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Our dominant sense as humans is sight. We’ve evolved a finely tuned awareness of light levels around us and assigned them meanings — the warm afternoon sun, a cool and snowy sky, a candlelit table — all of them connected to human emotion.
Architecture invokes light to play on these emotions, to render the scale and mood of our spaces, and to create functional places in which to live.
Good lighting designs balance three primary types of light: ambient, task and accent. Architects and designers make lighting decisions based on the needs of individual spaces and how to tip that balance to achieve certain effects.
In the video I review a few cool tricks worth considering for your next project.
Please watch: “Inside My Sketchbook + An Architect’s Sketching Tools”