Structural and mimetic lighting
Our ideal architectural lighting system should be hidden in the structure, should be functional but energy saving.
It should highlight the volumes and the paths, by chromatic and/or graphic light signs.
By this lighting style the architectural structure becomes a “virtual lamp”, and the perceived effect of the light overcomes the aesthetic aspect of the lamps, “ideally invisible”.
The light must be concentrated and directed toward the main zones, while the passage zones will keep a relatively lower brightness.
This approach, beyond saving energy, creates that pleasant and necessary game of contrasts which gives “depth of field” to the vision, exalts the perception of shapes and volumes, lowers the necessary flux.
A good lighting design cannot exist without creating a game between lights and shadows.
Service light - Base light - Accent light
They are the three working levels for a structural and mimetic light design, able to give value to the aesthetic and functional perception of spaces and volumes.
The different balance among the three working levels allows to obtain different volumetric perceptions and functional targets.