you, after all, light and darkness in architecture is not only about efficiency, but aesthetics, art and the human experience.


Designing Creatively with Daylight

Starting: September 8th, 2022
Ending: September 29th, 2022
Thursdays, 16:00-18:30h
(SA Time, GMT + 2)

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What they say

Our architecture course is SACAP accredited (3CPD’s, Category 1).
For foreign countries, participants can get 30 credits (Equivalent UIA CPD credit value) or the respective credits according to the institution responsible for Continuing Professional Development system in the country.


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