In modern cities, with the rapid development of the economy and the continuous improvement of people’s living standards, the pressure of life and work is increasing.
As a result, open garden spaces in cities are becoming increasingly popular. The emphasis on the lighting design of such ‘urban oases’ is also increasing. So what are the common approaches to the design of different types of landscape?
Night lighting for buildings
The most commonly used night lighting for buildings are flood lighting, profile lighting and internal translucent lighting.
The floodlighting of the building façade is the direct irradiation of the building façade with light projection (floodlighting) lamps at a certain angle calculated according to the design to reshape the image of the building at night. The effect is not only to reveal the full image of the building, but also to show the building’s shape, three-dimensional sense, decorative stone materials and material texture, and even decorative detailing can be effectively expressed.
Floodlighting does not simply reproduce the daytime image of the building, but uses the light, colour and shadow of the projection lighting to recreate a more dynamic, beautiful and majestic image of the building at night.
Architectural outline lighting is the direct outlining of buildings with line light sources (string lights, neon lights, Menai lights, light guide tubes, LED light strips, through-body luminous fibres, etc.). The edges of buildings can also be contoured with a narrow beam of light.
Internal translucent lighting is the use of indoor light or lamps in special locations to transmit light from the inside of the building to form a lively and transparent night lighting effect.