Light and architecture: ideas to illuminate the facades of houses

Light is the element that marries and enhances architecture and, when the sun sets, thehouse facade lighting becomes a solution to give a new reading to walls and outdoor spaces. It doesn’t need to be Christmas to give the beauty of artificial light to external parts. And, as with so many other applications, outdoor lighting has also gained many new opportunities related to technological evolutions. As happens for the upholstered seats of the interiors that are translated into versione outdoor, the same happens for different types of lamps, especially wall and floor lamps. However, there are always different think more than the offer of bodies with the lines they furnish, the effect of light they return. Even in this case, however, the LED lights they have brought new expressive possibilities with light sources that draw beams of light of variable width, without mentioning the solutions offered by the light bands.

The position of thelighting of the facade of the house it must follow architecture precisely because it is at the service of its lines. The first useful indication certainly comes from windows and from the openings by exploiting the spaces left free to give a rhythm with projections on the walls: if the wall does not have particular signs, it is better to focus on thin and linear light projectionswhile if there are pattern particular, as happens for the lighting of stone facades, it is better to focus on wider lights to emphasize these characteristics. Obviously other elements, such as column o archi to remain in tradition or brise soleil panels, looking at sustainable architecture, they must be enhanced with dedicated lights. In any case, the lighting for building facades must be oriented bottom up to give impetus to the lighting effect and avoid the heaviness of the shadows cast towards the ground. Or, alternatively, you can bet on double projection lampsupwards and downwards, but grazing the wall, to obtain an interesting geometry of light.

Looking at less traditional solutions of recessed or directional spotlights, but also of outdoor wall lights, there are other ways to bring light outside. One idea could be to take advantage of the internal light: with the large exposed windows, profiles increasingly thin e invisible. But even more so if filtered in some way as by a sunscreen panel.

Another alternative solution is to rely on furnishing lights in versione outdoor. Light does not always have to be aimed at the facade to bring a luminous identity to the facade of the house. Also by focusing on floor lamps it is possible to obtain light sets that are much less demanding in installation and which can be easily varied, both in the position and in the orientation of the light beam.

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