“Putting light on a building is not about just putting light on a building,” explains Focus Lighting principal Paul Gregory. “There has to be a story line that people can enjoy, learn from—one that causes them to think.”
The Art of Lighting
Photo: © Ivan Toth Depeña
Reflect at the Stephen P. Clark Government Center in Miami, Florida
What Hollywood would call the backstory is key when translating an artistic vision to architecture. Like 21st-century frescoes, the illuminations that follow paint moving pictures that fuse with building surfaces, and represent Renaissance-like collaborations between art and technology—and among the artist, architect, lighting designer, and technician.