Future Manifestation of Lighting in Sacred Landscapes Through Analyzing the Existing Sacred Structures
E. Uma Mouthiga1, R. Vignesh2
1Ar. Uma Mouthiga E*, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science & Technology, Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Ar. R. Vignesh, Student, Department of Architecture, Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science & Technology, Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on February 28, 2022. | Revised Manuscript received on March 08, 2022. | Manuscript published on March 30, 2022. | PP: 1-8 | Volume-9 Issue-3, March 2022. | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijies.C1050039322 | DOI: 10.35940/ijies.C1050.039322
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Abstract: Lighting in sacred structures is an important part of architecture as it has physical and psychological impact on visitors and also influences how well a space is perceived. This research study intends to demonstrate that how expressions of light and daylight factor have a significant impact in the structure’s design. The study utilizes a mixed method approach, with qualitative and quantitative analysis of lighting levels and visual integration of numerous sacred spaces, studied and compared through case studies. The findings aided in the development of guidelines for individual, collective and sacred lighting of landscapes in order to heighten the sense of sanctity inside the area. Since this study mainly focuses on natural illumination in the horizontal plane, more research can be conducted focused on the use of artificial lighting levels. The vertical plane, which incorporates walls and openings, can also be considered to see how it alters interior illumination.
Keywords: Daylight Factor, Natural Illumination, Religious Structures, Sacred Landscape, Sacred Lighting.
Scope of the Article: Sacred Landscape and Sacred Lighting