Tag Archives: architectural design

STICKY: DIALux Tutorial Anyone?

Still getting lots of traffic about DIALux and a lot of comments. Keep them coming, I and the rest of the DIALux community want to hear from you. Has anybody…..and I mean ANYBODY out there stumbled across a tutorial on … Continue reading

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Another Sketchup & Kerkythea Image

Here is another example of the power of Google Sketchup Pro 6 and Kerkythea as it pertains to lighting. This is an concept OEM LED Undercabinet lighting fixture that my company, International Light Technologies is manufacturing for a customer (the … Continue reading

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You mean a daylight planner ISN’T a little book I schedule my appointments in?!?!?

Here is a terrific yet brief article about what exactly daylight planning is and what a daylight planner does as it refers to architecture (not how your family spends April vacation 🙂 . Think of it as a quick primer … Continue reading

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“Pixel Cloud” LED Array Just Might Be The Coolest Architectural Accent Light Ever!

Finally! A really, really cool application of LEDs in architecture! Lately, everything has been “like wow, we replaced a bunch of light bulbs with LEDs…hooray!” or innovative LED illuminated windows on a very non-innovative cube building, or “look more facade … Continue reading

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Cree XLamps to Illuminate Worlds Largest…um…Illuminated Cube

Ahhh!!! It’s a giant cubicle made of blue mutant DNA strings!! AHHH!!!! Uh…sorry. I couldn’t resist. This blog is, of course, about architectural lighting so I will refrain from comment on the uh…Aqua Cube….no…the Water Block….nah… the Squishy Square….no…that’s not … Continue reading

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Architectural Lighting Blog hit 100+ Visits In One Day!

Just a quickie to let everyone know that the Architectural Lighting Blog has gone over 100 visits today! 101 as of 5:28pm EST to be exact! Hooorrrayyy!!! 8) Kewl! Thanks to all my readers out there! 101 visits doesn’t sound … Continue reading

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Zumtobel Implements Large-Scale LED Lighting Installation

Vienna mall lighting is largest Architectural LED order for Zumtobel Kudos for Zumtobel and Ledon! It’s always great to see LED innovation in architecture but the one thing, I think, that is on everyone’s mind is how the heck do … Continue reading

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Even More Free Architectural Lighting Design Tools!

I just discovered a terrific resource for architectural lighting designers called the New Buildings Institute! I’ll let the NBI explain who the NBI is here: “The NBI works with national, regional, state and utility groups to promote improved energy performance … Continue reading

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3D Light Design Rendering Using Sketchup & Kerkythea

As promised, I am posting a rendering (using the Metropolis Light Transport rendering method) showing what the great combination of Google Sketchup Pro and Kerkythea is capable of. The picture is of a simple, small commercial staircase with metal and … Continue reading

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Inexpensive Tools for Architectural Lighting Analysis

For any lighting designers or architects that have to work with lighting design and want to do some visualization for your clients might I suggest the powerful yet low cost combination of Google Sketchup Pro and Kerkythea Rendering System. Google … Continue reading

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