DESIGN POD explores circadian lighting in latest podcast episode

The podcast for all design and architect enthusiasts, DESIGN POD explores the topic of circadian lighting in its latest episode. Editor Hamish Kilburn, the host of the show, explains why you should listen to hear his interview with Michael Curry and Mark Tweedale from DPA Lighting on lighting’s new role in wellness design (listen below)…

Collage of lighting projects explored in DESIGN POD Episode 28 circadian lighting

Episode 28 of DESIGN POD, sponsored by Geberit, shines the spotlight on circadian lighting, a topic that has been heavily debated on Hotel Designs for years. With lighting and sensory design continuing play majors role in hotel design, in sync with the ever-growing demand among modern travellers for wellness to be injected into all hospitality touchpoints and for experiences to feel more meaningful, could the answer designers are looking for be in sophisticated circadian lighting?

For this episode, in order to cut through the noise, I decided to focus on two designers from one lighting design studio who are turning the page to a new chapter in experiential lighting design. Mark Tweedale and Michael Curry from DPA Lighting are bringing interiors to life through innovative lighting solutions.

In addition to understanding the challenges that the design and architecture industry face injecting this level of technology into spaces, Kilburn, Tweedale and Curry find common ground when discussing one particular project, Hilton Amsterdam Schiphol, a hotel designed by HBA, with architecture by Mecanoo, that I first reviewed in 2015 – before it had even opened to the public. The hotel, which is wrapped in a distinct cubic structure, features a 42-metre high glazed roof, which, by night becomes a display of lights.

Almost a decade since that project opened, lighting in design continues to be at the forefront of conversations among designers, architects and clients. So, will circadian lighting in design change the game in wellness and hospitality, or will it break the bank and become another gimmick that will continue to be stripped out at value engineering stages of projects?

Listen to the full episode to explore lighting’s role in design, architecture and wellness.

The full 40-minute podcast episode, which follows episode 27, is available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – just search ‘DESIGN POD’ wherever you get your podcasts. The next episode will drop on March 29 with interior designer Wren Loucks, CEO and Founder of Be-kin joining as the special guest to discuss ‘stimulating wellness’.

Main image credit: DPA Lighting