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dc.contributor.authorMcArthur, Angela
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-04T23:51:22Z
dc.date.available2011-05-04T23:51:22Z
dc.date.issued1988
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/3498
dc.description.abstractWith this study of outdoor lighting, I hoped to gain some knowledge of a subject that is generally little understood by landscape architects. I have examined many areas of outdoor lighting, including technical details, functional and aesthetic elements of application. My objectives were to give some helpful information in a practical way. I have included diagrams and photographs which illustrate some of the more basic techniques. These techniques show how one can use light to model the shape and form of exterior features, and to create a certain mood ranging from the subtle to the spectacular. I have shown a range of effects as well as the standardised measurements and equipment necessary to adequately light a specific space at night. I have considered historical developments, as well as twentieth century applications. Many New Zealand urban spaces may seem underlit by international standards. However, we are traditionally a nation of homebodies, rather than nighttime city dwellers, looking for outdoor entertainment. Perhaps our cities of the future can become more dynamic places to socialise in. Some good outdoor facilities, such as Midland Park in Wellington and the new Victoria Square development in Christchurch, are providing opportunities for landscape designers to work with this exciting medium. Not only is outdoor lighting a public affair, but any small space that dull or unemotional, can be brought to life with appropriate lighting. The climate in New Zealand is conducive to pedestrian and outdoor living at night. Therefore, the landscape designer must have some knowledge of lighting in order to succeed today.en
dc.format94 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterbury
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectlandscape architectureen
dc.subjectoutdoor lightingen
dc.subjectlightingen
dc.titleLighting for the outdoors : a dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Diploma of Landscape Architecture in the University of Canterbury [Lincoln College]en
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelDiplomaen
thesis.degree.nameDiploma of Landscape Architectureen
lu.thesis.supervisorKirby, Val
lu.contributor.unitSchool of Landscape Architecture
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dc.subject.anzsrc120107 Landscape Architectureen
dc.subject.anzsrc120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)en


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