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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2019/2020
Scuola Scuola del Design
Insegnamento 051438 - LIGHTING
Docente Bertoletti Paola , Siniscalco Andrea
Cfu 6.00 Tipo insegnamento Corso Integrato

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The object of the course is a detailed study of the methods, theoretic and practical, regarding the development of a lighting project, aimed above all at enhancing indoor and outdoor space. The course is centred mainly on the relationship between light and architecture and on the analysis, through different case histories, of projects and realisations related to different types of space. The aim is to acquire an approach method to the different space situations, considering that pre-established solutions do not exist but that solutions can be infinite.

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

- know and understand the processes and methods regarding the development of a lighting project;
- can apply the skills acquired to develop a space;
- autonomously find solutions that go beyond those that already exist.

Argomenti trattati

The course will go through the process of lighting design taking in consideration the most defining field of application.

Fashion Retail Lighting - The objective is to provide the bases to deal with the design of commercial areas and shops from the point of view of the initial approach and the operating mode of selection of lamps and lighting fixtures. The design study, the product category to be illuminated and the correct positioning of the luminaires of lighting.

Office Lighting - The objective is to provide the bases to deal with the design of workplaces: office, hospital, school.  The approach of this course is to create better office lighting in modern, human-centric workplaces.

Hospitality Lighting - The objective is to provide the bases to deal with the design of hotel facilities and restaurant. Different lighting solutions are treated: functional lighting, comfort, ambient or spectacular lighting to enhance the architecture and the rooms; dynamic lighting.

Museum Lighting - The objective is to provide the bases on the knowledge of the lighting in the museum.  The topics that will be treated want to show the problems of museum design (Curator, Architect, Lighting Design, Exhibition Design). The different design methods between museum and temporary exhibition will be explained

Outdoor lighting - The objective is to show how the light can change our cities and monuments and what are the needs of the citizen and the city.

One of these topics will be used as case study on which the students will have to develop a project.

The fields of application will be will be assisted by a module of Lighting Theory that will give to the students the necessary tools to better understand the subject and develop their projects.


There are no pre-requisites for attendance.

Modalità di valutazione

Consistent and active attendance of the students in the course. Attending several revisions throughout the course and a final project on a given space.

The final evaluation will be mainly based on analyzing the participation in the tasks and the active attendance of the student, throughout the course. A test on lighting theory, the revisions during the programme, as well as the final project, will contribute in defining the final grade.

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaSchivelbusch Wolfgang, isenchanted Night: The Industrialization of Light in the NineteenthCentury, Editore: The University of California Press, Anno edizione: 1998, ISBN: 9780520203549
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaJunichiro Tanizaki, In Praise of Shadows, ISBN: 9780099283577
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaJunichiro Tanizaki, Libro d'ombra, Editore: Bompiani, Anno edizione: 1988, ISBN: 8845251675

Italian version of "In praise of shadows".

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaLighting Planners Associates Inc., Designing With Light and Shadow, Editore: Images, Anno edizione: 2002, ISBN: 9781864700411
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaMalcolm Innes, Lighting for Interior Design (Portfolio skills), Editore: Laurence King, Anno edizione: 2012, ISBN: 9781856698368
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaUlrike Brandi, Christoph Geissmar, Light for Cities: Lighting Design for Urban Spaces, a Handbook, Editore: Springer Science & Business Media, Anno edizione: 2007, ISBN: 9783764376291
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaThe Lighting Handbook, 10th Edition, Editore: Illuminating Engineering Society, ISBN: 9780879952419

Technical manual

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaChristopher Cuttle, Lighting by Design, Editore: Architectural Press, Anno edizione: 2008, ISBN: 9780750687683
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaCourse on basic lighting by Philips http://images.philips.com/is/content/PhilipsConsumer/PDFDownloads/China/ODLI20150914_001-UPD-zh_CN-basics_of_light.pdf
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaMaurizio Rossi, Design della luce. Fondamenti ed esperienza nel progetto della luce per gli esseri umani., Editore: Maggioli Editore, Anno edizione: 2008, ISBN: 9788838746987

Italian language

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaPietro Palladino, Paolo Spotti, Illuminare con i LED. Principi e applicazioni della luceelettronica., Editore: Tecniche Nuove, Anno edizione: 2012, ISBN: 9788848128261

Technical manual - Italian language

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaMario Bonomo, Chiara Bertolaja, L'illuminazione delle opere d'arte negli interni. Guida allaprogettazione., Editore: Ediplan, Anno edizione: 2013, ISBN: 9788896726099

Technical manual - Italian language

Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Informatico
Laboratorio Sperimentale
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Totale 50:00 100:00

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua Inglese
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese

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