Uni Blog 2018

Hello, so this is a little glimpse into the thoughts and things around my final major project from university (over a year ago). The aim of the blog was explore the topic of atmosphere and how objects within the home can influence it. Feels like a million years ago I started this but anyway, hope you enjoy 

Nicolas Dorval-Bory’s 'Spectral Apartment'

The Spectral Apartment originally began as a Parisian studio which lacked natural light so it was architect Nicolas Dorval-Bory’s brief to solve this using artificial light.

To help him do so he took an objective approach, looking into CRI (colour rendering index) of each room, providing each space with the necessary lighting for the task at hand.

As a result, the flat has been split into two clear areas to offset the lack of natural light. the kitchen and living room are illuminated with fluorescent tubes emitting a high CRI glow for maximum colour reception, while low CRI sodium lamps provide a warmer hue in the bedroom.

The 'Spectral Apartment' is of great interest as it demonstrates how different lights are used within the home; whilst also highlights how different space of the home is used for different things. This thought will be something I will keep in mind as I begin to think of the role of each light.

Blair McIntosh