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
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%).
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The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) is an organisation that is working to help stop light pollution and protect the night skies. By having so much artificial light pollute the night sky, energy and money are wasted, wildlife is disrupted, and it has negative implications for human health. In essence, the IDA works to protect the
Light affects us in different ways; physically, emotionally and biologically. To society, light is imperative and acts as the most powerful regulator of the human day/night rhythm. In the simplest terms, light tells the body to be awake and alert during the daytime which allows us to experience the world around us.