So many professions are prone to clichéd phrases, like the Football Managers “we’re building a team for the future” or in business, “Blue sky / outside the box thinking, this is just a heads-up” etc. With all that modern life throws at us it’s easy to become lost in repetition and mistake it for understanding, as it can be easier to trot out a well used phrase than to truly make ourselves understood. In our field of architectural lighting, two common phrases would include: “Architectural lighting is the marriage of art and science” and “Lighting is for people”. Both sentiments are so ubiquitous that it is easy to dismiss them as cliché without really trying to understand the deeper sentiments behind them. Are there lessons that we fail to learn by dismissing these sentiments out of hand? Perhaps by combining these twin concepts “Lighting is a marriage of Art and Science AND is for people”, we can breathe new life into a platitude. more
Light Bureau principal Paul Traynor was recently interviewed on, one of our favourite podcasts, the Business of Architecture. The podcast features architects, designers and other consultants who discuss the many aspects of running and developing a design practice and share their experience and best tips with the listeners. more
The ILP’s Professional Lighting Summit is taking place in Solihull the 24th and 25th of September. Paul Traynor has been invited to speak on the second day of the conference, his paper is titled ‘Strategies for Public Realm Lighting’.
“If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else”
L. J. Peter
The paper will discuss the many factors that are to be considered when developing a strategy and expand on our approach through the use of case-studies. The case studies will range from our work with the Royal Academy in London to the lighting masterplan for Porto Montenegro.