These population increases and rising demand for real estate have meant that it’s almost impossible to afford a house in Australia’s major cities. With the desire for inner city living still going strong, people are replacing the dream of living in a house with an apartment.
Australians are discovering the joys of having no lawns to mow, no wasted space to heat, cool, clean and furnish and often a far greater sense of security and community. As more people live in closer quarters, and often with less access to natural light, it is important to consider how these new living arrangements affect our general health and wellbeing in the context of ‘Human-Centric Lighting’.
Lighting impacts on our moods considerably throughout the day. Architects understand that natural light through windows has a calming effect on our emotions, particularly in the context of multi-residential housing where generous outdoor space is often not as easily accessible. A balance can be achieved with significant advances in LED technology delivering warm light similar to the effect incandescents have comforted us with for decades.