CPLD is an award winning independent lighting design consultancy with a track record of inspired architectural design of both daylight and artificial lightning projects around the world. Our aim is to provide to our clients innovative and aesthetic solutions, where the usage of the lighting proposal will power/strengthens the architectural design and will signify its identity.
Our team is consisted of people with different backgrounds and interests but with the same vision of light in the built environment, Our collaborations with leader architectural and design firms/offices and our enrollment in the design and the development of a large variety of projects including, offices, shopping centers, hotels, restaurants, bars, residential developments, museums and other, give us the opportunity to respond in any given need of a project.
Having as base point the knowledge and the expertise, and as motivation the passion for lighting design and the reach of innovative ideas, we approach each project from a different dimensions providing solutions in architectural lighting, based on the latest technologies talking always into considaration the needs, the usage and atmosphere of each space. We are keen on the “Green Design” therefore all our proposals are based in environmentally friendly solutions.
Meetings with architect / client to establish project requirements, design direction and way that light is interpreted in the project.
The image and fuction of light in the project is considered in this stage. We work close with the design team to develop details that will enhance the identity of the project.
Our proposals are based not only to the aesthetical aspect of the design but take into account all the practical issues of costs, buildability, ease of maintenance and the sustainability of the dedign.
Sketches, images, diagrams and visualization are the ways that we communicate our designto the design team.
Design development Specification
At this stage we turn conceptual ideas into design details. Mock-ups and lighting trials take place to demonstrate the lighting effects and details, helping/ informing the construction process. Detailed layouts, drawings, luminaires specification and relevant documentation are provided enabling contract packages to be produced.
We work close with the construction team for the correct implementation of the design and we provide support in any coordination or installation issues. Site visits are required to maintain an overview of the progress on-site during the contract period. Programming and focusing the lighting systems take place in the commissioning stage ensuring the delivery of the lighting concept.
Patterns of light and dark affect both our perceptions of the world and our emotional and phsycological responses, and thus they are essential in gathering information about the psycal world. Good-quality lighting can supportal visual performance and interpersonal communication and improve our feelings of well-being. Bad-quality lighting can be uncomfortable and confusing and can inhibit visual performance.
The role of the lighting designer is to match and rank the needs of the people using the space with the economic and environmental considerations and the architectural objectives, and then translate the results into a workable design and fuctional installation in other words provide lighting quality into the project.