With the latest innovations in the Internet of Things, smarter solutions are now available in cities, allowing for more open and connected infrastructures to transmit information that monitors and responds to any circumstance.
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.
Bioluminescence is nature’s flashlight – lighting the dark inner reaches of the sea from a chemical reaction within living organisms. Most people know bioluminescence from glowing blue waves in the ocean during summertime, but a Dutch-based designer is entirely transforming the way we consider forms of energy
CLUE (Community Lighting for the Urban Environment) is an international lighting competition for students and young professionals around the world created to empower young designers to consider societal issues and conceive innovative solutions.
Lighting control via Bluetooth is becoming a driving force in the built environment, with industry leaders seeking this progressive solution to enhance user experience and ensure high performance and scalability from all fixture controls.
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%).
Well-executed lighting concepts can cast outdoor spaces in the best possible light, and through creative design can add style and dimension to enhance any environment.
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.