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Urban garage, day and night contemporary-patio

Urban garage, day and night

Photography Michelle Litvin

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July 23, 2013
swetz wrote:
What Garage Door Hardware was used for the door to be flush?
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Dave Conrad
swetz, the doors probably face the alley. this is the back of the garage.
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Tame the LightLighting doesn't have to be brilliant to create impact. Subtle lighting that peeks out from wall slats gives enough glow to make this backyard patio romantic and cozy.
Asked about using natural versus artificial light, Turrell has said, "There isn't any unnatural light." This statement opens up the artist to all types of lighting (remember how his Skyspaces use both the light from the sun and ambient light from fixtures), but it also gets at the various qualities of light that are emitted and reflected by different sources (sun, stars, moon, fluorescent bulbs, incandescent bulbs etc.). To think of light as a thing that has a tangible presence, even as its source is invisible, is to start to consider it in creative ways.This garage in Chicago is pretty interesting during the day, but the lighting in the scales makes it even better at night. The lighting and architecture are integral; the wall, rather than a freestanding lamp, illuminates the space.
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Light selectively. Motion-sensing lights are a great way to light areas only when they are in use. It also helps to simply turn lights off when they are not needed. This includes interior home lights that may shine on the beachfront. Light pollution from the home on the shoreline can be shielded with dense vegetation layers planted along the property line.

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lighting idea great
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nice control for ambient exterior lighting
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lighting and pathway
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Garage. Roof patio?
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Lighting with horizontal slats .
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