don't go there Plug, just don't go there please.
I mean Bolton Street college prides itself on 'Technology' at the expense of visual aesthetics. Learning about technology while 'becoming' an architect.
And how technology and design are related. As you begin to learn anything about architecture you will understand how much of a problem this is with architecture.
where to start/end talking technology and aesthetics.
I feel you have to make a really good stab at both individually, and basically worry about how they integrate 'on-the-fly' or in the application of what you know.
This approach of integrating things like technology, eg. lighting technology, with design, serves only one not-so-useful purpose. Basically to dilute and confuse design even more.
Beyond the hall door was a nice programme on TV, because you were talking about design, but happened to deal with the lighting as part of the design at the same time.
Zaha Hadid in her renderings has dealt with the issue of 'the building in the nightime'. It is very easy to pick out new buildings were lighting at night works externally. They are very few.
So in terms of lighting, think about space. Does the lighting come from the floor, the upper or lower wall, a ceiling unit, a sunken ceiling unit or some kind of standing unit. Understand how spatially this choice and/or combination of lighting treatments works.
In short, I feel that computer visualisation rendering and free-hand studies for your lightscape or MAX rendering is a useful area of study.
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