2010-07-17

On Lighting as a Design Element

The phenomena produces by light brings what we see the world in our everyday live. People needs to be convinced that light plays a crucial role in their living. The relation between light and architecture can be categorized in three, namely Process, Presentation and Outcome.

Process (the way light being transmitted, processed)
Block/Silhouette
Direct
Reflect
Refract
Diffuse
Transform
Absorb* (Photoluminescent)

Presentation (the way light presented in any form)
Color
Shadow
Ever-changing
Ambience
Guide/Direction

Outcome (effect of the result)
Heal
Enhance/Catalyze/Joy
Tasking
Sensation

An outcome of a design may be collaboration of two or more processes and presentations.