img(height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=2939831959404383&ev=PageView&noscript=1")

In a good light

Samuel Cooper, the 17th century artist who painted the infamous portrait of Oliver Cromwell, is generally acknowledged as the greatest painter of the wart in the history of art. One art historian claimed that seen in the right light and close up ‘it’s all white and flaky – absolutely repulsive.’ That academic might be one of the few not to appreciate German light manufacturer Betec Licht’s Angulus picture lights – recently awarded the 66th annual GOOD DESIGN award from the Chicago Athenaeum in the US. With the minimalist luminaire fully adjustable, available in brass, bronze or chrome, and with different arm configurations, its revealingly level spread of light is as likely to show your bad side as your good.

 

Latest

Andrew Riddell, studying queerspace at the Bartlett, challenges the home as site ‘where heteronormativity is most firmly rooted’ in digital drawings to take 3rd winner, student

Student, 3rd Winner: Andrew Riddell

Dominic Murray-Vaughan intrigued with watercolour qualities in his ‘eerily empty’ images that blur painting, drawing and photography to achieve 3rd winner, practitioner

Practitioner, 3rd winner: Dominic Murray- Vaughan

Industry calls on government to mandate assessment and reporting of whole life carbon on building projects over 1000m2 through Building Regulations by 2027

Industry presses for whole life carbon limits in new buildings over 1000m2

Bathroom manufacturer says UK needs recognised standards for acoustic performance inside properties

Specify quiet bathroom products in lieu of regulation, says firm

This visitor building for a Scottish sawmill complex is testament to the architect's strong roots in craftsmanship, writes David Reat

This visitor building for a Scottish sawmill complex is testament to the architect's strong roots in craftsmanship