Barbara Szybinska Matusiak
Background and activities
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 at NTNU in 1994 as a research fellow. Her doctoral project was devoted to daylighting in linear atrium buildings at high latitudes (finished 1998).
Since then she has been involved in many Norwegian and international scientific projects dealing with daylighting and artificial lighting in architecture, e.g. project manager of two large RCN projects: “DayLighting” and “HOME” and the partner/member of SYN-TES, the Nordic network.
She is also strongly involved in the activities of the international organizations: CIE, AIC and IEA and she has been the Norwegian representative in the CEN technical committee working with the proposal of a new European standard for daylighting in buildings.
She designed the artificial sky and artificial sun for the Daylight laboratory (constructed 2000-2002) and the newest version of the full-scale room laboratory ROMLAB (finished 2006).
Her teaching activities (master classes) are devoted to daylight, artificial light and colour in architecture. She is the supervisor for four PhD-candidates and one post.doc. at the Faculty of architecture and design. She has been an opponent for many PhD-projects and the reviewer for a number of international scientific journals and conferences.
She established Light & Colour Group at the Faculty of Architecture at NTNU in 2011 and had led the group since then. Since the group has produced research at a high scientific level, is very active in research dissemination and has developed a large national and international network, it got the center status in 2017: Light & Colour Centre, NTNU.
She is the member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA) and the member of the international Daylight Academy (DLA)
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2020) No-Greenery Line and Greenery-View Factor, New Architectural Design Tools. Journal of Daylighting. vol. 7 (2).
- (2020) Window Size Effects on Subjective Impressions of Daylit Spaces: Indoor Studies at High Latitudes Using Virtual Reality. LEUKOS The Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.
- (2020) Daylight autonomy improvement in buildings at high latitudes using horizontal light pipes and light-deflecting panels. Solar Energy.
- (2019) Daylight: What makes the difference?. Lighting Research and Technology.
- (2019) Daylight transport systems for buildings at high latitudes. Journal of Daylighting. vol. 6 (2).
- (2019) Perimeter Blocks in Nordic Towns - How latitude affect daylighting. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (EES). vol. 352 (1).
- (2019) Perimeter blocks in different forms - Aspects of daylight and view. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (EES). vol. 323 (1).
- (2019) Towards new design of laser cut acrylic panels for windows. Journal of Daylighting. vol. 6 (1).
- (2019) Facade Integrated Photovoltaic, state of the art of Experimental Methodology. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (EES). vol. 352 (1).
- (2019) Users' satisfaction of indoor environmental quality conditions in ZEB+ at high latitudes. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (EES). vol. 352 (1).
- (2018) Categorisation of Colour Terms Using New Validation Tools: A Case Study and Implications. i-Perception. vol. 9 (2).
- (2018) Toward colour rendering method of window glass. Color Research and Application.
- (2018) A Novel Dynamic Insulation System for Windows. Sustainability. vol. 10 (2907).
- (2017) The impact of advanced glazing on colour perception. Journal of the International Colour Association. vol. 17.
- (2017) Sunlight and the Monochrome Linear Relief. Journal of the International Colour Association.
- (2017) Aesthetic perception of a small office with different daylighting systems. Indoor and Built Environment. vol. 27 (9).
- (2017) Verification of the Accuracy of the Luminance-Based Metrics of Contour, Shape, and Detail Distinctness of 3D Object in Simulated Daylit Scene by Numerical Comparison with Photographed HDR Images. LEUKOS The Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. vol. 13 (3).
- (2016) Performance Evaluation of Lighting and Daylighting Retrofits: Results from IEA SHC Task 50. Energy Procedia. vol. 91.
- (2016) How we evaluate the view out through the window. Architectural Science Review. vol. 59 (3).
- (2015) Retrofitting the electric lighting and daylighting systems to reduce energy use in buildings: a literature review. Energy Research Journal.