Thursday, September 3, 2009

lighting experience: critique space

While observing this room all parties experienced confusion and uneasiness due to lack of focal point. Because of the large skylight the room was completely washed out, allowing the occupant to have a dull perception of the room. The space contains too much overhead lighting and not enough spot lighting. The little contrast of white walls and light wood contribute to the dullness of the room.

We all feel the function of the space was not sufficiently addressed during the initial design process. The space would function better as a student lounge, or casual work space. Some possible lighting solutions would include some sort of electronic shade barrier on the ceiling or more spot lighting for wall presentations. Even some sort of contrasting permanent boards to present projects on would allow the room to feel more like it has a specific purpose, and would allow the occupants to feel more comfortable in the space.

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