00:00    |    
Initial credits
00:06    |    
00:17    |    
Daylighting in building
Example of new collection
Renzo Piano Building Workshop General Office
California Academy of Sciences
01:19    |    
Harvard Art Museums
Characteristics of the city of Boston 
Design of art museums
03:20    |    
Harvard Art Museums Project
Related museums
Requirements of remodeling
06:10    |    
Daylight's adaptation  design
Focus theme
Background analysis
Ground play experience
Structure of art galleries 
Teaching museum concept
Conservation center 
Importance of flexibility in design
Example of flexibility 
Strategy of design
15:19    |    
Light machine
Importance of daylighting
Relationship between myths and culture
Programmatic design 
Description of structure
Technical perspective
17:58    |    
Design and construction method
Scales and models
Use of 1:1 scales
Importance of collaboration with fabricator
Facet's details
Sun shading inconvenience
24:35    |    
Relationship between materials and quality of daylight
UV lighting 
27:38    |    
Technical requirements
Fabrication details
Role of independent third party company 
32:47    |    
Building's second part
Programmatic requirement
Scientific co-working
External wood design
Internal wood design
Light manager structure
38:37    |    
Questions and answers period
How was the experience and what did you learn from working with daylight in Menil Museum at Houston, Texas?
What was the question or questions you were trying to answer working on this project?
Are the louvers the outermost glass facet has, purely for ventilation?
Is the vertical glazing on central courtyard, that separates itself from internal galleries, designed that way for acoustic reasons?
How was the original building retrofitted, on a structural point of view, in order to incorporate this new roof?
Could you share with us the initial and final project's budget?
How did you think and imagine the transition from one building to another, required materials and involved problematic? 
What do you use in order to maintain and ensure the purity of light, and how much difficult is cleaning when it rains or snows?
59:26    |    
Words of thankful
59:43    |    
Final credits




Light Machine

23 de febrero de 2015   | Vistas: 13 |  

Justin Lee talks about his experience in the workshop of the renowned architect Renzo Piano and his interest in conscious design using the sun's light as its main focus. He explains the steps of analyzing the requirements of adapting daylight in the construction of structures like museums. Along his narrative he expounds the necessary knowledge for retrofitting and creating the fabrication details for using light to its maximum potential. Flexibility in structure and programming, testing the various materials to achieve the maximum effect, scanning and reflecting on every detail, all of these elements are of vital importance in creating a solar structure. Lee explains the strong potential of light in creating and shaping space in buildings and hopes to inspire future architects to take into account the power of the sun.

Justin Lee is principal architect and designer at Justin Lee Architecture & Design. He worked for various architectural offices in…


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