The following list represents Architectural Lighting’s top performing articles across all departments in 2016. Here’s a chance to catch up on your AL reading list.
Blue-Light Hazard and LEDs: Fact or Fiction?
The advent of solid-state lighting in everyday applications has renewed research interest in whether its spectral profile can lead to increased health risks.
From Nets to Networks
The aerial artwork of Janet Echelman.
The breath of work, high level of creativity, and technical prowess showcased in the following selection of international projects prove that the tenets of good design hold true no matter the project brief or location.
Dutch artist Herman Kuijer has transformed two highway underpasses into permanent light art installations.
PHT Lighting Design cleverly imitates natural light for the interior of a hotel lobby.
The 2016 Lightfair Innovation Award Winners
This year's top products show the prevalence of LED technology for integrated sensors, color-tuning, and more.
Annual Daylighting Performance Metrics, Explained
Adopted by the Illuminating Engineering Society, Spatial Daylight Autonomy and Annual Sunlight Exposure allow designers to quantify and compare the success of daylit spaces.
10 New Fixtures to Illuminate the Outdoors
Bollards, wallwashers, floodlights, and more round out the latest in exterior illumination.
Old New York by Way of Down Under
Sydney-based interior designers Alexander & Co. recruited lighting firm POV to transform a heritage-protected railway station into a streetlamp-filled restaurant that transports diners to 1920s Manhattan.
2016 AL Light & Architecture Design Awards
A look at this year's winning projects and jury.
2016 Product Issue: 24 Fixtures for the Outdoors
From subtle sconces to powerful site luminaires, these fixtures illuminate building exteriors, parking lots, pedestrian areas, and more.
A comprehensive renovation, more than two years in the making, sets a new benchmark for museum gallery lighting.
Cline Bettridge Bernstein’s lighting design for a landmarked New York City building anchors it on Union Square and transforms it into a reference point for the area.
2016 AL Design Awards: 85 Broad Street
Commendable Achievement • Interior Lighting
2016 Product Issue: 24 Sleek Direct/Indirect Luminaires
With a streamlined form factor, these fixtures bring diffuse light to applications including offices, education spaces, retail, and more.
2016 AL Design Awards: The Broad
Commendable Achievement • Whole Buildings
Realizing the Internet of Things
Lightfair’s first-ever IoT & Smart Lighting Forum showcased the enthusiasm of established lighting companies and tech startups to make luminaires invaluable to an information-driven future.
The luminous globe that depicts the world as it was in 1935 gets a 21st-century update.
2016 Product Issue: 24 Decorative Fixtures For Any Occasion
Fun with form, color, and materials allow these luminaires to stand out.
A Titan’s Lair
The interiors of a Chicago steakhouse recall a bygone era and pay homage to a turn-of-the century meatpacking tycoon.
Back on the Old Block
A deluxe homecoming for Barneys New York in Chelsea.
A challenging site requires a skilled lighting strategy to illuminate the gateway to Balboa Park in San Diego.
In adapting a series of historic Amsterdam canal palaces to be used as a hotel, dpa Lighting Consultants used existing and period-sympathetic luminaires and discretely concealed fixtures to develop a scheme that highlights the architecture without calling attention to it.
2016 Product Issue: 18 Efficient Downlights
This year's roundup contains the smallest housings yet for this fixture category.
Page, Reagan National Airport
A new lighting feature for an airport terminal responds to changing illumination levels and elevates the travel experience.
Light+Building 2016: First Impressions
A snapshot with some initial impressions of this bi-annual lighting fair.
Sean Collier Memorial
Unique and tragic events called for an unconventional lighting solution for this memorial in the MIT campus.
Light+Building 2016: Luminale Preview
This lighting festival, held during Light+Building in Frankfurt, showcases light’s artistic possibilities in an urban arena.
Four projects showcase the diversity of illumination solutions for hospitality and retail settings.
Light+Building 2016: Trend Forum
The Trend Forum at Light+Building showcases trends in the home for 2016-2017 and is geared toward designers and architects working in interiors.