of the building and the vertical elements of its design. The whole scheme
was given cohesion by limiting the lighting to a three-way colour palette.
When we lit a curved hotel and its landscape (previous page, bottom), we
emphasised the curve of the building by adding a continuous line of light
at the base, so the building appeared to float. Light from inside creates a
focal point in the centre. The remaining building light is reflected from the
lighting integrated in the hard and soft landscape.
But what happens if a building has both curved and angular elements
(top)? The variety of forms allowed us to use several different lighting
techniques: lighting from within, narrow beam vertical emphasis, and the
framing of shapes by integrated light in handrails and balustrades. These
effects were given cohesion by a line of feature colour.
Traditional architecture presents a different set of challenges. The
decorative elements of the traditional building style (above) led us to ▼