Lighting, in other words, lighting and shadowing is a method used by human beings that applies the existing lighting sources available in any era and is now defined as an independent branch and a subset of techniques and art in architecture. The fact that the lighting issue has been considered with a great emphasis in recent two decades might be due to the fundamental changes in production and formation of new lighting sources which are basically different with previous generations.
.Lighting or keeping some architectural elements in darkness in different spaces implies assigning meaning to its details and its architectural identity. Since lighting, as an instrument to make emphasis, plays a significant role in architecture, only a proper emphasis on each subject results in the multiple favorable feeling transfer in its producers. Consequently, lighting is supplementary in creation of an architectural piece and is not independent from it. In following lines, the approach and process of designing and light architecture by Cobass professional lighting engineering group will be presented.
Lighting design approach
Providing a lighting compatible with the buildings application
The preliminary step in light designing is to assign identity to the space prior to starting operations in order to convey feelings suitable to space application and to signify its identity and overarching theme of the space.
Economical compatibility of lighting with building application.
One of the main principles of engineers in Cobass is to produce designs that in addition to maintaining all the axioms of beauty and its compatibility with space application as well as guaranteeing the bases of light engineering are congruent with commercial-economical aims and the assigned budgets by their owners.
lighting and the beauty
Many prominent and significant buildings, especially their size and structure, are signified through lighting at nights. Otherwise, they will look as a black object. Lighting creates beauty, stillness, relaxation or excitement and encouragement as well as joy or grief. Moreover, it creates more contrast between architectural elements and results in making the structure rather distinctive.
What gives soul to the environment and meaning to the elements used is the light.although the beauty created by the lighting effect might be less important compared to engineering and technical elements but it should be noted that emotions, behaviors and reactions of individuals to an environment is a direct function of the beauty implied by that environment and the interpretations induced from it.
lighting and quality in lighting
In lighting, quality is not considered merely as an architectural lighting. One of the prominent issues is the object quality and lighting resources. In other words, light designing and its calculations depends on selecting high quality goods that have technical specifications which comply with the design.