A|L interviews Rogier van der Heide
The Dutch lighting designer discusses his work.
Advance launches new site
Highlight: Hotel Puerta America
Touted as one of the 'it' projects of 2005, owing to its exorbitant cost and cadre of notable designers, the Hotel Puerta America on the outskirts of Madrid simultaneously enthralls and confuses.
The Sky Oculus Series of luminaires offers designers an architectural solution.
Codes: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
No matter the type of project, one thing is clear: lighting energy codes are not going away. Designers must learn to communicate with regulatory agencies as they seek a balance between efficiency and creativity.
Designers Revisit Sustainability
Designers discuss the impact of sustainability on the architectural and lighting design process.
Project photography-who pays, owns and can use it-is a contentious issue.
Project photography-who pays for it, who ultimately owns it, and who can use it-is a contentious issue. Few lighting designers can afford the fees, and hence are dependent on the architecture firms for photos, which often means a project is not well represented from the lighting perspective. The...
QUESTION: Have tradeshows become too frequent in the design and construction industries?
QUESTION: The number of tradeshows that professionals are compelled to attend or exhibit at every year has increased. Have these events become too frequent in the design and construction industries, in which there is significant overlap between design fields? As it pertains to the lighting industry...
A|L Light & Architecture Design Awards Roundtable
An intimate gathering of lighting designers, architects, and students gathered on October 24, 2006, in Wollman Hall at Parsons the New School for Design to celebrate the recipients of this year's A|L Light & Architecture Design Awards and partake in a discussion about the collaborative relationship...
Choosing a Lighting Designer
When discussing lighting design, much attention is paid to how projects are realized--the aesthetic components and technical requirements that contribute to the design. But how does a client or owner go about hiring the individual or group of individuals who will conceive, develop, and execute that...