AAR4935 - Light and Colour


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved exercises 100/100

Course content

The course will provide basic knowledge of light and colour, visual perception of light and colour, shadows and the impact of light source, distribution of light in space, modelling of small and large objects, interaction between light, colour and architectonic space, lighting sources: daylight and electrical light.

Learning outcome

The course aims at providing students with:

Knowledge about light as a phenomena and as a visual stimulus, NCS colour system and the effect of colours and natural/artificial light in an architectural context.

Skills in usage of a visual analysis method for evaluation of architecture with special focus on light and colour design.

General competence about the modelling of room as well as modelling of small/large objects.

Learning methods and activities

The course will consist of 1/2-day seminars beginning with a lecture followed up through assignments, demonstrations and full-scale tests in the room laboratory or daylight laboratory.
The course is taught in a concentrated form, three weeks at the beginning of the semester. The exam is in early March.

Further on evaluation

Postponed examinations are usually scheduled for the next regular exam period.
Approved assignments are not needed to be taken again in the case of continuation exam.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)
Architecture (MAAR2)
Architecture (PHAAR)
Sustainable Architecture (MSSUSARC)

Required previous knowledge

Completed three years basic courses in architecture, bachelor in architecture or equivalent. Basic studies for students from other faculties or equivalent. Registration deadline: December 1.


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Approved exercises 100/100
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.