“The purpose of lighting designs is not to add light, but to add planning”

 

Form, colour, distance, space, size, pattern and perspective are incomprehensible without light. Light facilitates shaping and changing the visible architecture.

 

The character of a structure is never the same in artificial light as it is in daylight. Using artificial lighting, desired characteristics can be enhanced, and new characteristics added. Lighting design not only conveys the desired message, but also totally new experiences.

 

Providing lifetime experiences is the most important factor for snow and ice constructions. A snowy environment is always different to a snow-free environment when it comes to illumination, as the site and surroundings to be illuminated are made from the same wintry material; snow and ice. Nevertheless, the same basic elements apply to lighting methods: highlighting and silhouette lighting.