The theme of this book is that light is an inseparable part of architectural design, and is intended to provide students of architecture and interior design with a graphic guideline to the fundamental role lighting plays in this process. While simple light sources may be enough to satisfy practical needs, the design process must expand beyond basic illumination. The challenge for architects and designers is the creation of luminous environments offering visual interest and a sense of well-being, while also meeting basic seeing needs. Technological advances provide opportunities for the lighting designer's creative introduction of light, and the visual and psychological perceptions of the illuminated architectural environment.
Fundamentals of Architectural Lighting offers a complete comprehensive guide to the basics of lighting design, equipping students and practitioners with the tools and ideas they need to master a variety of lighting techniques. The book is extensively illustrated with over 250 illustrations to demonstrate basic principles and procedures. It is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the fundamentals of integrated lighting for architectural interior spaces.
Introduction. 1. The Distribution of Light in Architectural Space. 2. The Luminous Environment. 3. Design of The Luminous Environment. 4. Light & Color. 5. Lighting Quality, Comfort, & Control. 6. Illumination Measurement & Calculation. 7. Light Sources & Components. 8. Lighting Application & Details. 9. 20th-Century Architectural Lighting Pioneers. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.