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MONKEY BUSINESS Kinetic façade receives elegant new LED lighting design from Magic Monkey using Pulsar fixtures. The new ‘t Walletje business complex in Delft, Netherlands now stands out with an innovative and dynamic lighting design by Brussels-based urban communications experts Magic Monkey. Featuring a unique kinetic panel façade that follows the sun’s

daytime movements, the scheme utilises 132 specially customised Pulsar ChromaStrip X3 linear LED fixtures to illuminate each panel and meet the stringent technical requirements of the project tender. Magic Monkey developed a scheme that would uplight and graze the perforated bronze metal panels when in their night positions. Marc Largent, Managing Director of Magic Monkey explained his concept for the project: “When night falls, the building comes alive with a warm glowing light of the same amber colour of the bronze anodised aluminium metal panels. The perforated panes will appear as shadow patterns in front of the warm amber light grazing the surface of the wall behind each panel. By individually controlling each fixture, spectacular animated effects can be achieved on all four façades.” Once the design was defined, it was clear the technical requirements for the job would be complex due to the mechanism of the kinetic panels. Offering a highly reliable solution which impressed Largent, Pulsar was also able to match the tender specification exactly and provide not

just specialist amber LEDs but also a gold powder-coat finish and specially designed snoot to conceal both fixture and light source. The high quality lighting fixtures, their additional features, and the available technical support from regional distributor NetherLED and their installer Verstraete won the contract. Largent was extremely happy with the outcome, commenting, “Magic Monkey was impressed by the quality of the Pulsar equipment proposed and delighted by the customisation flexibility offered. The Pulsar equipment was excellent as was the quality of service – true professionals across the board. Pulsar, their system integrator NetherLED, and installer Verstraete won the job from several other installers and manufacturers and did a great job! All parties involved – the developer, architects, and lighting designers – are fully satisfied by the quality and flexibility of the Pulsar lighting equipment and greatly impressed by the professionalism and availability of integrators and installers. All in all, a success story.”

NEW FOR OLD Concord and Lumiance lights up Old Palace at Hatfield House. The Old Palace at Hatfield House, one of England’s most historic country houses, now boasts modern lighting to enhance its magnificent Grade One listed features. Designed by the award winning Gardiner Design Associates, the new lighting scheme features Limburg pendants from the Concord product portfolio and Lumistrip Linear LED strips from Lumiance, both part of the Havells Sylvania family. Built in 1485, the Old Palace is one of the foremost examples of medieval brickwork in the country. King Henry VIII acquired the building in 1538 and used it as a nursery for his three children. The young Elizabeth I learnt she was to become Queen while sitting under an oak tree in the grounds. Now Hatfield House and the Old Palace are a fascinating visitor attraction and filming location and a unique venue for conferences, events and weddings. The new lighting scheme reflects the Old Palace’s current usage and is sympathetic to the building’s rich architecture and design. The new scheme was conceived when the

emergency lighting in the Old Palace was upgraded in line with the latest regulations. Gardiner Design Associates has taken the opportunity to introduce modern luminaires into the traditional setting with the addition of the pendants and wall lights, and the LED strip. Andrew Gardiner says, “Our challenge was to update the lighting in the Old Palace

without being intrusive,” he comments. “With their contemporary elegance the pendants and wall lights effortlessly achieve this aim and additionally, the 3000k Lumistrip adds a touch of occasion to the location.”

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mondo*arc Jun/Jul 2014 - Issue 79  

mondo*arc is the leading international magazine in architectural lighting design. Targeted specifically at the lighting specification market...

mondo*arc Jun/Jul 2014 - Issue 79  

mondo*arc is the leading international magazine in architectural lighting design. Targeted specifically at the lighting specification market...

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