LIGHT AND ARCHITECTURE

 

Architecture is the formal manifestation of our human experience in a certain time and space. Our geography, history, culture, thoughts and feelings define and give evidence of our passing through this world. There is a symbiosis between our developed and destined habitat with our joys, steps, verses and experiences, giving rise to an intentional space, an architecture with emotions, an architecture by and for man.

 

Light shapes our perception of the world, so I like to see architectural lighting design as the shaping tool of the human experience that has to happen there. It is responsible for providing the emotional factor with which we will live that space, always seeking inspiration in its greatest teacher, nature, to provide atmospheres of well-being, beauty and harmony to our private and public spaces.

 

Lighintg design in architecture is designing quality of life and quality of work. There is currently a more conscious design, where human being has realized how much natural light is needed for the day, as well as darkness in the night. These are the major guidelines of a more sustainable design, applying artificial light only when and where it is needed, projecting more efficient spaces during the day, and magical at night.

 

Designing light is also designing darkness. Both must coexist in space. The relationship between light and shadow generates the necessary contrasts to define hierarchies in architecture, textures on surfaces, limits in space, and the necessary dramatic atmosphere (or absence of it) for each scene, so that spaces achieves its own and unique identity.

Decoding this relationship between space / light / shadow is the challenge that this office seeks for each project.