"Light is in space, just like air is to life."
- Design method
- Light Washing
- Light wash wall
Nowadays, many designers use the “light strip” in the space during the interior design process. Its appearance increases the layering of the indoor environment and enriches the light environment.
But many owners often ask designers such a question: "Why design a light strip?" Both the cost and the maintenance are considered. Will there be light pollution? Is it really good looking visually?
But in fact, most people don't know who is the first to use this design method, and the purpose of this design.
Richard Kelly (Richard Kelly) and Philip Johnson (Philips Johnson). The two masters pioneered the concept: "Light washing." That is, the wall is evenly illuminated with a plurality of hidden light sources. They first used the concept of "Tower of light" in the design of the Seagram building led by Mies van der Rohe. The rough porous limestone material produces a very clean and elegant effect. Since then, the design method of "light wash wall" has been used up to now.
Light strips are hidden in the ceiling, wall or floor to outline the space, making it one of the designer's favorite lighting techniques. In a succinct style, the light strips make the space more versatile. The light strip is not only aesthetically pleasing, it also increases the auxiliary lighting of the space, making the space brighter. The addition of a light strip inside the cabinet serves as a finishing touch. The combination of the light strip and the shelf provides both functionality and good lighting. The light strip under the partition makes the small room visually more spacious.
Nowadays, many designers are very good at using the "light wash wall" technique, but the reason may not be said. So, take a look at the three principles of light master Richard Kelly (Richard Kelly):
1.Focal Glow The meaning of the focus light is that the parts that need to be accented must be very bright, such as the sale of goods, the need to illuminate the steps of the stairwell, under the canopy in the hotel lobby... a light strip under the stair rails, solved Lighting problems in the stairwell.
2.Ambient Luminescence The environment glows like the light from the open fields and the shimmering light in the morning after the snow. The water on the lakeside reflects the sunset. The environment does not directly emit light, but the light changes. The ambient light can be generated. A "shadowless lighting".
3.Sparkling of Brilliants The sparkling brilliance is like the waves on the creek. The sun shines through the window cave and shines into the room. The light in the banquet hall, the light of the crystal lamp, can stimulate the nerves of the people. It is dynamic. It is colorful.
The reason most designers often use light strips is to increase indirect lighting, eliminate shadows, reduce glare, and enrich the space layer. No matter how the modern design changes, it is still possible to follow the lighting principle of the lighting master Kelly.