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authors Chevrier, C., Bur, D. and Perrin, J. P.
year 2003
title Architecture as a Reference for the Development of A Cad Lighting Tool
source CAADRIA 2003 [Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / ISBN 974-9584-13-9] Bangkok Thailand 18-20 October 2003, pp. 281-294
summary As light is increasingly perceived as a factor of quality of urban life, it is not surprising that cultural heritage buildings and even civil engineering works are being more and more often illuminated at night. The designers of the projects are revealing a nocturnal vision of the buildings which is often a reflection of the architecture: rhythm, pattern, evenness, symmetry, composition, axes, and so on. The idea of developing a "lighting-modeller" is based upon this assertion. Thus, if we express the needs in terms of functionalities, we can conclude that the hierarchical structure of the architectural edifice can fit in with a "lighting-structure". As a result, concepts like hierarchy, linking, grouping, networking, linearity-polarity, are the basis of the objects and functions that are effective for the great majority of buildings and projects. This "lighting-modeller" can then lead beyond its simulation capabilities to become a design conception tool: hypothesis and variants are quickly realized and tested, and technical data (illumination data, visual comfort) can be obtained as well.
series CAADRIA
email chevrier@crai.archi.fr, bur@crai.archi.fr, perrin@crai.archi.fr
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100%; open Chevrier, C. and Perrin, J.P. (2003) Find in CUMINCAD ModLum: Illumination project aided design tool , CAAD Futures 2003, Tainan, Taiwan, to appear
100%; open Goral, C.M., Torrance, E.K., Greenberg, D.P. and Battaile, B. (1984) Find in CUMINCAD Modelling the interaction of light between diffuse surfaces , H. Christiansen, editor, Computer Graphics (Siggraphí84 proc.), pages 213-222, July 1984

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