Light designs

Concept of a light exhibition

Light dispels darkness, forms shadows, is fascinating and above all vital for humans. There are many words with which light can be described, it has many characteristics and tasks. Light planning is often approached too theoretically. Much more important, however, is how luminaires work in reality on the room, in other words, in practice. Without a sampling of the luminaires planned on site, hardly any project will be well planned in the daily planning business. Light has a very different effect on its surroundings, whether indoors or outdoors. Therefore, luminaires must be selected in close relation to the planning object, if only to convince the client of the quality of the light. Theoretical programs show whether the luminous intensity is sufficient and complies with the regulations, but this does not mean that they fit well into the room and highlight it.

Content of the thesis

Jonas Hamacher’s concern is to create a place that enables many people to learn about the different effects of light, be it daylight or artificial light. The definition of these two terms will become clearer as the work progresses. In doing so, I would like to address as many people as possible, in other words, a broad target group. In order to understand the effect of light, the exhibition should be understandable for everyone, without having any previous knowledge in this field. In no way should the lights be in the foreground, as it is the case at a fair. The light should stand for itself and make the rooms of the exhibition experiencable, exciting and special, i.e. it should bring its positive characteristics clearly into the room.

Different lighting moods

The master thesis shows the different lighting moods in a building designed for this purpose. In the museum it is about “direct light”, “indirect light”, “grazing light and its effect on materials”, “effect of light colors on materials” and also about ” atmospheric light via floor standing pendant lights”.