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A Guideline of Apply Local Architectural Features in Luminaire Design




Wang, Tianyao

Type of Degree

Master's Thesis


Industrial and Graphic Design


This study is about how to apply the aesthetic elements that are extracted from local architecture as inspiration to luminaire design. After research and analysis of the areas of the world from a cultural perspective, this thesis finds the architecture that can represent the culture of that region. Then, the project uses the aesthetic elements from that architecture as design inspiration and applies it in luminaire design. The effectiveness of the design method is illustrated by an example analysis. The delivery of a set of sample luminaire will include concepts, computer models, and final physical models as a demonstration of the design guideline. When people see luminaire with local characteristics, it not only helps people to see the local characteristics of the culture that inspired the design but also helps the surrounding environment to create a local cultural atmosphere.