Lighteam is a multiple award winning architectural lighting design studio that articulates its practice through different academic, humanistic, artistic, technical, and scientific standpoints on light and lighting. In 1986, Lighteam was founded as a studio directed towards the investigation and development of architectural lighting through transdisciplinary methods. Formed by a talented multidisciplinary team, Lighteam is engaged in a continuous effort of finding new meanings and applications of light that can communicate on a physical, spiritual, emotional, and rational level. Lighteam, lead by Gustavo Avilés, is a studio engaged in the investigation of technical, academic, and design resources to develop and promote an architectural lighting culture endowed with creativity, efectiveness, and efficiency. Our interest is to transform the way we interact, conceive and approach both natural and artificial lighting. Covering from small to large scale projects and the myriad of possible scenarios, our talented team is skilled to analyze every specific condition and assert a fitting lighting design for housing, commercial, institutional, museums, landscaping, city master plans, and temporary artistic projections, performances, and installations. Using transdisciplinary methods and cutting edge techniques and equipment, lighteam is able to translate light into design material to define and enhance forms and space, accentuate details, take on the senses, influence movement, and create ambiances. Our profound commitment to each project, sense of responsibility, optimum lighting results, and breakthrough proposals, position us at the forefront of the lighting design market. Working with Lighteam is a gateway to explore new territories, paving every step of the way with new ideas. LIGHTEAM Gustavo Avilés, is one of the most innovative studios dedicated to investigation of technical, academic, and design resources to develop and promote an architectural lighting culture endowed with creativity, efectiveness, and efficiency. Following the words of Alexandre de Salzmann: For us, then, light does something more than tell stories about thesun, moon and stars. We do not demand of it that it produce effects. Nor must it make things pretty, nor evoke moods. It must only give to colors, surfaces, lines, bodies and movements the possibility of unfolding themselves. None of these elements should act at the other’s expense, least of all the lighting itself, which should function as a binding force. A “reverberating light”–that is what we seek. Needless to say, such light must fill all the space at hand, including both the audience and the performers.

Light, Lighting and Illumination Alexandre de Salzmann

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