By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Your browser seems to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser.

Close

Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Close

Take part in Place: Light First Twitterview

Designers will tomorrow discuss how to integrate light with architecture during an interactive interview on Twitter.

Readers are invited to join in a debate hosted by The AJ and lighting specialist iGuzzini between 1pm and 2pm tomorrow (30 July).

iGuzzini contends that the integration of light and architecture is too often considered at the end of a project’s design development. If incorporated at an earlier stage, it says, light can play a significant role in breaking up and defining space, underscoring a building’s angles and curves and increasing public enjoyment of a place.

The company has been working with The AJ over the past two months on a design challenge entitled Place: Light First, in which six architects were asked to create a proposal to demonstrate successful integration of light with architecture.

Each of the six invited firms – Architecture 00, AY Architects, Erect Architecture, RCKa, vPPR Architects and the Office for Subversive Architecture (OSA) - were paired up with a lighting designer to discuss and improve their schemes at an event at iGuzzini’s headquarters in Guildford last month.

The six responses, published in The AJ over the past six weeks, focus on using light to rejuvenate urban public realm and transform people’s experience of the city. They range from smaller-scale initiatives involving a bus or a park, to large projects involving a skyscraper and, in one scheme, the night sky.

The #PlaceLightFirst Twitterview, hosted by @ArchitectsJrnal, will see The AJ ask iGuzzini a series of questions about the design challenge and wider subject. 

Readers can participate by following @ArchitectsJrnal and @iGuzziniUK and view the edited Twitterview from 3pm on Storify.com.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

Related Jobs

Sign in to see the latest jobs relevant to you!

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters