• 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
    • Sustainability
    • Programmatic design
    • Description of structure
    • Technical perspective
  • 17:58    |    
    Design and construction method
    • Scales and models
    • Use of n scales
    • Importance of collaboration with fabricator
    • Details
    • Facet's details
    • Sun shading inconvenience
  • 24:35    |    
    • Temperature
    • Relationship between materials and quality of daylight
    • UV lighting
  • 27:38    |    
    Technical requirements
    • Testing
    • Fabrication details
    • Role of independent third party company
  • 32:47    |    
    Building's second part
    • Damages
    • 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

New Media  | 23 de febrero de 2015  | Vistas: 19

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…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

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