5 Creative Applications of Lighting in Landscape Architecture - architecture and design

5 Creative Applications of Lighting in Landscape Architecture



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Lighting is usually an afterthought in landscape architecture. The task is mostly left for the lighting sales representatives who, in turn, assign a lighting design that has nothing to do with the landscape. Given this generic rule, one would not expect lighting to form the MAIN conceptual approach for landscape architecture straightaway. But let me tell you, there ARE exceptions to this rule. That is to say, there are rare landscapes where lighting plays a central role in livening up the place. These areas develop various languages during day and night, thus offering a variety of experiences in the same place at different times.” Below are 5 examples of such cases.
1. Ishoj Station, Copenhagen, Denmark Courtesy of AF Lighting
AF Lighting designed the station’s lighting to give it a strong identity in the Danish capital city. To this end, they used the lighting patterns to depict an artistic interpretation of water that would reflect Ishoj?s maritime environment. These patterns are purely aesthetic but one may argue that they essentially function to revive the space during the night. Nonetheless, the overall design is a combination of visually pleasing and functional light elements which include various color shades, projected images and bollard lighting for the bus stop waiting area.
Courtesy of AF Lighting
As for patterns, the architects decided to cast blue and white ripples on the pavement to make t...
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