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the most exciting innovations in product design
GD-Lighting Design illuminate multifaceted MOCAPE G-D Lighting Design has
By constructing a 1:1
the Museum of Contemporary
digital architectural model
Art and Planning Exhibition
of the MOCAPE in Rhino,
(MOCAPE) in Shenzhen,
the designers were able
Guangdong Province, China.
to accurately map lighting
The shapes that form the
PHOTO: HE SHU
positions across the face of
exterior of the newly opened
the building and successfully
Coop Himmelblau facility
trial lighting designs.
proved to be a challenge to
They were also able
light however, with lighting
to analyse photometrics,
designers Yenchin Wang, Hui
power supplies and
Ren and Tim Cheng having
to find a solution to glare and
The design incorporates
self illumination caused by
U-shaped shading grooves
the shape of the structure.
with exterior baffles, custom
They found the solution Chief designer Yenchin Wang
and CAD programme Rhino.
revealed its lighting design for
made for the project.
with the use of building
information modelling (BIM)
A challenging building to light
Olivier Clavel blends water and tech to make zen spaces French artist and designer Olivier Clavel has drawn inspiration from science and
the sound of water flowing to be relaxing.
new French spa and wellness development.
This is why I combine the vibration of water with the music transmitted through
PHOTO: OLIVIER CLAVEL
forthcoming Le Royaume des Sens
my fountains. When light is added, the
City Spa in Merignac, near Bordeaux,
whole contributes to developing that
blend technology, light and water to
zen feeling that is so sought after.â€?
create the effect of levitating water. Clavel uses water to custom create indoor and outdoor spaces including water walls, fountains, ponds or swimming pools. Controlled by a mobile phone app,
Olivier Clavel (above) has
the water, sound and light effects
created water displays that can
can be changed to alter the mood. The designer is expecting to duplicate his fountain design for several cities
He said: â€œItâ€™s no accident that we find
technology to create a water sculpture for a Clavelâ€™s water fountains for the
be controlled via an app
including Paris, Toulouse and Bordeaux.
Clavel has previously installed his designs at Domaine de Verchant, Relais & ChĂ˘teau 5* hotel, in Castelnau-le-Lez. The LED or optical-fibre lighting used in Clavelâ€™s designs can be controlled by a smartphone and built into a home-automation system in order to create a customised ambiance. CLAD-kit keyword: Clavel
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