Light in Architecture: The Intangible Material

Light in Architecture: The Intangible Material

by Elisa Valero Ramos


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781859465967
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
Publication date: 12/17/2015
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 980,983
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Elisa Valero Ramos is an award-winning architect who runs a cutting-edge practice in Granada, Spain. Author of five books, she is also a university professor with an international reputation for her specialism in natural light. Having studied, researched, practised and taught on the subject for over 20 years, Elisa has led various governmental research projects and has been invited to teach at a number of universities around the world – most recently at London South Bank University and the AA School of Architecture. Elisa is based at the University of Granada and is currently undergoing a study into the effects of natural light on human wellbeing.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Role of Light in Architecture 1. The Importance of Light 2. Light and Geography 3. Light as an Instrument for Abstraction Part 2: Working with Light in Architecture 4. Natural Light: Bringing the Outside, Inside 5. Filtered Light: Creating Atmosphere 6. Focused Light: Shadowplay Part 3: Light in Architecture from Past to Present 7. Light and Architectural Inheritance 8. Artificial Light: The Great Invention 9. Light Today: From Real to Right

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