A growing body of research appears to show that lighting is surprisingly potent in affecting the human body. Should we start to think of it as a drug?
To many minds, Jørn Utzon’s over-riding legacy is the iconic Sydney Opera House. In truth, the Dane was no form fetishist, but a crafter of light
Edison Avery Price was one of New York’s greatest sons, a relentless inventor who understood light’s place in architecture and could deliver it with ground-breaking innovations. His work at the Kimbell Art Museum is a fitting legacy – and a challenge to current generations of lighting designers.
The influence of the Bauhaus on light in architecture cannot be overstated. It articulated a subtler argument about the relationship between light and the spaces that informs our buildings today
The world’s first building with an algae façade has just won the Zumtobel award for its pioneering technology which manages thermal energy, creates biomass and, surprisingly, provides a sensual experience for occupants.
France’s first ‘urban lighting designer’ believes we should light for people, not buildings – and he’s practicing what he preaches in Paris.
Over-engineered, overpriced and all over our bars and restaurants, why are reclaimed luminaires and incandescent lamps the hottest things in lighting this year?
We live in interesting times, says Jake Dyson, but it’s important not to lose sight of fundamental design values
The Holy Grail of lighting design practice is the seamless fusion of daylight, electric light and architecture. In the following pages, we select some of the world’s most successful examples of integration and explores how they were achieved in practice.