In the right light
Commercial Design|February 2020
Arjun Rathi, founder and principal architect, Arjun Rathi Design, on critical aspects of lighting design

A truly great structure, one that is meant to stand the tests of time never disregards its environment. A serious architect takes that into account. He knows that if he wants presence, he must consult with nature. He must be captivated by the light. Always the light. Always.” – Quote from The Lake House (2006)

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