• The first professional guide for the international lighting design scene – appears every two years • Roundabout 100 current projects for urban spaces, buildings, shopfitters and night life • Almanac with industry-related information about designers, manufacturers, fairs, exhibitions, awards
Light is a 21st century building material. New technologies that precisely control light and are economical into the bargain are opening up unimagined design potential. The urbanisation of the world, ecological challenges and worlds of work which stretch across time zones demand an architecture of light. Architects, designers and artists become the directors of light: they see buildings and spaces as three-dimensional media which tell stories. The dream of an immaterial, ethereal architecture is receiving fresh sustenance. The book presents the players who are marking out current international trends with their light concepts: for office buildings, in urban planning as well as for cultural buildings and urban night life.
The authors are Helmut M. Bien, curator of the Luminale – Biennale of lighting culture and Markus Helle, editor in chief of the journal “Highlight”.
Be published in October 2009, presented at the International Book Fair Frankfurt 248 Seiten/pages, Sprache/language: english, 49,90 Euro