Here’s a classroom light study of Luigi Snozzi’s School in the Swiss town Monte Carasso, a place that has undergone careful and extensive renovations under the architect over the past 35 years.
The addition of classrooms in the re-used Convent is the focus of this study. This is to feed into my thesis of a Gaeilscoil in Tuam, Galway, Ireland; designing from the inside-out (alongside designing at the scale of the town)
A 1:20 model was built and the hemispherical light dome in college was used. Taking the longest and shortest days of the year as examples, the sunpath and clear sky of those given days in Switzerland was re-created.
Photos at were taken every 5 seconds (representing 20 minutes of solar time) to start to get a sense of how sunlight and daylight move through this space throughout the day.
Thanks to Paul Kenny, Donal Lennon, Albert Tobin and Marteza Matkan for their help.