6 Is light a drug?
A growing body of research appears to show that lighting is surprisingly potent in affecting the
human body. Should we start to think of it as a drug? Robert Bain reports.
14 Jørn Utzon: crafter of light
To many minds, Jørn Utzon’s overriding legacy is the iconic Sydney Opera House. In truth, the
Dane was no form fetishist, but a crafter of light. By Richard Weston.
32 Edison Avery Price
Edison Avery Price was one of New York’s greatest sons. His work at the Kimbell Art Museum is a
fitting legacy – and a challenge to current generations of lighting designers. By Jonathan Glancey.
42 The gods of glass
The influence of the Bauhaus on light in architecture cannot be overstated. It articulated a subtle
argument about the relationship between light and space, says Dr Henrietta Lynch.
54 How to give us back the stars
Future commentators will be staggered by the huge amounts of energy we have sprayed
needlessly into the sky. By Carl Gardner.
60 Why this bubbling green slime is the future of windows
The world’s first building with an algae façade has just won the Zumtobel award for its
pioneering technology. By Jill Entwistle.
72 Roger Narboni
France’s first ‘urban lighting designer’ believes we should light for people, not buildings – and he’s
practicing what he preaches in Paris. By Lucy Anna Scott.
82 Heavy metal
Over-engineered, overpriced and all over our bars and restaurants, why are reclaimed luminaires
and incandescent lamps the hottest things in lighting this year? By Martin Tomlinson.
94 Back to the future
We live in interesting times, says light fixture designer Jake Dyson, but we should never lose sight
of fundamental design values.
100 BEST PRACTICE: INTEGRATION
The Holy Grail of lighting design practice is the seamless fusion of daylight, electric light and
architecture. We choose some of the world’s most successful examples. By Jill Entwistle.
Fourteen pages of inspiring projects from around the world, chosen by the Lighting team.
142 Sketchbook: The tricks to turn glass from foe to friend
Lighting designer Mary Rushton-Beales of the Lighting Design House opens her sketchbook to
reveal the special techniques her profession uses to overcome the challenge of glass.
Cover: The Tsukimichi restaurant in Japan, best Asian restaurant in the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2014.
Design: Spinifex. Picture: Toshihisa Ishii. See page 128.
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