Chapter SixWhat can biology teach us about light?

125. Could buildings one day deliver the same low-energy lighting effects as squid?

125. Could buildings one day deliver the same low-energy lighting effects as squid?

This quote expresses the view of many architects: that light is fundamental to architectural form. Fewer speak of light as essential to people. Could architecture focus less on manipulating light for the sake of form and more on the masterful manipulation of light for the form’s human occupants? It certainly could if we learn some of nature’s tricks from the spookfish and the clusterwink snail ...

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