How to design an urban courtyard

How to design an urban courtyard

Cities are becoming ever more busy and congested and in response attractive spaces are needed where people can find peace and quiet. At night city squares and courtyards need to be safe havens and places where people can gather after dark. In our latest Design Clinic, Lux's technical editor considers the best ways to light an urban courtyard.

How to light a building facade

How to light a building facade

Modern building facades can be just as worthy of floodlighting as historic ones. It’s the quality of architecture that counts rather than the age of the structure.