4.430 Daylighting and Solar Gain Control


Class Info

Studies natural and electric lighting in an architectural context. Promotes the integration of occupant comfort, energy efficiency and daylight availability throughout the design process, with an emphasis on the role light can play in shaping architecture. Through group and individual projects, students practice design techniques, from rule of thumb simulations to high dynamic range photography and physical model building. Offered for 9 or 12 units.

This class has 4.401 as a prerequisite.

4.430 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by C. Reinhart.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 1-277.

This class counts for a total of 0 credits.

In the Spring 2015 Subject Evaluations, 4.430 was rated 5.8 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Daylighting site or on the 4.430 Stellar site.

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