Cover: The Westside Shopping and Leisure Centre, Bern-Brunnen, Switzerland, has a crystalline structure that
encloses public spaces and leisure facilities. Design: Daniel Libeskind. See page 10.
16 ‘The most important building material is light’
American-Polish architect Daniel Libeskind likens light to the ‘spirit of a building’, and he
wants that spirit to be surprising. By Jill Entwistle.
30 ‘Lighting professionals shouldn’t compete with the sun – they should hold its
Veteran light artist Olafur Eliasson creates connections between architecture, light and space in
a way that makes people feel unsettled. Nicky Trevett reports.
52 Pioneers: Achille Castiglioni
A seamless mix of the practical and the aesthetic, with a generous serving of wit, explains why
Achille Castiglioni became one of the most important industrial designers of the 20th century.
68 Design File
Lighting schemes for a port terminal built from shipping containers, historic libraries, cultural
centres, and a theatre masquerading as a giant Chinese lantern.
From spots in slots to the Turrell by way of the raft, the skylight and the backlit panel; here are
10 ways to integrate lighting expertly into architecture. With Doug James of Mindseye.
114 A history of lighting in 20 objects
Lamps were mankind’s first mass-produced items. Martin Tomlinson celebrates our journey
from fire to LEDs and the objects we created to illuminate our daily lives.
We curate a collection of the inspiring and innovative projects from around the globe.
146 Sketchbook: How to use light to emphasise form
Lighting Design House principal Mary Rushon-Beales on how form and shape often dictate
the design of the exterior lighting of a building, whatever its style.
Playful is the Night, a community project at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London.
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