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Volume 43, 2018The 4th International Research-to-Practice Conference Lighting Design – 2017 (LD-2017)
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Creating identity with nature inspired lighting design – The Sensitive Organism
Master of Lighting Design, Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017
1 Anna-Rosa Hiort-Lorenzen: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Beáta E. Kublik: email@example.com
3 Gordon Jäntsch: firstname.lastname@example.org
4 Paulina M. Dudkiewicz: email@example.com
5 Georgios Triantafyllidis: firstname.lastname@example.org
People, as living organisms, exist in symbiosis with nature; therefore, contact with nature is a basic human need. City nature is an important aspect of the urban living environment because people need an escapist experience from the everyday city life that they should find within their close environment. The outdoor lighting of urban nightscapes has a major influence on people's perception of space. Cities with an increasing number of inhabitants and late-night economic activity transform into 24-hour operating cities. This means that more attention should be given to investigating the social needs of public spaces in terms of night-time urban lighting, creating experiences and identities with nature. This paper aims to emphasize the potential hidden in nature-inspired lighting as a topic for further development in the field of lighting design. Nature inspired lighting is based on a transdisciplinary approach, where terms like biomimicry, biophilia, and urban green space adopted from other subject fields than lighting influence the lighting design process in order to create a product addressing human inner connectedness to nature. The example used in this paper presents the concept of a lighting master plan called “The Sensitive Organism”.
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