Learning to appreciate light in architecture. Without light, even the most beautiful buildings would be trees falling in empty forests.

25th February 2011

Photo reblogged from cabbagerose :: architectural inspiration with 185 notes

The Guangzhou Opera House, Guangdong Province, China - Zaha Hadid Architects

 The use of light in this space is astounding. Talk about luxury! This opera house designed by the iconic Zaha Hadid Architects gave the lighting designers quite a lovely palette to work with. The lighting consultant, Beijing Light and View, went above and beyond with their understanding of the way light would play off the smooth surfaces. They were able to highlight the expansiveness of the hall by lighting the undersides of the terraces. What really jumps out is that playful use of sparkle. It’s like you’re looking up at a sky full of bright stars. Love it.

The Guangzhou Opera House, Guangdong Province, China - Zaha Hadid Architects

The use of light in this space is astounding. Talk about luxury! This opera house designed by the iconic Zaha Hadid Architects gave the lighting designers quite a lovely palette to work with. The lighting consultant, Beijing Light and View, went above and beyond with their understanding of the way light would play off the smooth surfaces. They were able to highlight the expansiveness of the hall by lighting the undersides of the terraces. What really jumps out is that playful use of sparkle. It’s like you’re looking up at a sky full of bright stars. Love it.

Tagged: lightdesignilluminationlightingarchitecturezaha hadid

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    OMG. i love it
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    Guangzhou opera house, Guangdong province, China/Zaha Hadid architects.
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    awesome!
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