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The 10th Annual AL Light & Architecture Design Awards
Elizabeth Donoff / Architectural Lighting / August 1, 2013
Once again, the projects submitted to the AL Light & Architecture Design Awards did not disappoint. The best of the best, these project represent architectural lighting at the top of its game.
Once again, the projects submitted to the AL Light & Architecture Design Awards did not disappoint. Diversity in project location, design thinking, and technical problem solving characterized the pool of more than 80 international entries. The jury, a group of leading architects and lighting designers (read more about them on page 50), deliberated for two-and-a-half days. The projects on the pages that follow are the results of their intense project reviews and discussions.
The best of the best, these projects represent architectural lighting design at the top of its game. Successful aesthetic responses are merely one part of the winning design equation; technical prowess is another. Still, it’s not just the use of the latest luminaires or leading-edge technologies that set these projects apart, it’s the willingness of the design teams to research and explore the options. Often that means designing a custom luminaire, or using a lighting methodology in a way that it was not originally intended.
At its heart, design is about being curious, and it’s that sense of inquisitiveness that has led to these design solutions that transform our spaces and our experiences.