The aim of illuminating a building is to recall the entirety of what you are looking at as if it is in daylight. Of course, a great benefit of using flexible lighting is that you can change the entire feel of a building by using a slightly different angle of light, or a different colour wash. You can enhance and expose details of a building by plays of light and shadow. But when it comes to historical buildings, what guidelines and products do you need to be aware of?
A lot of historic buildings and monuments can be enhanced with striking external lighting, which truly add to the character of the space. However, it’s important to realise that this can at times highlight flaws and views of the structure that may need to remain hidden. Historic England has a great document on the external lighting of historic buildings and the considerations to bear in mind when developing lighting schemes.
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