Architecture exists because of light

Architecture exists because of light. The need to capture, understand and play the light is one of the keys to the success of our project.

Natural light has always been a fundamental element for playing with architectural designs and creating specific sensations, but new technologies have also allowed artificial light to develop in recent years to become a key element and an option with many more possibilities. The importance of light in architecture and its uses require a detailed planning process to obtain the best results in each project.

The importance of light in architecture: uses of light

Villa BLUE by ARK Architects 5
The importance of light in architecture lies mainly in the possibility of highlighting shapes, modeling objects and, in general, highlighting certain points of a space, and this is where artificial lighting becomes the protagonist. One of the great benefits of this lighting is the possibility to manipulate it, to achieve different effects and to place it in strategic points where natural light would never reach, to create shapes and spaces that were impossible before.
Villa BLUE by ARK Architects 5

We the architects create forms, which won’t be materialized unless light have an impact on them. Until then architecture simply doesn’t exist. Every place has a different light. To know and understand that is the first rule in order to work with our most valuable material. Here in the south of Spain there is a very strong light with high contrast, and that makes a continuous movement of opposite elements: light and shadow. Spaces still exist when the sun goes down. Every lamp has a different colour temperature; each material reflects light in a specific way… It is essential to manipulate the artificial light so that our homes would be warm and cozy, and that we could create impressive atmospheres as we do with natural light.

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