Natural Light is Important in Architecture

Date: 17 May 2021.

Light has been fundamental in architecture. It attempts to transcend architecture to mean more than what it has to be. Well again, both natural and artificial lights are important elements in architecture. However, considering the benefits of natural light, architects prefer incorporating more and more natural light in their designs.

In architecture, one of the best ways to determine whether the building is good or not - is by evaluating how natural light is handled through the space it illuminates. Archeologically, “Lack of Natural Lighting” in architecture is one of the biggest complaint areas from building occupants.

Light defines the character of a space and the architect’s perception of it. The level of brightness, the system in which light is distributed and the shadows it casts all together play a huge role in architecture design.

Natural light is one absolutely awesome and ever-changing tool that can totally transform the effect on the look and feel of the building structure. The overall dimension of the space, the colour choices, the furniture and materials, the surface finishes, and the time of the day – every single element influences and affects the way light reacts in a living space.

Sensitive use of natural light plays a key role in creating a warm and inviting environment. Whereas, a poorly lit room can make the environment dull and gloomy.

Moreover, natural lighting offers several health benefits. It soothes the mind, body, and soul, relieves stress, and improves mental well-being.

IMK architect is one such firm that believes in incorporating natural lights in designs. Symbiosis University Hospital and Research Center by IMK architect is one building that uses natural ventilation and daylight - as much as possible.

The magnificent Symbiosis University Hospital and Research Centre (SUHRC) in Pune, was declared the Supreme Winner, at the annual Surface Design Awards in London. The firm has also won in the ‘Public Building Exterior' category for its design of SUHRC. The hospital fascinated the hearts of all judges. It was praised for innovation and the dynamic use of eco-friendly materials.

IMK Architects is one of the top architects in India. Headquartered in Mumbai, it is led by the father-son duo of I. M. Kadri and Rahul Kadri. It is further supported by a strong multidisciplinary team of architects, designers, planners, engineers, and visualization artists. The team’s integrity, vision, and commitment to the betterment of society is hugely inspiring. Social consciousness, sustainability, and robust designs have been the cornerstones of the practice. The team’s holistic design solutions don’t just meet initial expectations but also transcend them.

The firm expertise's in various segments ranging from Healthcare, Hospitality, Educational Campuses, Institutions, Self-Redevelopment, Residential Townships, and more. So whether you are looking for a hotel architect, school architect, healthcare architect in India, or a residential architect in India – look no further than IMK architect.