Light and lighting
The year has 8,760 hours. For more than half of that time, we benefit from having day light, which is free, plentiful and contributes a unique quality to architecture. When the sun goes down, buildings and outdoor spaces must still function and create aesthetic experiences. Nothing happens by itself. Successful lighting design is the result of meticulous planning, ideally included in the creative process of any project.
The right light supports a wide range of qualities in architecture, construction and design, whether it be corporate headquarters, traffic terminals, bridges or urban spaces. According to the specific requirement, light and lighting may promote the readability or comfort of a room, just as it may add a sense of security or drama. Good lighting design starts with a clear vision as to how light can support functional requirements and enhance architectural qualities.
At Gottlieb Paludan Architects, we use light as a central architectural feature in all our projects. The preliminary lighting strategy specifies the role of light in the particular project and the interplay between architecture and lighting; during the development phase, we produce mock-ups and test the lighting design; and the final checks and adjustments are made during the completion phase. Whatever the project, the objective remains the same: to create beautiful and well-functioning architecture.