lunes, 9 de enero de 2012

#books #architecture | Light in architecture

Light in architecture / Chris van Uffelen
Braun, [Berlin] : 2012.
439 p. : principalmente il., planos
Texto en inglés; textos de la presentación en alemán e inglés
ISBN 9783037680926
Biblioteca Sbc Aprendizaje A-72.017 LIG
OPAC Millennium

Light is a prerequisite for architecture, since it is the element that renders walls and spaces visible. With the right light, well-designed buildings and interiors are considerably enhanced. In recent years, supported by groundbreaking technological innovations, the use of light in architecture and interior design has become more creative, lively and colorful than ever. Not only have these developments allowed for more artistry in the field, but lighting design has also become part of energy-saving concepts.

Light is the prerequisite for spatial perception, which is why it is an integral component of architecture. Light design in architecture has become more lively and also more colourful in the last few years. The projects selected here show how good architecture is improved with the right light. With interior design, the purpose of the introduction of natural light and the use of artificial light is to create a spatial experience: certain areas are accentuated, spatial units are defined and differing atmospheres are established. Illumination also plays a role with exteriors, not just at night. In addition to the form emphasizing role of light, a striking illumination can lend the building an emblematic uniqueness.

Light in Architecture presents 123 projects by architects and designers all around the world, where the use of natural and artificial light is the defining element: the C42 Showroom in Paris, the Air Traffic Control Tower in Vienna, the Supperclub in Singapore, the Greenpix Zero Energy Wall in Beijing, the Ave Maria Chapel in Naples, FL, the Koukjian Jewelry in Beirut and the Deloitte Headquarters in Copenhagen – this volume allows every imaginable use of light in every sector to shine.

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