architectural lighting

The Overuse of Daylighting?

“At the precise moment when the tools and techniques of the field have reached an unprecedented level of sophistication, the fiscal squeeze is on. Lighting budgets increasingly fall prey to last-minute cuts. State-of-the-art systems are seen as extravagances. At the same time, and in seeming contradiction, clients want more function, more efficiency, and more beauty—if possible, for less.”

Several years ago James Benya, a Portland, Oregon-based lighting designer identified daylighting as the “next big thing.” “Much to his chagrin, daylighting subsequently became one of the most popular and most commonly misapplied green building strategies” - via Metropolis Magazine

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