AAR4935 - Light and Colour


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 100/100

Course content

Principles of light and colour, visual perception of light and colour, shadows, the impact of light source form, distribution of light in space, modelling of small and large objects, interaction between light, colour and architectural space, lighting sources: daylight and electrical light, sustainability of illumination.

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 in the context of sustainable architecture

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 (ROMLAB) with a VR-googles or VR-cave or daylight laboratory with sky and sun simulators .

Further on evaluation

Grades are based on assessment of an oral presentation of the project. The nature and scope of it will be announced in the beginning of the semester. An oral presentation will be made to the sensors.

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.

Required previous knowledge

Completed three years basic courses in architecture, bachelor in architecture or equivalent.

Course materials

will be announced at the beginning of the course

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Architectural Design, Form and Colour Stuidies
  • Architectural Theory
  • Architecture
  • Fine Art
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Technology


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Work 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Work 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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.

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