The use of daylight in architecture is an ancient and proven instrument but the potential for electric illumination has only been genuinely explored since the middle of the 20th century.
Architectural lighting design was derived from the theater and continues to be a delicate balance between art and science. However, it has grown into its own refined discipline suited to the illumination of architecture. It plays an important role in the perception of an environment and can significantly affect how a space is experienced.
With careful consideration of the artistic intent, an understanding of how light interacts with forms and materials and an in-depth knowledge of the essential tools – the architectural integrity will be realized functionally and aesthetically.