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Enlightening Learning: a school crafted by light rather than time
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Swedish school system has been criticized in recent years. One reason is that contemporary school architecture is becoming increasingly uninspiring to its users, thus creating a significant distance to what school really should be about – the joy of learning. The project addresses this issue through an in depth study of natural light and its possible impacts on spaces for learning. The fundamental qualities of natural light and shadows are often mistreated today as a technical concern instead of being utilized consciously to enhance the spatial pedagogical value. The aim of the project has been to give a conceptual answer to how this architecture for learning might look like.

The theoretical studies on the subject of light resulted in an understanding of its significant impact on our health, feelings and everyday performance. These insights gave the foundation to the design where the proposed structure is tuned to the seasonally changing trajectory of the sun. The curriculum of the school follows the seasons, with shorter days during winter and longer during summer. The aim has been to create a dialogue between light and shadow during the course of each day during the year – a school guided by light rather than time.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 9
Keywords [en]
School, high school, light, sun, shadow, darkness, brick, concrete, nature, landscape, student, teenagers, learning, space, skylight, natural light, daylight
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Architecture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-200500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-200500DiVA, id: diva2:1069318
Educational program
Master of Architecture - Architecture
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Available from: 2017-02-07 Created: 2017-01-27Bibliographically approved

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