Hidden lighting: 5 ways how to effectively illuminate the architectural structure
Lighting can become a determinative factor for a building, or even influence the perception and exploitation of it. Despite the fact that lightning is considered to be an independent object among the majority of architectural elements, it often comes through walls, ceilings, and floors almost entirely disappearing in order to appear only when it is necessary. So how to achieve natural lighting of the architectural structure and at the same time create an impressive atmosphere?
1. Built-in lighting
The light reflects in the material and fully interflows with it through subtle perforations in the walls of buildings. This ‘luminous cut’ can vary in width and length, providing different light effects on the surfaces.
2. Linear lights
This system enhances and highlights the surroundings, illuminating it continuously or dividing the area virtually through its transversal arrangement. In addition, it can function as non-invasive guide for the users’ movements.
3. Light streaks
These recessed lamps are hidden from sight to highlight architectural or landscape elements, indoors or outdoors. As in previous cases, it can serve as a guide at night.
4. Bright spots
Providing similar features as the previous system, bright spots are accentuated on walls, floors, or ceilings. They are built of stainless steel to cope with the weather conditions.
5. Luminous constructive elements
These innovative ‘brick of light’ illuminate a facade from inside. Luminous constructive elements look like traditional bricks and are built into a wall. They can be located in the middle or corner of a structure, and also embedded, protruded, or be put into a wall or pierce out of it.