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How to calculate the right lighting for each room

Katharina Schwarze


A balanced lighting concept consists of three layers: ambient lighting, accent lighting and task lighting. Find out here which luminaires are suitable for what and how the required lumen output is calculated...

Luminous design pieces: how to artistically light a garden

Peter Smisek


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.

Louis Poulsen PH5 pendant lamp: the history of the ...

James Wormald


Created by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen, the story of the iconic PH5 pendant lamp is one of experimental science, and continues to guide both lighting and interior designers to this day.

Architonic video interviews of the year 2022

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James Wormald


Here are the five most popular video interviews from Architonic’s Global Design Agenda series this year. Diving into some of the top creative minds and living to tell the tale.

'You cannot consider space without light': Carmelo ...

Simon Keane-Cowell


Carmelo Zappulla of External Reference brightens up Light + Building, explaining how light adds an emotional layer to environments: 'It animates a space.' Watch the video to learn more…

'Daylight for us is the most valuable light ...

Simon Keane-Cowell


Andreas Schulz of Licht Kunst Licht highlights the use of both daylight and artificial light as resources, but also notes the difference: 'We love the change from day to night.' Watch the video here…

'If light is a material, you should be able to touch ...

Simon Keane-Cowell


Axel Schmid's illuminating discussion at Light + Building defends our use of artificial light as a material: 'Light consumes energy, but you cannot live without it.' Watch the video for more…

'Design is a social profession and we have very big ...

Simon Keane-Cowell


Ulrike Brandi spotlights the role of lighting design at Light + Building, claiming we must 'reorganise our design processes to serve society.' Hear more of what she had to say here…

Integrated lighting for intuitive spaces

James Wormald


Dark spaces can get new life by hiding integrated lighting in the architecture, while on a smaller scale, hyperlocal integrated lights give interiors more usability and purpose.

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