Written by Abhay M. Wadhwa. “We praise shadows and darkness, or rather, the sculpting of light. The question is not how we can harness light, but rather how can we curate light.” WHEN DID DARKNESS BECOME BAD? The most prominent and fundamental element of our critique of..read more
Why We Should Define Light as an Overarching Consideration of the Visual Sense (as it is informed by our culture, climate, and materiality)?
The Paradigm Shift and Our Zeitgeist (Part 1) Light exists in our zeitgeist as a medium by which we receive different forms of information, but it exists more explicitly through its capacity to help us to see. However, light possesses a broader contextualization. Light informs the mood and our a..read more
Join us at the 16th annual International Light Association (ILA) conference in Pula, Croatia from Sept. 18th to 20th.
The International Light Association (ILA) is a multidisciplinary organization consisting of lighting professionals and enthusiasts with a variety of backgrounds. If you are a professional in any of the fields listed below, you will be able to meet the leading practitioners and thinkers for wo..read more
Project Team: Client: Executing Agency of National War Memorial and Museum, Ministry of Defense, Government of India Architect: Webe Design Lab Lighting Consultant: AWA Lighting Designers- New York & New Delhi Landscape Architect: Design Cell Year: 2016-2019 Visuals: Maniyarasan R ..read more
WE HAVE MOVED! AWA's Design Studio and Gallery AWA have relocated to the Landmark Arts Building in the Art District of Manhattan (Chelsea, Hudson Yards) Our Location: 548 West 28th Street Suite 338 New York NY 10001 (Phone number and emails remain the same) In the new space, creativity surrounds A..read more
AWA is Thrilled to Continue Supporting "A Free Bird." We are very happy to continue supporting our dear friend Godni Amir and his charity organization "A Free Bird", which supports children and families that are dealing with cancer. To read more on them, please visit their website HERE. We recen..read more
Please Join Us For Our Holiday Party Thursday December 13 2018 6pm Onwards 548 West 28th Street Suite 338 New York NY 10001 RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/awa-holiday-party-tickets-52687775555 We Have Moved! Our New Location: 548 West 28th Street Suite 338 New York NY 10001 Please Note ..read more
Abhay Wadhwa, Design Principal & CEO at AWA Lighting Designers will speak at the NOMA Conference in Chicago on Thursday, October 18 2018. His talk is entitled “Out of Shadows: Darkness in a New Light” The following is the abstract from his talk: Positive visual environments require a hea..read more
LIGHT MATTERS: AWA's Abhay Wadhwa Deconstructs Light for IFJ's Special Commemorative Issue AWA's Design Principal and CEO Abhay Wadhwa is featured in the Special Commemorative Issue celebrating 30 years of IFJ. He is honored to be included in this select group of design professionals...read more
Welcome back to our series examining the impact that climate has on light. As established in our previous entry regarding Temperature, one must always consider the environment which will be designed for. Different parts of the world have different wildlife to keep in mind. Therefore, today we discus..read more
When fixtures and lighting systems are tested under the IEC 60598, the ambient temperature is kept close to 25° centigrade and 65% relative humidity. After injecting the right voltage, the fixture is kept burning for four hours. In this time the temperature rise of the various components used in th..read more
Some areas have almost 90% humidity through several months of the year. The humidity in the air coupled with water in the ground means that all components of a lighting system need to be addressed as a complete system to ensure proper functioning. The water/ humidity finds the weakest link in the sy..read more