RAM Talk: Light in Architecture, from Technology to Art
Sep 15, 2017 Friday 19:30 - 21:00
Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai 20 Huqiu Road, Huang Pu District)
Only with lighting, the soul of architecture, can buildings be visually perceived, with intensified three-dimensional effects and more artistic touches. The brightness changes of lighting enable spatial layering and create psychological divisions in the space. Lighting outlines artistic profiles while revealing details and forming a visual center in space, offering an atmosphere of dramatic art in stark contrast. The science of lighting, with a focus on the physical properties of light, involves the universe from macro to micro levels, and also includes researches on human vision. By analyzing the researches on and designs of healthy lighting in the Shanghai Expo Park, the Antarctic stations of China and various human habitats, the Talk will show the application and artistic features of light and lighting in cities and buildings, and explore the roles of lighting in benefiting human’s physical and mental health, to inspire more researches and applications beyond lighting.
Dr. Hao Luoxi, Professor at the College of Architecture & Urban Planning at Tongji University, the Vice Chairman of China Illuminating Engineering Society (CIES) and the director of the Working Committee for International Exchanges of CIES. During the past two years, Professor Hao and her team have been focusing on several multi-disciplinary researches including the innovative application of LEDs for healthy lighting environment in human habitat, the lighting in the Antarctic stations of China and the effects of lighting on emotions within the space for cardiovascular disease treatment.
Free admission, reservation is required.