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Lighting Modern Buildings

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This is an important book, written by one of the top lighting designers in the country. Written at the end of a career as an architect and lighting designer, the book draws on the experience gained while living through a period of intense lighting development, from 1956 up to the millenium. It bridges the gap between the present day architect and lighting engineer, from the viewpoint of the 'independent lighting designer'.

'Lighting Modern Buildings' documents the part played by the independent lighting designer,...

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Overview

This is an important book, written by one of the top lighting designers in the country. Written at the end of a career as an architect and lighting designer, the book draws on the experience gained while living through a period of intense lighting development, from 1956 up to the millenium. It bridges the gap between the present day architect and lighting engineer, from the viewpoint of the 'independent lighting designer'.

'Lighting Modern Buildings' documents the part played by the independent lighting designer, leading to a greater understanding by architects and lighting engineers of the importance of lighting in architectural design.

The book starts with an exploration of the basic human needs of vision and the perception of our exterior world...the intellectual and the physical...since this is what lighting is all about. To do this, it is necessary to trace the development of daylight from earliest times up to the present day; the starting point for any lighting design is the 'natural' source.

Whilst an essential understanding of the role of daylight is the beginning, a knowledge of the various forms and properties of artificial light is essential; not only at night but during the day. In early buildings, there was one form of light - daylight - during the day and another - artificial - at night. No attempt was made to integrate the two. The situation today is different; there are many reasons for this, not least in the possibilities of modern structure. The book therefore has extensive coverage of day and night lighting and how it is designed to provide optimum solutions in building design.

A major portion of Derek Phillips' book is devoted to 'design'. Sufficient technical detail is provided in the book to permit an understanding of the design principles of each scheme. Schemes illustrated vary from small domestic buildings, churches and workplace, to those devoted to leisure and sport. At the end of each section a series of conclusions are drawn leading to a philosophy of lighting design.

• Learn how to design optimum lighting solutions
• Understand how to bridge the gap between architects and lighting engineers
• Discover how to integrate natural and artificial light sources

Audience: Architects, independent lighting designers, lighting engineers, students of architecture.

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Retired from a distinguished four-decade career as a British architect and lighting consultant (ancient monuments in Sri Lanka!), Phillips distills his insights for colleagues and those entering the field. He traces the role of daylight and the various forms and properties of artificial light. Arguing that the gradual integration of natural and artificial lighting mirrors the development of modern buildings, he shows how the possibilities of modern structure allow innovative design ideas combining the two. He considers both day and night lighting. Drawings and color and black-and-white photographs are used throughout. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750640824
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 8.63 (w) x 10.85 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Derek Phillips is a retired architect and lighting consultant. He established his own company of Architects and Lighting Consultants and was head of the business. He was President of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and is now Chairman for the CIBSE Daylight Group. He was also Vice President of the International Association of Lighting Designers NY from andconsultant to UNESCO on ancient monuments in Sri Lanka. He has won the UK National Lighting Award three times and has also won the European version of the prize. He has published numerous books and papers on the subject of lighting, including 'Lighting Historic Buildings' and 'LightingModern Buildings' for Architectural Press.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction 1
2 Analysis 3
3 Seeing/perception 9
4 Daylight 20
5 Light sources other than daylight 48
6 Hardware 69
7 Building structure 78
8 Installation and maintenance 87
9 Building services 96
Sect. 1 Residential 104
Sect. 2 Ecclesiastical 112
Sect. 3 Offices 122
Sect. 4 Industrial 134
Sect. 5 Transport 144
Sect. 6 Leisure 150
Sect. 7 Education 168
Sect. 8 Health 184
Sect. 9 Shops/Display 190
Sect. 10 Art galleries 198
Sect. 11 Institutions/public buildings 216
Glossary 222
Bibliography 229
Index of Architects and Interior Designers 231
Index of Lighting Designers 232
Index of Subjects 233
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