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Editor’s Letter – March 2022

Simon Keane-Cowell

10.03.2022

Solidarity with Ukraine and its architectural scene, switching on our Global Design Agenda’s Lighting Design Week and filming a transformative workplace in Germany.

‘Darkness and light complete and nourish each other’: ...

Simon Keane-Cowell

10.03.2022

Bernhard Dessecker discusses improving the quality of light, not the quantity: ‘Light is precious and is only needed when you want it. Otherwise, it’s pollution.’ Watch the video to learn more…

‘Daylight is directly linked to the quality of the ...

Simon Keane-Cowell

09.03.2022

Daniel Monheim of Christ & Gantenbein discusses using daylight as an architectural tool: ‘Daylight defines if a ground-floor workspace is usable or not.’ Watch the video to learn more…

‘For me, technology is always dictated by a conceptual ...

Simon Keane-Cowell

08.03.2022

Carmelo Zappulla discusses the role of technology in designing with artificial light: ‘Technology is part of my research to find a solution to conceptual problems.’ Watch the video to learn more…

A new health feature for Artemide’s classic work light

Markus Hieke

08.03.2022

Who says classics can't reinvent themselves? Italian manufacturer Artemide has released the popular Tolomeo desk lamp in an INTEGRALIS® version, which effectively combats pathogens.

​​‘Everybody has a right to see the stars’: Daan ...

Simon Keane-Cowell

07.03.2022

Daan Roosegaarde of Studio Roosegaarde discusses connecting with our environment by removing design: ‘I realised we have this amazing light performance in the sky – the stars – but we don’t see them anymore.’ Watch the video to learn

Lighting up cultural venues

Peter Smisek

07.03.2022

Wherever it is applied, thoughtfully implemented lighting design holds the power to dramatically enhance our experience of architectural spaces – not least in our selection of recent cultural venue projects.

A light in the dark: six reasons to fill outdoor spaces with ...

James Wormald

27.01.2022

With our increasingly 24-hour lifestyles, exterior environments with the right type and level of light are a growing necessity in home, commercial and public spaces.

Luminous design pieces: how to artistically light a garden

Peter Smisek

21.10.2021

Today's lighting trends go beyond simple fixtures and create sculptural pieces in their own right, lighting exterior spaces in a multitude of exciting ways.

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