Light, materials, form and space are the primary elements that create and define human environments. Through the manipulation and enhancement of these elements, the human experience can be shifted, elevated, orientated and guided.
In this subject students explore the effects that spatial and elemental forms, lighting, colour and materials can have on the experience and interpretation of space. In addition to undertaking projects investigating lighting interior spaces and the manipulation of daylight
students have an opportunity to make and install work in public places.
In the past we have contributed to the Vivid, Beams and Fringe Festivals as well as lighting live music concerts, and
this semester we will be again making hands on lighting installations to share with public.
The subject runs on Monday mornings 9 am to 12 pm and is taught by Michael Day and Emrah Baki Ulas.
Michael Day is an architect and lighting designer. Born, raised and educated in Sydney, University of Sydney Architecture graduate and University of Sydney Master of Design Science (Illumination) graduate. Have designed over 150 projects in 11 countries, including major Institutional and Diplomatic buildings, mass housing, luxury residences, exhibitions, stage and film design. Michael has successfully worked in practice as a partner in large international architectural practice until 1999, taught at University of Sydney Architecture and University of NSW Architecture. He has been a full time lecturer at UTS since 2004.Now part-time teaching in Interior Architecture.
Emrah Baki Ulas is a lighting designer, educator and researcher.
Emrah’s work as a lighting designer spans over iconic and high profile projects, including heritage sites, performing art venues, museums and galleries, research and education institutions, commercial developments, monuments, urban lighting and masterplanning.
In addition to his role at UTS as a senior lecturer, Emrah co-leads lighting at in a leading design and engineering practice