Lighting plays an essential role in the way people experience and understand the world around them and particularly plays a significant role in the way they perceive architecture. Whether buildings and structures are illuminated naturally or artificially, lighting is the means that allows humans to see and appreciate the beauty in buildings.
As architecture continually evolves with a distinct shift in trends and new technologies, the task of lighting must adapt too. Lighting design, as we know it, serves to develop well-formed, human-focused concepts in architecture. Fostering understanding between design professionals is the key to a successful and cohesive outcome.
The banning of plastics is just one movement in sustainability which has resonated well with Australians. Research shows that a third of urban Australians prefer to buy products sold in eco-friendly packaging (32%) and produced using sustainable sourcing methods (34%).
Product substitution is becoming increasingly prevalent and a reality of the design and construction process. As lighting rapidly develops as a technology and as a design focus in buildings, so does a rise in the number of new manufacturers and luminaires flooding the market.
Galleries and museums call for a depth of visual experience, where lighting is paramount to a visitor’s journey and how they experience the representation of artwork on display.
In recent years, there has been a distinct shift in the landscape of hotel design with greater ambition in form and more courage in execution at its heart. Carr is at the forefront of this evolution, frequently challenging perceptions, driving for change and designing for the future.
Lighting design for hospitality projects is a demanding and convoluted task. Each space needs to appear visually interesting and intriguing while possessing a seamless integration of elements and materials that need to create an attractive whole.
Ongoing research is discovering that balanced lighting systems in classrooms are vital for the learning of students and that one of the best ways to reduce melatonin levels (the hormone that induces sleep) is with the right type of light. Recent studies found that fewer mistakes are made, concentration is improved and a curb in
Gone are the days of incandescent light bulbs and limited possibilities for your lighting choices. It’s 2018 and with the rapid movement of technology in addition to evolving, innovative design, luminaires come in all shapes and sizes to appropriately compliment and create moods for various architectural applications.