Without light, interior architecture cannot be fully designed and experienced. It is one of the key tools for an interior designer, but can be a dauntingly technical subject for students. This book takes a detailed, practical look at lighting in interior design, giving students all the key information and skills they need to be able to tackle lighting successfully in their designs.
8PART I THEORY 101. The physics of light 11What is light? 12The physical properties of light - what designers need to know 13Reflection 14Mirrors 15Transparency 16Filters and lenses 18Refraction 19Shadows 20What is colour? 24Quantifying light 25Luminance 25Candela 25Lumen 25Luminous flux 25Lux 25Illuminance 25Light meters 26 2. Human factors 26Sensing light 27Adaption 28Experiencing changes in light levels 29Eyes and the sense of sight 30Stereo vision 32Motion detection 33Low light sensitivity 34Light and psychology 34How do we see? 35Preferences 363. Natural light 36What do humans need? 38Sources of natural light 40Range of intensity 41Direction of natural light 42Colour and natural light 45Daylight control 46Case study: Architecture Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK 484. Electric light 49Sources of electric light 49Incandescent light sources 50Discharge light sources 55Electroluminescent light sources 57Luminaires 58Dispersive and directional luminaires 59Concealed luminaires 59Manufacturer's data 60Generic luminaire types 62Visualizing patterns of light 64Visualizing spotlight data 65Isolux diagrams 66Lighting control systems 68Mains voltage dimming 70Electronic dimming 72PART II PROCESS AND PRACTICE 745. Lighting principles 74Visual hierarchy 76Understanding qualities of natural light 77Understanding layers of light 79Change and variation 80Creating drama through lighting 82Changing and controlling light 86Surfaces and texture 886. Lighting for people 88How much light is enough? 90Lighting for comfort and safety 91Task lighting 92Lighting for orientation 94Step by step: Lighting a corridor 96Case study: Wayfinding: Terminal 2F, Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, France 98Avoiding glare 100Case study: Low light gallery, St Mungo's Museum of Religious Life and Art, Glasgow, UK 1027. Lighting for architecture 102Ambient lighting 106Accent lighting 110Case study: One Gyle Square, Edinburgh, UK 114Case study: Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Mosque (The Grand Mosque), Abu Dhabi, UAE 120Lighting vertical surfaces 121Integrating light with architecture 122Case study: Morimoto Restaurant, Philadelphia, USA 1268. The design process 128Researching the project 128Analysis of needs 129Outline proposal stage 129Detail design stage 129Construction stage 129Final focus and programming 129Client handover 130Case study: St Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen, UK 1409. Recording and visualizing lighting 141Drawing and sketching 142Abstract representation 144Diagrammatic representation 146Photography 148Computer renders as a design tool 150Physical models 15410. Project communication and completion 155What is enough information? 156Sections and elevation drawings 158Case study: Musee de l'Orangerie, Paris, France 162Lighting renders 164Step by step: Using computer models 166Recording circuiting and control intent 168Use of sketch details 170Lighting mock-ups and tests 172Specification documents 172Generic specification 172Detailed specification 174Realizing the project 175Final focusing and programming
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