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- Architecture and building technology
- Interior architecture
- Color examination
Professor Barbara Szybinska Matusiak has seven years architectural practice. During this period she won several closed architectural competitions in Norway.
She joined the Faculty of Architecture NTNU in 1994 as a research fellow. Her doctoral project was devoted to daylighting in linear atrium buildings at high latitudes (finished 1998).
She designed the artificial sky and artificial sun for the new daylight laboratory (constructed 2000-2002) and the new full-scale room laboratory ROMLAB (finished 2006) at the same Faculty.
She has been involved in many Norwegian and international scientific projects dealing with daylighting and artificial lighting in architecture, for example: project manager of the “Visual environment in department buildings”, project leader for STEP, a bilateral Polish-Norwegian scientific project dealing with sustainable redevelopment of public buildings, member of Zero Emission Building program, partner of the Translucent façade project and member of the Nordic nett-work., SYN-TES
Her teaching activities (mainly master courses) are devoted to daylight/artificial light in architecture and to architectural design of interiors, where light and colour are the most important elements. She is also the leader, together with Karin Fridell Anter, of the international PhD-course: Nordic light and colours, sponsored by NordForsk.
She has funded the Light & Colour Group at the Faculty of Architecture at NTNU in 2011.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts.
- (2013) Glare from a translucent facade, evaluation with an experimental method. Solar Energy. volum 97.
- (2012) Blending fra en translusent fasade. Lys, magasin for belysning og lysdesign.
- (2012) Low-energy house, back to the 'arestue': a thought experiment about low-energy houses. Architectural Science Review. volum 55 (2).
- (2012) Utdanningsinstitusjoner med lys i fagplanen. Lys, magasin for belysning og lysdesign.
- (2011) Nordic light and colours, an international PhD-course. Lys.
- (2011) Nordisk samarbeidsprosjekt om lys og farge: SYN-TES Visuell Evaluering Metoden. Lys.
- (2010) Lysforsk - Norsk senter for lysforskning og utdanning. Lys.
- (2010) Daylight design for healthy learning environments. Professional Lighting Design.
- (2010) Lys-faglig utdannelse ved NTNU. Lys.
- (2009) Anmeldelse av boken: Klima og arkitektur. Nordisk arkitekturforskning.
- (2009) Dagslyspreferanser for synshemmede og normaltseende personer. Fullskala studium i ROMLAB. Lys, magasin for belysning og lysdesign.
- (2009) Ny metode for evaluering av dagslyssystemer. Lys, magasin for belysning og lysdesign.
- (2009) Vertikal transparens. Lys, magasin for belysning og lysdesign. volum 3.
- (2008) Issues of intelligent lighting in buildings. Przeglad Elektrotechniczny.
- (2008) Width or height? Which has the strongest impact on the size impression of rooms? Results from full-scale studies and computer simulations. Architectural Science Review. volum 51 (2).
- (2006) The impact of window wall design on the size impression of the room. Full-scale studies. Architectural Science Review.
- (2005) The limits of the mirror box concept as an overcast sky simulator. Lighting Research and Technology. volum 37 (4).
- (2005) The impact of glass roof on visual environment in atrium buildings. Lighting, art & science for international designers. volum 25 (2).
- (2004) Betydningen av belysning/dagslys og refleksjon for opplevelse av romstørrelse. Fullskalastudiet. Lys, magasin for belysning og lysdesign.
- (2004) § The impact of lighting/daylighting and reflectances on the size impression of the room. Full-scale studies. Architectural Science Review. volum 47 (2).