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Designing For People With Light

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A presentation delivered at DesignDC regarding ideas and methods related to the importance of lighting design.

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Designing For People With Light

  1. 1. DESIGNING FORPEOPLE WITH LIGHT• Kelly Ennis, The Verve Partnership• Patricia Bou, AIA, LEED AP Cannon Design• Samantha LaFleur, LaFleur Associates
  2. 2. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Understand how to use light - to enforce a visual experience - create visual and functional experiences for building occupants - how light can be the tie that binds a space together - how occupant-centric lighting design save energy - how to communicate with your lighting practioner
  3. 3. [vurv] –noun1.enthusiasm or vigor, as in literary or artistic work;spirit: Her latest novel lacks verve.2. vivaciousness; liveliness; animation: I like a teacher with plenty of verve.3. Archaic . talent.
  4. 4. LIGHT AS SHERPA
  5. 5. [sher-puh, shur-] –noun, plural –pas,1.a member of a people of Tibetan stock livingin the Nepalese Himalayas, who often serve asporters on mountain-climbing expeditions.2. an expert chosen by a chief executive toassist in preparations for a gov’t/exec meeting.3. guide
  6. 6. TRANSFORM THE BUILDING - DAY TO NIGHT
  7. 7. TRANSFORM THE BUILDING - DAY TO NIGHT
  8. 8. DEFINE ENTRY
  9. 9. TRANSITIONS
  10. 10. TRANSITIONS
  11. 11. DEFINE CIRCULATION
  12. 12. DEFINE CIRCULATION
  13. 13. DEFINE CIRCULATION
  14. 14. DEFINE ZONES
  15. 15. ENHANCE CIRCULATION
  16. 16. FUNCTIONAL LIGHTING
  17. 17. SUPPORT A BRAND
  18. 18. SUPPORT A BRAND
  19. 19. SUPPORT A BRAND
  20. 20. LARGE VOLUME SPACES
  21. 21. LARGE VOLUME SPACES
  22. 22. LARGE VOLUME SPACES
  23. 23. BACKGROUND
  24. 24. CREATING PLACE
  25. 25. THE POWER OF DESIGN
  26. 26. CREATE EXPERIENCES• Define visual extents & occupant pathways• Design 3 visual sequences• Visual hierarchy: Choose one big move
  27. 27. DEFINE VISUAL EXTENTS
  28. 28. CREATE EXPERIENCESYou control the progression ofgeometries, textures, orientationand brightness – which impactshow quickly, loudly, happily youroccupants move through thespaces.
  29. 29. LIGHT LEVEL PROGRESSION
  30. 30. DESIGN SEQUENCE – DAYTIME SUNNY
  31. 31. DESIGN SEQUENCE – DAYTIME CLOUDY
  32. 32. DESIGN SEQUENCE – NIGHTTIME
  33. 33. VISUAL HIERARCHY
  34. 34. LAYER UP FROM ZERO• What if there was no electric light?• Glazed apertures = light fixture• Use additive not subtractive process
  35. 35. LIGHT WHERE ITS NEEDED
  36. 36. DESIGNING FORPEOPLE WITH LIGHT• Kelly Ennis, The Verve Partnership• Patricia Bou, AIA, LEED AP, Cannon Design• Samantha LaFleur, LaFleur Associates

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