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.
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
It is a new and increasingly digital world out there for the design and construction industry. In recent years we have seen the rapid adoption and maturation of technologies that only recently seemed in their infancy.
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.
Horticulture is the science and art of growing plants and plant cultivars. The word horticulture originates from two Latin words; hortus (which means “garden”) and cultura (which means “cultivation”). Horticulture aims to improve qualities such as growth speed, yield, quality and nutritional value.
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.