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1. Supporting evidence-based design using lighting simulations : A framework for lighting simulation of visual comfort in building design

Author : Anahita Davoodi ; Myriam Aries ; Peter Johansson ; Thorbjörn Laike ; John Mardaljevic ; Jönköping University ; [] Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER ; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER ; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ; Lighting quality ; visual comfort ; lighting simulation ; evidence-based design ; field study ; post-occupancy evaluation ; Ljuskvalitet ; visuell komfort ; ljussimulering ; evidensbaserad design ; fältstudie ; brukarutvärderingar ;

Abstract : This research aims to integrate lighting simulation into the evidence-based design process for achieving improved lighting outcomes in built environments with a particular emphasis on visual comfort analysis in office settings. The objectives of the study include 1) understanding the current usage of lighting simulation tools, learning designers’ experiences' and needs, 2) providing a conceptual framework to integrate the use of lighting simulation in the evidence-based design (EBD) process, 3) testing the usage of the conceptual framework (named EBD-SIM) through two field studies. READ MORE

2. Complicated Shadows : the Aesthetic Significance of Simulated Illumination in Digital Games

Author : Simon Niedenthal ; Malmö högskola ; [] Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES ; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ; SOCIAL SCIENCES ; HUMANITIES ; HUMANIORA ; HUMANIORA ; HUMANITIES ; Interaction design ; Game design ; Game studies ; Game aesthetics ; Game lighting ; Lighting design ; Digital games ; Lighting ; Simulated Illumination ;

Abstract : A common feature of many digital games is that they are played in a simulated 3D environment, a game world. Simulated illumination is the lighting designed into a game world. This thesis explores the influence of simulated illumination in digital games upon the emotion and behavior of the player. READ MORE

3. Light Design : Outdoor Urban Public Places : - Urban Lighting: Design and Technologies -

Author : José Nuno Sampaio ; Björn-Erik Erlandsson ; Izael Pereira Da Silva ; KTH ; [] Keywords : Light-based Technologies and Design ; Energy Technology ; Energiteknik ;

Abstract : Most of the present time outdoor lighting investments seem to be focused on road and automotive traffic facilities or oriented toward safety, security and efficiency. We can identify this in many of the world cities, as a globally spread common practice, where lighting is still highly perceived as a pure matter of quantities’ distribution. READ MORE

4. Lighting simulation for a more value-driven building design process

Author : Anahita Davoodi ; Thorbjörn Laike ; Peter Johansson ; Annika Moscati ; Jönköping University ; [] Keywords : lighting simulation ; lighting design ; lighting quality ; energy efficiency ; perception ;

Abstract : Concerns about global warming are increasing, hence, the urgency to cut carbon emissions. Reducing energy consumption, including lighting energy, is seen as the primary solution. Yet, solving the environmental factor should not come at the cost of other pillars of sustainable development. READ MORE

5. Do lighting control and user interface design matter to occupant behaviour? The case of optimal lighting use in non-residential buildings

Author : Pimkamol Mattsson ; Institutionen för arkitektur och byggd miljö ; [] Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER ; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ; characteristic ; design ; energy reduction ; energy-saving behaviour ; lighting control ; light switch ; lighting use ; non-residential building ; perception ; user interface ;

Abstract : The lowering of energy use from artificial lighting in buildings is vital to reaching the goal of reducing CO2 emissions. Hence, changes in individuals’ behaviours regarding lighting use have received increased attention. Feedback on energy use has often been used to change individuals’ behaviour. READ MORE

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Lighting Design for the 21st Century: Applied research in lighting practice

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Asst. Prof. Dr. Karolina M. Zielinska-Dabkowska IALD, IES, CIE, MSLL, RIBA, discusses three key and pivotal research topics for the future of our profession. She also presents some project examples where research has been performed to help derive outstanding results.

Basic research versus applied research

For those who are unfamiliar with research, it’s important to know there are two categories: fundamental (or basic) research [1] and applied research [2]. Basic research often discusses scientific ideas/theories, whereas applied research explores testing these ideas in practice to develop technology or techniques. It’s applied research that most interests lighting practitioners.

In the recent past, significant discrepancies in the spectral power distribution (SPD), correlated colour temperature (CCT) and colour rendering index (CRI) could be observed between the characteristics listed in lighting catalogues compared to obtained physical working lighting samples. The only explanation for this situation was the fact that previously, research was mainly performed in lighting labs owned by the lighting industry/specific lamp and luminaire manufacturers. (This usually involved expensive research equipment that the researchers from these labs understood how to operate). Furthermore, professional lighting designers most often did not have the necessary time, skills and access to the equipment required to verify these results. Therefore, some of the data could be manipulated.

Today though, due to the development of measuring equipment and improved accessibility (for example, small, calibrated handheld spectroradiometers with a flicker option), we as lighting designers can at least verify results by performing alternative measurements in our own practice. Access to free scientific knowledge is also now widely available. Additionally, improvements in research are being made via lighting designers and engineers who teach at the university level, and many students have the advantage of receiving excellent supervision when they perform research on light and lighting during their Master’s thesis and PhD studies.

Great lighting design that creates a pleasant and beneficial user experience in any given space doesn’t just occur miraculously. Rather, it’s built on the designer’s insights and understanding which comes from sound research and years of practice. This awareness comes from knowing the end users, as well as comprehending what’s best for them. It’s helpful to acknowledge that many of us perform research in our day-to day practice as part of the design process. However, there’s a tendency to disregard this, even though what we as lighting designers actually do, is applied research in practice.

In my view, there are three key research topics for the future of our lighting design profession that we should become familiar with. They are all based on the mounting research about daylight and artificial light and its impact on circadian relevance and biological stimulus. These are: environmental impact and light pollution, biophilic office design and user oriented daylight integrated lighting (DIL).These topics have been demonstrated below by some pioneering project examples, where research has been performed to help derive outstanding results.

Environmental impact and light pollution

Firstly, there’s the environmental impact of artificial lighting on humans, flora, and fauna, which includes light pollution. When lighting professionals began to illuminate skyscraper buildings in metropolitan cities in the 1920s and 30s, to make architecture and urban environment visually more prominent at night, it wasn’t even considered that these actions could have adverse consequences for living organisms in the future to come. Light was perceived as a positive medium that can beautify cities and be used as a powerful marketing and advertisement tool [3]. Over time, things have changed for the lighting design profession, as there’s an increasing body of knowledge from various research fields such as astronomy [4], biology [5], medicine [6], and ecology [7], all of which confirm that our design actions, if not carefully thought through and skilfully applied, could have far-reaching negative effects.

Due to accessibility of various information on the topic of environmental impact and light pollution from nighttime illumination via the internet, the general public were made aware of the situation and later, began taking things into their own hands, demanding better quality, improved, environmentally sensitive lighting [8]. This means that today, we must ensure that the illumination of urban elements such as buildings, squares, landmarks, and parks etc, is visually pleasing, as well as energy efficient, sustainable and responsible. There’s no doubt that lighting designers have a moral obligation to decline urban lighting commissions that do not support human health and environmental wellbeing [9].

While our cities were “painted with light” in the past, we simply didn’t have the knowledge that now exists. So, the illumination of our cities today must be executed with far more care, caution and restraint, and furthermore, our actions should bring about positive change. We should always consider the possible impact of lighting projects and be able to provide our clients with evidence-based answers to meet their demands.

The controversial illumination of Duijangyan’s irrigation system in Duijangyan, China, with jade-coloured lighting in the Minjing riverbed (Figure 1) is a reminder of the careless application of colourful external illumination that lacked any background research on the topic. Although some recognised lighting design practices have designed projects in the past like this example, which at the time, didn’t even consider the impact of lighting on the environment and fauna – this approach ended up facilitating important change because it was strongly criticised by biologists and fellow lighting designers. Case in point, lighting design practices today talk about dark infrastructures in urban environments being a much-needed positive transformation.

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Not many of us know that the 9/11 Memorial and its park to honour those who died on September 11, 2001, might have been illuminated as brightly as a baseball pitch. This was one of the requirements of the NYC police to create safe and secure spaces. (It’s a common misconception that more light horizontally equates to increased security, when this isn’t the case at all.) Thankfully, it was the courage of Paul Marantz, the founder of Fisher Marantz Stone (FMS), who disagreed with this requirement (Figure 2), as based on his years of observation and experience, he understood how people perceive three-dimensional spaces at night.

His solution was the proposal of a benchmarking tool. (Benchmarking in lighting design is a tool that has been employed for many years to search for ‘best practices’). This project required a few of my colleagues from FMS and I, to travel around Manhattan, where we measured the horizontal illuminance in public parks and squares to prove that with even low levels of horizontal illuminance, if the vertical surfaces of the buildings at the perimeter level in the distance, such as shop fronts or restaurants etc. are illuminated, then pedestrians will feel safe (Figure 3). This is a great example of applied research being carried out by lighting designers in 2004, before it became more widely applied in practice.

This project received a 2012 IALD Award of Excellence, a 2012 IESNA Lumen Awards of Excellence, and a 2012 IES Illumination Award of Merit.

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Granary Square, with the Grade II listed Granary Building, London, UK, forms part of a wider nighttime strategy developed by the UK-based Speirs Major in 2006, with discreet illumination that subtly highlights its historical importance, as well as a grid of trees. At night, when the square is unoccupied, the four rectangular water features are left static and dark, reflecting the architecture, to form a quiet, meditative, dark space (Figure 4). When Mark Major discussed with me an approach toward urban lighting masterplan [ULM] research, in connection with the King’s Cross project, he explained a very important design philosophy: “Unless [we] are committed to really spending time going around the site at night, taking photographs and recording lighting levels, talking to everyone involved and getting much deeper knowledge and doing a lot of research, we are in no position to make any recommendations, because [we] would be doing it from a position of ignorance.” [10] This clearly highlights why background research should be part of every project that a lighting designer decides to take on.

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Biophilic office design

Secondly, there’s the fascinating and important emergence of biophilic design development. This has arisen to address the needs of those people who migrated from rural areas to cities during the 20th century. The abandonment of pastural and natural landscapes had physical and emotional consequences for these individuals, who now lived in man-made urban environments, often without greenery and trees. This urban growth continues to this day, with 68% of the current world population predicted to occupy cities by 2050 [11].

Due to the evolutionary disposition of humans, when people live in an urban habitat, they will still seek to restore their lost relationship with plants and the natural world by spending time in open green spaces outdoors, and by bringing plants indoors. As a consequence, at the turn of the 21st century, a noticeable global movement developed in the application of biophilic design principles in the projects of numerous, internationally recognised architectural practices. Clients and architects now expect their projects to incorporate theses new elements. Interestingly, when lighting manufacturers or plant specialists are consulted about how to illuminate ornamental plants in real life interior projects with LEDs, a lack of knowledge is apparent, as there are no worldwide established standards and recommendations regarding how to correctly illuminate indoor decorative vegetation. What’s more, if there is no daylight available for built environments, many plants do not survive so they need to be constantly replaced due to insufficiently designed and poorly specified artificial lighting.

When working on the Zurich Innovation Center Givaden, Julia Hartmann and her team from Lightsphere in Switzerland, designed special illumination for 12-metre green columns of ornamental plants in the new laboratory buildings that surround the atrium, which serves as a common space for encounters and exchanges.

It was vital that the plants thrive indoors, and a special luminaire was created using a biophilic approach to provide the right light spectrum (Figure 5). In order to understand the lighting that’s best for plants, numerous lighting mock-up scenarios were set up with various light sources, and the results were recorded via photographic documentation. Lighting research was also conducted, and the experiment was shared in an open access publication [12]. This project received an IALD Award of Merit in 2020 , an IES Illumination Award of Merit in 2020, the Deutscher Lichtdesign Preis in 2020, a Lighting Design Award in 2020, and it was also a LIT Award Winner in 2019.

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User oriented daylight integrated lighting (DIL)

Thirdly, we should apply user-oriented daylight integrated lighting (DIL) for interior illumination, which combines daylight and artificial lighting in indoor spaces to produce visual and biological benefits for humans. Sometimes the terms “ circadian lighting” or “ h uman centric lighting” (HCL) [13] are used interchangeably for interior illumination, yet artificial lighting cannot replace the unique qualities and characteristics of natural daylight. Additionally, it’s crucial to acknowledge that removing natural light from this equation is inappropriate because humans as a species have evolved under natural light.

As rightly indicated by Prof. Kevin Houser, in his lecture during Light Symposium Wismar 2020/21, “Human Centric Lighting: Myth, Magic, or Metaphor” the term HCL is clearly used for marketing purposes [14]. Researcher and Educator Asst. Prof. Ellen Kathrine Hansen and her team from Aalborg University, Copenhagen (AAU), use the term “ double dynamic lighting” (DDL) to describe a concept for office spaces that combines natural daylight with artificial lighting in the space [15].

Light, be it natural or artificial, has a profound impact on our biology and the environment, so we need metrics that provide information relevant to this to enhance the existing practice of lighting design. The crucial challenge facing lighting professionals today regarding designing lighting schemes, is to provide LED lighting that is both visually and biologically safe to general health [16]. This is difficult as there’s still a wide lack of knowledge about the impact of LED technology, coupled with an absence of lighting products with clearly labelled characteristics such as SPD and flicker [17].

The American Society of Interior Designers Headquarters (ASIDH), completed in 2016, is one of the first pioneering projects that showcases both daylighting and the artificial lighting of interior spaces that’s centred on humans, their health and wellbeing. Lighting consultants Benya Burnett used existing research knowledge on light and lighting, and translated it into their unique design. For this project, the luminaire specification was completed in late 2015, when LEDs were still costly, therefore, designers specified and selected high output fluorescent lamps with 5000K uplight, and 3000K downlight components, integrated with the office luminaires. As for the luminaire CCT, the designers specified and selected lamps based on their SPD and the specified work or function of the occupants in that space.

Pre and post occupancy evaluations were conducted. The ASIDH staff wore sensing monitors that measured speech and body movements when people interacted with each other. This study provided data on how their interactions changed as a result of the new office design. The new design had numerous benefits including the following – “ collaborative work increased by 9%, there was improved physical and mental health of employees, their productivity increased by 16%, and there was also an increase of 25% in sleep efficacy ” [18].

A new concept of integrated circadian zeitgebers for the central work area was introduced, with controls that are aligned with a mechanical set for a gradual 14-minute shift in both light and ambient temperature, beginning at astronomical twilight and astronomical dawn (18° from horizon line). This was to initiate the cortisol awakening response (CAR) for those workers who were at their desks two hours before dawn and also for those working late. As well as applying a 14-minute period to align with the average solar movement above the building’s geographical location, the following factors were also considered: the time zone, latitude, compass direction of the window wall, height and shadow of adjacent buildings and the leading edge of location, the time zone, as well as the proximity to ocean and yearly average cloud cover. This was calculated manually, and the combined information was included in an in-depth survey. One on one interviews were also conducted with each occupant of the space in order to establish control sequences and light source specification.

After completion, this was the first project in the world to be certified platinum by both the U.S. Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (USGBC LEED) and the WELL V1 building standard. It has received an IES – San Francisco chapter Award for Excellence and an IES – International award of Excellence in Energy and Environmental Lighting Design.

lighting design dissertation topics

Key Takeaways

1.There is a great deal more to learn

It is important to understand that much more science and research is needed to further broaden our understanding of the impact of light upon living organisms. Additionally, we are facing an unprecedented shift in the lighting profession from a vision/perception-oriented lighting approach, to one that is orientated towards biology. It’s imperative that scientists and researchers provide new lighting metrics that can be easily understood and applied by the average lighting professional. There is already an international lighting standard which lighting professionals should become familiar with and apply [19].

2. Skills require an upgrade

It’s essential to upgrade our skills as lighting professionals. More than ever before, we need to become educated in order to interpret the circadian relevance of light and its biological stimulus for health and well-being.

3. New lighting equipment is needed

We need to start using spectroradiometers to measure SPDs to assess and specify lighting in individual environments, as CCT is an inadequate metric for LED lighting technology, especially when we look at lighting from a biological perspective.

4. The physics of light must be understood and respected

We need to look at light and its impact on humans, flora and fauna, in a way that takes various lighting characteristics into account, such as the percentage of energy contained within visible light (this means the percentage of short wavelengths and long wavelengths), as well as flicker.

5. New design rules apply

If we want to provide safer illumination that supports health and wellbeing, we need to approach projects differently to how they have been approached before. It’s essential to become knowledgeable about existing research and metrics in order to engage in conversations about responsible lighting with clients, colleagues, scientists and the lighting industry. This will involve additional time, effort and study. In my view, the only way to establish lighting design as a recognised profession is to ensure that a transdisciplinary design-led research approach is established, in order to generate strategies that support both the health and life quality of humans and wildlife.

To conclude, perhaps the words of American lighting designer Paul Gregory can guide us in the 21st century: “We consider every project an opportunity for greatness. We feel we are being given a canvas and a team of collaborators and that the only restriction is our creativity. We approach every project as a new beginning” [20].

So, let us start a new beginning today, by applying the above in our daily practice!

[1] Fundamental research. Available online: (accessed on 19 May 2021).

[2] Applied research. Available online: (accessed on 19 May 2021).

[3] Pérez Vega, C.; Zielinska-Dabkowska, K.M.; Hölker, F. Urban Lighting Research Transdisciplinary Framework—A Collaborative Process with Lighting Professionals. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 624.

[4] Falchi, F.; Cinzano, P.; Duriscoe, D.; Kyba, C.C.M.; Elvidge, C.D.; Baugh, K.; Portnov, B.A.; Rybnikova, N.A.; Furgoni, R. The new world atlas of artificial night sky brightness. Sci. Adv. 2016, 2, e1600377

[5] Longcore, T.; Rich, C. Ecological light pollution. Front. Ecol. Environ. 2004, 2, 191–198. Available online:  (accessed on 10 March 2020).

[6] Spivey, A. Light Pollution: Light at Night and Breast Cancer Risk Worldwide. Environ. Health Perspect. 2010, 118, A525. Available online:  (accessed on 19 May 2021)

[7] Jägerbrand, A.K.; Bouroussis, C.A. Ecological Impact of Artificial Light at Night: Effective Strategies and Measures to Deal with Protected Species and Habitats.  Sustainability  2021,  13 , 5991.

[8] Zielinska-Dabkowska, K.M.; Xavia, K.; Bobkowska, K. Assessment of Citizens’ Actions against Light Pollution with Guidelines for Future Initiatives.  Sustainability  2020,  12 , 4997.

[9] Zielinska-Dabkowska, K.M. Knowing when to say no. Arredo & Citta, 2019, 2, pp. 64-73.

[10] Zielinska-Dabkowska, K.M. Urban Lighting Masterplan—Definitions, Methodologies and Collaboration. In Urban Lighting for People: Evidence – Based Lighting Design for the Built Environment, 1st ed.; Davoudian, N., Ed.; RIBA Publishing: London, UK, 2019; pp. 18–41. ISBN 9781859468210

[11] 68% of the world population projected to live in urban areas by 2050, says UN. Available online: (accessed on 19 May 2021).

[12] Zielinska-Dabkowska, K.M.; Hartmann, J.; Sigillo, C. LED Light Sources and Their Complex Set-Up for Visually and Biologically Effective Illumination for Ornamental Indoor Plants.  Sustainability  2019,  11 , 2642.

[13] Zielinska-Dabkowska K.M. Human Centric Lighting. The New X Factor? arc magazine 2019,108, pp.081-086. ISSN 1753-587

[14] Houser, K. Human Centric Lighting: Myth, Magic, or Metaphor. Available online: (accessed on 19 May 2021).

[15] Hansen, E.K.; Bjørner, T.; Xylakis, E.; Pajuste M. An experiment of double dynamic lighting in an office responding to sky and daylight: Perceived effects on comfort, atmosphere and work engagement. Indoor and Built Environment 2021.

[16] Zielinska-Dabkowska K.M. Home Sweet Home. Connecting the dots for healthy evening residential illumination. arc magazine 2019, 111, pp.055-060. ISSN 1753-5875

[17] Zielinska-Dabkowska K.M., Kelly Waskett R. Three Principles for Healthy Living with Light and Lighting. arc magazine 2021, 121, pp. 116-117. ISSN 1753-5875

[18] Impact of Design Series, Vol. 1. Available online: (accessed on 19 May 2021).

[19] Commission International de L’Éclairage (CIE). CIE System for Metrology of Optical Radiation for ipRGC Influenced Responses to Light; Standard CIE S 026/E:2018; Commission International de L’Éclairage (CIE): Vienna, Austria, 2018. Available online: (accessed on 19 May 2021).

[20] Gregory P. The Lighting Designer’s new role and responsibility. In Proceedings of the 1st Global Lighting Design Convention PLDC, London, UK, 24–27 October 2007; VIA Verlag: Guetersloh, Germany, 2007; pp. 45–46.

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Afterimages of Art, with and through light.

Joanna Dorota Filipowska

Lighting Design, (Master Programme) 4. Term, 2023

Student thesis : Master programme thesis

A Lighting Design Concept for the Light Filled Green Room

Daniel Claes Thiesen, Emma Gram Nielsen

Student thesis : Master Thesis and HD Thesis

Automobile headlights: Common problems and possible solutions.

Decoding light, investigating the correlation between melanopic response and emotions using eeg analysis: investigating the correlation between melanopic response and emotions using eeg analysis.

Gabriele Zocchi, Petros Kitsantas

Lighting for visually impaired elderly. Finding the preferred light qualities for dining based on various eye diseases.

Bojana Kruscic, Lina Gorea

Lighting in Glyptoteket - Creating the perception of a daylit space

Lisa Thudén, Dibakar Roy

Net-Zero Lighting? The lighting designer's role and responsibilities towards achieving a climate neutral future.

The museum lighting toolkit - a deck of tactics for working with curators and exhibitions designers.

Cristiane Portantiolo Manzolli, Julia Christina Bromm

The Rights to The City, Improving inclusivity in urban public places through lighting design for marginalised communities

Kaja Glenne Lund

A sphere of light in a home working environment

Maria Begoña Sanchez Oviedo, Eszter Bitter

Lighting Design, (Master Programme) 4. Term, 2022

Cultural Preferences For Lighting

Justus Tjelle Nanning Brodersen, Ebba Cecilia Henrietta Palmkvist

Domestic Dwelling Daylighting

Rodrigo Francisco Laguera Perez

Evoking Natural Light Phenomena - Nonfigurative Immersive creative lighting in outdoor public spaces

Filipe Sequeira Pinto de Jesus Almeida

Master thesis - A new lighting hierarchy for museums

Wei-Ting Tsao

Moments of Light: How can light affect the perception of time?

Nicoline Jo Højer Hansen

Nature-inspired lighting concept for the enhancement of sculptures and visitor experience

Panagiotis Stamidis, Antti Veikko Viljami Heikka

Space, human, data: A lighting design framework

Irene Liut, Jeppe Pradsgaard Holm

Urban Atmospheres: Privately Owned Public Spaces

Maria Florencia Sturla

A Biophilic Play of Brilliants-Sun Glitter

Lighting Design, (Master Programme) 4. Term, 2021

- A light filled space with greenery supporting elderly people suffering from dementia

Nicoleta Lavinia Ghimbasan

Circadian photoentrainment from electrical lighting

Rasmus Steensig Daae

Designing Atmospheres: A Natural and Lively Luminous Environment Through Dynamic Lighting

Verda Sigura

Investigation into biological effects of light in offices under different lighting scenarios and at varying conditions

Gabriela Mach

Light and greenery for elderly with dementia at care homes

Beata Kur, Jogile Cibulskyte

Lighting design for nursing homes

Pernille Sofie Karlsen

Lighting in an Urban Environment with the Consideration of Biodiversity

Erik Tamas Gulyas

Reactive Lighting for Digital Books: Illuminated Stories

Mikkel Skov

The architectural-lighting model - Transdisciplinary lighting design integrated into the architectural workflow

Nikolett Holm Szalai Thorup

The Atmosphere of Loneliness - A Postmodern Lighting Design

Søren Jakobsen

The windows of Gadehavegård - Lighting design for the new Gadehavegård: Lighting design for the new Gadehavegård

Sidsel Abrahamsen, Dimitra Hadji-Popovski

Urban Glowscapes: An Alternative Vision for Illumination of Trees

Divya Tahlani

Visual and Non-visual Lighting Design Principles for Nightwork Environment

Nur Syaida Binti Azrudin


Sergio David Hernandez Pascual

Lighting Design, (Master Programme) 4. Term, 2020

Generative Lighting Design with Synesthesia

Simon Borst Tyroll

Light as a form of visual language in educational spaces : Creating schedules for daily activities

Stavroula Angelaki

Light as a Medium to Rejuvenate Urban Spaces

Alperen Ekici, Maria Priscila Moura Galamba

Lighting Design for Eldercare homes: A lighting design proposal for the common areas of Albertshøj eldercare home.

Varvara Poulaki

Master thesis: Light interventions in disadvantages areas of Copenhagen

Agata Magda Terpinska

Park of Darkness - A comprehensive design approach to lighting urban green areas

Kevin Rosenstand, Alexander Codda

Photometric study for better understanding of cylindrical illuminance and Modeling. Review study of European Standards 12464

Omar Esmail Mahmood

Solar Midday: A design proposal to experience changes in sunlight and build a connection to our place on Earth

Emma K Strebel

Theatrical lighting approach for urban benches and audience-actor interaction.

Igor Krzysztof Halicki

Ambient Communication with Light for The Airport Terminal Wayfinding

Nikodem Derengowski, Egle Kucaite

Lighting Design, (Master Programme) 4. Term, 2019

Designing personalised, efficient circadian lighting: Proposing lighting designs for private homes based on the non-visual impact of light

Mads Lind Hauge

Designing with shadows in the urban space

Anna Petersen

Eyes of the skin - A Neuropragmatic take on lighting

Mads Deibjerg Lind

Façade Lighting as a Bridge Between Landmark and Community

Nadia Ali Hansen, Markus Kristian Ørbæk Bertelsen

Harmonizing daylight: A study about finding the right balance between vertical and horizontal daylight.

Lasse Dührkop

Lighting and Materiality

Margriet Kalsbeek

Lighting with a purpose, The influence of light on our spatial experience: The influence of light on our spatial experience

Anna Lykke Thorup, Kasper Fromberg Støttrup

Peripheral discomfort glare and its influence on task performance on display screen equipment

Mads Klogborg Mårbjerg

The best lighting solution for everyday dining in the Nordic countries

Sara Therese Løvengreen

The effects of direct daylight on light shelfs performance: A comparison study between building cases located in temperate zone, subtropical zone and tropical zone.

Mohamed Ali Jama

A new lighting strategy for indoor living green walls (ILGW). How to combine a suitable artificial illumination for ornamental plant's growth with human visual comfort in office environment

Carla Sigillo

Lighting Design, (Master Programme) 4. Term, 2018

An Exploration of Interactive Light Art, Architecture and Emotional Response

Simon John Davis

Biophilic Dynamic Light Projections: A proposal for the revitalization of socially-inactive urban spaces

Ioana Fartadi Scurtu

Culture, Light and Latitudes: A comparative study of lighting conditions and habits in Brasília, Berlin and Copenhagen

Raquel Morales R de Oliveira

Dynamic Lighting - New Potentials for Holistic Design Meeting Human Needs: A study in the currently available dynamic lighting design means and how to define new human potentials for everyday dynamic lighting design through a design model.

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Welcome to this insightful blog post tailored for students pursuing their undergraduate, master’s, or doctoral degrees, seeking guidance on dissertation topics within the realm of Modern Architecture. Navigating the multifaceted landscape of Modern Architecture dissertation topics can be both exhilarating and challenging. As you embark on this academic journey, we have curated an enriching assortment […]

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Welcome to this insightful blog post tailored for students pursuing their undergraduate, master’s, or doctoral degrees, seeking guidance on dissertation topics within the realm of Modern Architecture. Navigating the multifaceted landscape of Modern Architecture dissertation topics can be both exhilarating and challenging.

As you embark on this academic journey, we have curated an enriching assortment of ideas and themes that encapsulate the essence of modern architecture, providing you ample opportunity to delve into a spectrum of captivating subjects that pertain to this dynamic discipline. Whether you’re at the initial stages of brainstorming or narrowing down your choices for a compelling dissertation, we’ve got you covered with topics that resonate with the evolving paradigms of Modern Architecture.

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The influence of architectural lighting design on retail consumer behavior and purchasing decisions.

Examining the potential of biomimicry in architectural design: sustainable solutions inspired by nature.

A review of architectural responses to climate change: strategies and best practices for sustainable design.

Urban regeneration and sustainable architecture: reimagining and revitalizing neglected urban areas.

Cultural orientations, modern architecture and urban landscapes- linking the dots.

From the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to modern Iraq- tracing architecture to its modern developments.

An exploratory tracing of modern architecture and highlights with current practices in the UK.

Modern architecture- a means to forge national values or objective functionalism?

Modern architecture and cultural imprints- a comparative review of architectural highlights in China, Turkey and the UK.

Analyzing the cultural significance of architectural landmarks in preserving heritage and fostering identity in Middle Eastern cities.

The role of architecture in promoting renewable energy integration and energy independence in communities.

The integration of public art and architecture: enhancing urban aesthetics and cultural enrichment.

Architecture in Asia- traditional, modern, or fusion? An exploration of Asian architectural inspirations.

The impact of architectural acoustics on human health and well-being: a comprehensive study.

The role of virtual reality in architectural design and visualization: enhancing user engagement and decision-making.

The influence of historical preservation on contemporary architectural practices: case studies from major European cities.

European city square architectural considerations- an examination of the changes since World War 2.

The role of architects in advocating for social equity and justice through design interventions.

A review of architectural conservation practices: analyzing strategies for preserving historical and cultural heritage.

Exploring the concept of placemaking in modern architecture: enhancing the sense of belonging and community identity.

The influence of urban morphology on crime patterns: designing safer cities through architectural interventions.

Integrating renewable energy systems into architectural design: optimizing energy efficiency and sustainability.

Assessing the effectiveness of architectural design in promoting healthy eating behaviors in restaurant environments.

The impact of architectural interventions on reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions in commercial office buildings.

The influence of architectural layout and design on social interactions and community bonding in residential developments.

A review of iconic skyscrapers: analyzing their cultural, economic, and architectural impact on cityscapes.

A review of the evolution of interior design and its intersection with modern architecture: trends and innovations.

Modern architecture- technology-dependent or creativity-inspired?

Investigating the use of 3D printing technology in architectural construction: challenges, opportunities, and sustainability implications.

Evaluating the effectiveness of virtual reality in architectural design presentations: enhancing stakeholder engagement and understanding.

Exploring innovative approaches to integrating nature and technology in modern interior architecture .

Understanding design principles and sustainability in contemporary architectural creation .

Exploring the aesthetics and functionality of contemporary museum architecture: a global perspective.

Public space architecture- the role of geopolitics in the creation of defensive urban spaces.

Traditional modern architecture- an oxymoron?

Evaluating the impact of architectural lighting on human perception and behavior in commercial spaces.

Multinational corporations and representation through modern architectural buildings- focus on the country of origin or host country?

Assessing the impact of sustainable building certifications on property values and market demand in the UK.

Architectural concerns for the environment- trends in sustainable architecture in the UK.

Investigating the role of architecture in promoting cultural exchange and understanding: a study of multicultural urban areas.

Investigating the potential of net-positive energy buildings: generating surplus energy for local communities.

Assessing the impact of soundscapes on architectural design and human well-being: a case study of urban environments.

Investigating the potential of regenerative architecture in restoring and revitalizing degraded urban areas.

Redefining urban green spaces: integrating nature into the fabric of the city for improved well-being.

Changes in the architecture of religious spaces and impacts on spirituality- an exploration.

A critical analysis of the relationship between architecture and psychology: designing spaces that enhance mental well-being.

Rethinking urban housing for the post-COVID era: designing adaptable and resilient living spaces.

The future of workspace design: integrating flexibility and remote work requirements into office architecture.

The role of parametric design in pushing the boundaries of architectural creativity and innovation.

Redesigning urban spaces for inclusivity and accessibility: a case study of cities in the UK.

The future of adaptive reuse: evaluating the sustainability and cultural preservation potential of repurposing industrial buildings.

The role of architects in disaster preparedness and risk mitigation: case studies from earthquake-prone regions.

Designing for an aging population: evaluating the role of architecture in creating age-friendly environments.

Exploring the influence of traditional architectural principles on contemporary design: a cross-cultural perspective.

A review of modern iconic architecture: assessing their sustainability and long-term value.

The role of architects in creating disaster-resilient healthcare facilities: lessons from recent pandemics and natural disasters.

Analyzing the role of cultural influences in shaping modern architectural design: a global perspective.

The socio-economic implications of housing affordability and design: a case study of affordable housing projects in the UK.

A comparative analysis of traditional and contemporary approaches to vernacular architecture: case studies from diverse regions.

Exploring the influence of architectural forms on urban microclimates: a comparative analysis of high-rise and low-rise structures.

The role of gender-sensitive design in creating inclusive urban environments: a case study of public facilities in the UK.

How equipped is the modern architect in gearing up for challenges in remodeling of existing heritage buildings?

Analyzing the impact of architectural design on educational outcomes: a study of school environments in the UK.

The role of green roofs and urban agriculture in sustainable urban development: a comparative study of European and North American cities.

Examining the role of architecture in community integration and social cohesion: case studies from diverse neighborhoods in the UK.

Redefining public spaces post-COVID: designing for social distancing and community well-being in urban environments.

Is modern architecture actually an integration of past cultural representations or a focus on clean objective appearances?

Glass and architecture- transforming aesthetics and functionality through modern applications.

An exploration of the relationship between architecture and public health: promoting active lifestyles through urban design interventions.

The role of architects in disaster resilience and recovery: lessons learned from recent natural disasters.

The aesthetics and functionality of healthcare architecture: enhancing patient experience and staff well-being.

Influences from Asia in European modern architecture- an exploration.

Examining the influence of architectural design on human behavior in healthcare settings: improving patient outcomes and staff well-being.

A comparative analysis of architectural education curricula: assessing the relevance and adaptability to evolving industry needs.

Modern architecture and design- reinforcement of mysterious cult practices or integration of technology and objectivity for aesthetic functionality?

Marketing real estate options on the basis of urban architecture in Pakistan- the case of modern architecture-inspired property developers.

Sustainable urban development in the UK: analyzing the role of architecture in achieving carbon-neutral cities.

Investigating the relationship between architectural design and political ideology: case studies from different regions.

Investigating the impact of smart technologies on the design and functionality of modern homes: a comparative study of UK and US housing.

The impact of architectural symbolism on civic pride and community identity: case studies from major UK cities.

The evolving role of architects in the digital era: leveraging technology for innovative design solutions.

The impact of sustainable design on building performance and user experience: a case study of LEED-certified buildings in the UK.

The role of gender empowerment in Europe and transformations in architecture.

Reimagining sustainable architecture for disaster-prone regions: resilient design and community empowerment.

Assessing the impact of architectural aesthetics on property values: a case study of residential neighborhoods in the UK.

The impact of architectural interventions on reducing crime and enhancing safety in urban neighborhoods.

The impact of architectural interventions on public transportation accessibility and ridership.

Africa and architecture- an exploration of colonial and local architecture.

The role of objectivity in modern architecture- a review.

Integrating nature into urban landscapes: assessing the effects of biophilic design on occupants’ well-being and productivity.

Redefining public transportation hubs for a post-COVID world: a focus on architectural and functional adaptations.

The integration of cultural diversity in educational architecture: a case study of schools in multicultural communities.

Addressing weather concerns in architecture- how prepared is the modern architect?

The evolution of co-housing and communal living in urban environments: architectural solutions for a changing society.

Showcasing modern architecture through hosting of mega sports events- review of major sporting hosts and their architectural highlights.

Examining the evolution of Brutalist architecture: a critical analysis of its cultural and aesthetic significance.

The impact of architectural interventions on tourism and economic development: case studies from major tourist destinations.

Religious buildings and modern architecture- principles to consider and focus on.

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