Darkness can have an abundance of light qualities every bit as interesting as those of light-flooded rooms.
Lighting in open spaces has signicantly changed in recent years. Its worldwide increase impacts humans and the natural environment. In order to minimise the negative effects of articial light in outdoor spaces, astronomers, environmental associations and manufacturers have begun to cooperate for a new awareness of darkness. They have announced a new approach to designing and planning the use of artifcial light called “Dark Sky”. Their addressees are architects designing the nocturnal illumination of facades, urban planners and landscape architects.
Dark sky – Less light is more. In: Topos. Munich 2018 No.102, p.36-43. Callwey.
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