WIT Press


Changing By Light – How The Lighting Of Intelligent Spaces Can Influence The Urban Image

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC120511

Volume

155

Pages

9

Page Range

607 - 615

Published

2012

Size

1,702 kb

Author(s)

K. Życzkowska

Abstract

In the article light will be presented as a tool in the process of transforming urban space. The reason for this use of light is the commercial aspect of space that forces it to be still competitive and profitable. Such a need gives rise to many innovative solutions in the city space, which allow the transmitting of information in order to attract human attention, and sometimes even make it possible to involve the user in the interaction with the space. These kinds of efforts take advantage of the intelligence of space, which makes architecture integrated with information technology and, as a result, uses lighting technology in the process of creating changing images of spaces. The article will present the influence of lighting technology on commercial space and will show solutions that increase the attractiveness of space. They will be presented depending on localization (from significant façades to less known, hidden places) and duration in the space (from fixed elements to temporary events). Moreover, the relation between the user and the space will be taken into account. Keywords: light in architecture, light in commercial spaces, intelligent spaces, media façades, light installations. 1 Introduction Light is not only indispensable for our everyday tasks, but can also be used to create the atmosphere and to build a sense of safety in the space. What is more, light allows us to change the appearance of the architectural surroundings and make it more dynamic and interesting for the users of the space. While talking about light as a tool for modifying the urban space we should take into

Keywords

light in architecture, light in commercial spaces, intelligent spaces, media façades, light installations.