Architectural Illumination and Light Installations

Frame Publishers

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Publisher / Frame Publishers
Production/ Carmel McNamara
Authors/ Carmel McNamara and Ana Martins
Design/ Marielle van Genderen and Federica Ricci

The use of light and illumination in architecture and design is currently evolving and making an increasingly significant impact in various creative disciplines. Today, architects use light installations to create a different night-time identity for buildings that allow for additional functions and presentations. Light is also important for designers who use it to illuminate locations, or conjure works of art, forms and images in commercial or cultural contexts. In short: light is a magical medium for creative experimentation that today’s designers are using to produce a broad spectrum of exciting work.
Bright 2 showcases a rich selection of these architectural illumination and light installation projects from across the globe. This illuminating volume – the second in the Bright series – captures the feeling of how light and projections can elevate a building, bridge or even an entire city centre. The 44 illustrated projects have been realised by a number of top-level artists, designers and manufacturers, all of whom are setting trends in the creative use of light. Divided into three chapters – dynamic, interactive and static – the 8-page articles not only demonstrate the dazzle, spectacle and lure of the bright lights in big cities, with their descriptive texts and outstanding imagery; they are also brimming with technical details. All the major works include descriptions outlining exactly how the lighting designers have sculpted the illuminated scenarios, detailing the specific challenges they had to overcome. Within each article, the designers are also profiled and various other projects from their studios are illustrated.
This book is an up-to-date reference tool for professionals working with light in design, architecture and the artistic fields. Bright 2 reflects the current role of illumination as a multifaceted design element and, in doing so, literally sheds new light on the future of architecture and design.


Dean Skira

©2010 Lupetti- Editori di Comunicazione
Publisher / Arhitekst and Lupetti
Editor/ Tamara Zamelli
Consultant/ Andrija Rusan
Design and layout/ Tatjana Malnar Pocrnić
Revision and proofreading/ Nick Saywell
Translation / Lidija Zoldoš, Daniela Bilić Rojnić

Published in Croatia by Arhitekst and in Italy by Lupetti  Editori di Comunicazione, with the preface of Piero Castiglioni, the book presents the story  of Dean Skira's lighting design through his projects and testimonies of his collaborators during the last two decades of architectural lighting experience.

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Publication in the Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture, 2008.

The only resource of its kind, The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture contains, in a single volume, over 1,000 of the most outstanding works of architecture built since 2000. The House of light is among them.