Between light and art

With the new volume "Licht Kunst Licht 5 – Lichtdesign für Architektur", the Büro Licht Kunst Licht shows how multilayered space and light can interact with each other.

Since 2005, the Licht Kunst Licht office has been documenting its realized projects in work reports that provide an insight into the projects of the lighting designers. The variety has grown considerably over the years and now also includes interactive media facades or designs with an almost sculptural character. Now, to coincide with the Light + Building Autumn Edition in October, the fifth edition "Licht Kunst Licht 5 – Lichtdesign für Architektur" (Licht Kunst Licht 5 – Lighting Design for Architecture) has been published ­– a 340-page volume documenting the planning approach and design solutions in Licht Kunst Licht's current projects: "We see light as an integral part of architecture and always try to realize our projects with as few elements as possible and focus on the overall atmosphere," says Andreas Schulz, founder of Licht Kunst Licht, about the office's philosophy.

The complexity and special challenges of the individual processes are vividly illustrated in "Licht Kunst Licht 5 – Lichtdesign für Architektur" in the form of models as well as 1:1 mock-ups. A total of 18 projects in text and images, with large-format illustrations and juxtapositions of day and night views, comprise the new volume, which presents projects such as the Oscar Niemeyer Sphere in Leipzig, the National Museum of Qatar in Doha, the Balenciaga Flagship Store in Paris, the Baden-Württemberg State Parliament in Stuttgart, and the Museum Goldkammer in Frankfurt am Main. At the same time, the work of Licht Kunst Licht's luminaire development department and its expertise in product design is highlighted. In addition, the introductory text "Light – Space – Art" by Dr. Vera Simone Bader, art historian and research associate at the Architecture Museum of the Technical University of Munich, deals with the question of how light in space and spaces with light function – and thus provides a theoretical framework for the individual projects. (aru)

Licht Kunst Licht 5 – Lichtdesign für Architektur
(Licht Kunst Licht 5 – Lighting Design for Architecture)
Andreas Schulz (Hrsg.)

340 pages, Softcover with flaps
270 photos and plans
Language: German and English
av edition, 2022
ISBN 978-3-89986-358-1
88 Euro (D)