Embracing light as a fundamental design tool

Nulty recently formed part of a design challenge – Place Light First – hosted by iGuzzini and the Architects’ Journal. The objective of the challenge was to encourage architects to embrace light as a fundamental design tool, demonstrating the successful integration of light with architecture.

Six architecture practices took part in the challenge, each being given a brief encouraging them to use light to enhance a space or building of their choice. The architects each collaborated with a reputed lighting designer, discussing and improving their scheme through the technical expertise of the lighting designer. The event culminated in an interesting roundtable discussion involving all participants.

Paul Nulty joined forces with Office of Subversive Architecture to create a son et lumière spectacle of Architectenbureau Kirch, Hermans, Van der Eerden’s 1969 GGD Tower, Eindhoven.

Read about the challenge here and see the importance of collaboration between architect and lighting designer to enhance a building or urban environment, using light as the principal design tool.

Banner render: Office for Subversive Architecture & Nulty