The Ambience Potential of Coloured Illuminations in Healthcare Environments

  • Nielsen, Stine Maria Louring (PI)

Project Details


This PhD study investigates the potential of coloured illuminations in healthcare environments. The study is structured around three phenomenological studies, examining the significance of coloured illuminations for the body-space interaction in healthcare environments. More specifically exploring how different hues of illumination might impact:
1. How people sense their body and space (Study 1 – Semi-lab, Den Frie)
2. How people bodily practice and experience space (Study 2 - Fieldwork, Rigshospitalet)
3. How people are bodily present in space (Study 3 - Sensor study, AAU Light Lab)
Effective start/end date01/02/201730/09/2021

Collaborative partners

  • Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital
  • Sisters Hope
  • Roskilde University


  • Lighting design
  • Atmosphere
  • Coloured Illuminations
  • Healthcare Environments
  • Phenomenology


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  • The Midwifery Feel of Light

    Nielsen, S. M. L., 2022, Lighting Design in Shared Public Spaces. Sumartojo, S. (ed.). 1 ed. New York: Routledge, p. 65-82 18 p.

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    1 Citation (Scopus)
  • Beyond Vision: Moving and Feeling in Colour Illuminated Space

    Nielsen, S. M. L., Besenecker, U., Bak, N. H. & Hansen, E. K., 5 Oct 2021, In: Nordic Journal of Architectural Research . 33, 2, 24 p.

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  • Moving in Colour Illuminated Space: An Exploration of Analyses

    Nielsen, S. M. L., Hestbech, E. -S., Bak, N. H. & Mullins, M., Oct 2021, Proceedings of the International Colour Association (AIC) Conference 2021. Newtown: International Colour Association (AIC), p. 349-354 6 p. (Proceedings of the International Colour Association).

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