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Lighting Design for Interior Spaces

A course by Mónica Vega
Architectural Lighting Designer. Ciudad de México, Mexico.
On Domestika since 04/14/2020
, Architectural Lighting Designer

Learn how to trigger emotions and communicate ideas through the conceptualization of light

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (9)
  • 712 students
Lighting Design for Interior Spaces

Learn how to trigger emotions and communicate ideas through the conceptualization of light

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (9)
  • 712 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 14 Lessons (2h 25m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever

Is it possible to generate emotions and communicate ideas with light alone? The answer from Mónica Vega, architectural lighting designer and founder of LumLum studio, is a resounding yes. Together with her, make light your main working tool and be able to create a memorable language.

In this course, learn to use light as a design medium with basic techniques to illuminate interior spaces. When you finish, you will know how to conceptualize and design light atmospheres to generate user experiences, as well as the best way to present your projects to your team or clients.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The light
  • U3
    U3. Conceptualization
  • U4
    U4. Technique and documentation
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start by getting to know Mónica Vega better, how she discovered architectural lighting design as a profession, when she founded LumLum, and what her job entails as a lighting designer.

Discover the main subject of the course, light! In this unit, lay the groundwork by understanding what is light, how does it work, what are its physical characteristics, and how does it interact with materials. This way, you’ll achieve better results in your future projects.

Then, learn the basics of composing with light: general light, focal glow, brightness, hierarchies, and layers. Mónica shows you how to use them and how to combine them to achieve a central lighting concept or idea to make decisions about your project.

Move on to the more technical phase. First, review the sources of natural and artificial light. Then, learn what a lamp and a luminaire are and how to choose the right light for each part of your project.

Finally, represent the light sources on an architectural plane to communicate their position, direction, color temperature, and shape. Make a conceptual presentation of your design, in order to convey it to your team or clients.

What is this course's project?

Develop a lighting project for an interior space using LumLum’s 3-stage method: concept, technique, and documentation.

Who is it for?

Architects, interior designers, design lovers, and anyone curious about light who wants to learn how to use it as a building material.

What you need

To take this course, you will need to have basic knowledge of architectural design.

As for materials, you will need a sketchbook, black paper, and blue, yellow, white, and orange pencils.


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Mónica Vega

A course by Mónica Vega

Architectural Lighting Designer

After graduating in architecture, Mónica Vega founded her practice in Mexico City, LumLum, dedicated to designing architectural lighting for restaurants, offices, and stores, mostly.

Through documentation and research, LumLum's purpose is to arouse emotions with light as a working material. Most of their projects are located in the capital, but they also work all over the country, offering different solutions to each client and building.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do on the course?
  • U2

    The light

    • What is light
    • The subject, observer
    • Light, materials, objects
  • U3


    • The concept
    • Composition
    • Layers and hierarchies
  • U4

    Technique and documentation

    • Light sources
    • How to choose a light source? 1
    • How to choose a light source? 2
    • Representation of light sources
    • Drawing the light
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Lighting design for interior spaces

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Lighting Design for Interior Spaces. A Architecture, and Spaces course by Mónica Vega Best Seller

Lighting Design for Interior Spaces

A course by Mónica Vega
Architectural Lighting Designer. Ciudad de México, Mexico.
On Domestika since 04/14/2020
  • 100% Positive reviews (9)
  • 712 students