Detail Practice Lighting Design

Ulrike Brandi Licht

Building with light

Guidelines for architects

More than any other material used, daylight determines spatial effects, generates moods and sets the stage for architecture. Well-lit rooms make us feel good and are conducive to productive work. Light also promotes good health. Moreover, the meaningful planning of daylight and coordinated artificial lighting, even in office buildings, also contributes to energy saving. The new volume of the DETAIL Practice series features important principles on the planning of daylight and artificial lighting, compiled by experienced specialist authors. In addition to simple planning rules such as floor plan designs, building orientation and façade membering, current daylight and artificial lighting systems are introduced and explained using example projects.


Munich, 2006, 21 x 29 cm, illustrated, 112pp. Paperback.

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