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The Lighting Practice

The Lighting Practice

Philadelphia, PA

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Photo Credit: Barry Halkin, Jeff Totaro
Photo Credit: Barry Halkin, Jeff Totaro
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Annenberg Public Policy Center

APPC studies the nexus of media, opinion and policy. It provides transparent views through the news and noise into the truth. Sunlight – as metaphor for this process – is the motivating source for this project’s lighting design. Daylight filters through wooden screens on the perimeter glazing and faceted atrium skylight to animate the building by day while interior electric light, integrated sparingly, adds transparency and reinforces the relationship of forms in the architecture. The shape and placement of luminaires does not distract, but rather augments essential rhythms in the architecture. The sustainability of this approach echoes the fundamental necessity of APPC’s mission.


Awards & Recognition

  •     Honor Award for Design Excellence: Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
  •     Award of Merit: The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

Architect: Ballinger

 

 
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Status: Built
Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

 
Photo Credit: Barry Halkin, Jeff Totaro
Photo Credit: Barry Halkin, Jeff Totaro
Photo Credit: Barry Halkin, Jeff Totaro
Photo Credit: Barry Halkin, Jeff Totaro

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