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054 Kéré Architecture Matt Waring caught up with Blake Villwock, Project Architect at Kéré Architecture, to discuss the unique and socially driven approach to the firm’s work.
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DETAILS 022 Editorial Comment Paul James looks at the upcoming centenary of mondo*arc and gets ready for darc room and darc awards / architectural. 024 Headlines The latest international architectural lighting industry news. 026 Eye Opener Interlaced, Quebec, Canada. 028 Drawing Board Our preview of proposed projects. 034 Spotlight The latest projects with the wow factor from around the world. 042 Briefing A Q&A with Daan Roosegaarde before his appearance at darc room. 044 Snapshot We feature Ethereal Designs. 046 Lighting Interview Rama Mendelsohn. 054 Architectural Profile Kéré Architecture. 194 Inspirations The creativity of Nulty.
ART & DESIGN 136 Concentric Luminance An intriguing architectural lighting installation for Perimeter Mall. 138 AURA The Notre Dame Basilica showcases the latest in mapping projection. 140 Story Wall ÅF Lighting and Lumenpulse light the darkest of corners in a Swedish city. 142 IALD India IALD India Light Workshops are a series of hands-on experiential learning events intended to facilitate long-term connections between students and professionals. 144 Electricity: The Spark Of Life An exhibition dedicated to the ‘allencompassing’ force of electricity at London’s Wellcome Collection. 146 Dark Source Stories The latest darkly comic tale from Kerem Asfuroglu. 158 Art Low Shortlist 160 Art High Shortlist 162 Event Shortlist
TECHNOLOGY 164 Kit Shortlist 174 darc room features We’re getting ready as the exhibition is fast approaching. Take a look at who and what will be featuring at darc room. 174 darc room product A selection of companies and products that will be on show at the London Design Festival exhibition. 182 Product Review David Morgan takes a closer look at the Red Dot-winning, darc awards/architectural shortlisted, RISE from EcoSense, which will have its UK debut at darc room. 184 Red Dot Awards We take a look at some of the luminaire winners from this year’s Red Dot Design Awards. 192 Expo Diary Our calendar of worldwide tradeshows and events for the lighting industry.
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[aug/sep] 100 Online Considered to be one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture, Strasbourg Cathedral stands head and shoulders above the skyline of the surrounding French city. www.mondoarc.com
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062 Harmony Hotel, China
116 9 Locks of Fonseranes, France
126 Perf House, UK
064 Nikki Beach Resort, Turkey
118 Shakespeareâ€™s New Place, UK
128 Neftyanik Palace of Arts, Russia
066 Wadden Sea Centre, Denmark
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130 Farum Midtpunkt, Denmark
076 Harbin Opera House, China
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[editorial] Paul James, editor, writes: The more observant among you will have noticed that this is issue 99 of mondo*arc! It’s been quite a journey to get to this stage and we have some big plans just around the corner - both for the 100th issue and for our events, darc awards / architectural and darc room. The centenary edition will be published in October following the awards and the exhibition. Look out for a major change when your copy arrives... Every project featured in this edition has been entered into darc awards / architectural, which is a testament to the diversity of the entries this year. By the time you read this the voting period will have ended. If you are an independent lighting designer or light artist and you didn’t vote then I’m afraid you won’t be able to get a free ticket to darc night / architectural, the awards party on 14th September at MC Motors in Dalston, north London. The party will be an exciting blend of light installations, a unique presenting format and free bar / street food in an inspirational venue that’s a shot in the arm to traditional awards events. Following the awards celebration we will then move a selection of the installations to darc room, our London Design Festival lighting specification exhibition, a week later in central London. This really will be a game changer in terms of lighting exhibitions with its boutique gallery format and creative content being an antidote to the soulless, out-of-town exhibitions we so often have to attend. There will be 40 lighting brands on display as well as the light installations and an interactive installation from Studio Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun solar lighting project. Speakers at the darc thoughts lecture programme, taking place at darc room, include artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde; Felix Hallwachs, CEO of Studio Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun; Daniel Stromborg, Product Design Practice Area Leader at Gensler; Eoin Billings, Founding partner of Billings Jackson Design; lighting designers Dean Skira, Kerem Asfuroglu, Flynn Talbot and Tapio Rosenius, Founder of Lighting Design Collective. We look forward to welcoming you to darc night / architectural and darc room in September. Register for free at www.darcroom.com
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(UK) – Little Sun will be showing their Sunlight Graffiti exhibition at this year’s darc room exhibition.
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InterLumi Panama succeeds again with second show (Latin America) - Record visitor numbers were achieved at the second edition of InterLumi Panama. Read the full story online... 2
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eye opener Interlaced, Quebec, Canada This installation was built for the Textile Triennial in Quebec at the Contemporary Art Centre Axeneo7. The gallery space was filled with an intricate web of blue phosphorescent threads mounted every two centimetres. A light program, designed by Tamar Frank, ignited the threads and gradually changed colour from turquoise to dark blue. UV black light charged the phosphorescent pigment in the threads. After three minutes all lights were extinguished leaving only the afterglow of the blue phosphorescence. The threads appeared as ghostly veils floating in an infinite space. As the spectators moved from left to right the pattern of the image transformed, making the threads visually melt together from different angles. The work had a great disorienting effect where you could no longer define the depth of the space. It was experienced as looking into a different dimension. The installation took two weeks to build with the help of many voluntary assistants, and was open from 18th August to 16th September 2016. www.lightspace.org
[drawing board] The latest exciting works in progress from the world’s most imaginative designers.
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LIGHTING STRATEGIES Using knowledge gained since the London Olympic 2012 project, Michael Grubb Studio has delivered a site-wide Lighting Strategy for Fletton Quays, Peterborough, UK. The site provides 6.4 hectares of prime riverfront development land that is located to the south of the city centre. When complete, the £120million project will include 358 high-quality homes, 166,000sqft of office space, a four star hotel and restaurants, leisure and retail opportunities. The scheme will include high quality public realm, dedicated wildlife areas and the refurbishment of two listed Victorian rail sheds. Although the location consists of derelict land and vacant buildings, it still enjoys a prestigious location on the banks of the River Nene. With stunning views of Peterborough Cathedral, it is close to the major road and rail connections as well as a short walk to Peterborough’s main commercial, shopping and recreational areas.
Working in partnership with landscape architects, Harrison Stevens, fellow design partners Norr and the Peterborough Investment Partnership (PIP), Michael Grubb Studio helped shape the Lighting Strategy to ensure that each ‘plot’ developer could adopt and implement the strategy over a phased construction programme. The Fletton Quays Lighting Strategy is similar to that of the Olympic Park, and consists of multiple plots with commercial, residential and hospitality use. When a project is complete, it provides the ability to understand working methods and to educate and collaborate on an ongoing annual cycle. From a host of domestic clients, to working in Africa and European Public Realm projects, what was learnt from the Olympics still holds true today. Looking back, Michael Grubb Studio has adopted these principles as part of their DNA. www.michaelgrubbstudio.com
RAINBOW RIVERBANK The Adelaide Riverbank is one of Adelaideâ€™s iconic public spaces, offering panoramic views across the River Torrens, North Adelaide Parklands, Adelaide Oval and Memorial Drive. Situated at the heart of Adelaide, Australia, it is abuzz with activity, events, live music and sport, cafĂŠs, restaurants and people enjoying wide avenues for walking, running and cycling. The interactive installation will light up a 700-metre stretch of the southern Adelaide Riverbank between Morphett Street and King William Road and will be designed to engage passers-by by both day and night. The lighting installation will be sympathetic towards its surroundings whilst achieving a unique and iconic status along the riverbank. Clusters of reed-like structures inspired
by the organic forms of the river will be positioned along the riverbank edge. The mirrored and perforated metal materials will make for a contemporary structure and pays homage to the contemporary building and modern triangular shaped bridges along the riverbank. Linear lighting profiles located within each reed will work in unison to create stunning lighting effects. Light will reflect off each mirror to create sharp angular light effects onto the floor. In addition to working in unison, the lighting will be controlled separately, creating multiple interactive possibilities. Interactivity between the lighting sculptures and people is where the reed sculptures will come into their own. Cameras and microphones will be discreetly incorporated into each reed to enable the capture of movement and sound. Each reed will be
pre-programmed to react to any scenario in a certain way. Cyclists whizzing past, children running, people talking, will all trigger the reeds to react in different ways. People will begin to engage with the lighting sculptures and enjoy them. Where events take place at the riverbank, stunning light shows can be programmed to enable people to be immersed into their surroundings. Colours can be chosen to suit the event taking place and both the sound and movement captured can trigger different reactions. The interactive lighting solution will transform the riverbank into a visually stunning walkway that will be appreciated by all. www.cundall.com/Services/Light4.aspx
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CANVAS OF LIGHT ‘Behaviour Morphe’ is the latest collaborative light installation by architect firm Zaha Hadid Associates (ZHA), leading digital artists and computer science researchers Andy Lomas and Mubbasir Kapadia and musician Max Cooper. The 2017 Schlosslichtspiele Festival running between 3rd August and 10th September is held in Karlsruhe, Germany, and sees the baroque styled Palace turned into a 3,000sqm screen, drawing in crowds of up to 750,000 over the last two years. The projection show includes installations from numerous artists and architects including, Hani Rashid, Lise Ann Couture and Greg Lynn. The idea behind this light festival looks at connecting digital spatial concepts with
18th century architecture through various new forms of architecture. ZHA’s projection looks into the human behavioural simulation through interiors of digital laboratories, which demonstrate the circulation and congregation of digital actors programmed with artificial intelligence in order to interact with each other and their surroundings on the façade of the palace. With fantastic effect, the palace walls are illuminated by strong projections, ensuring a vivd result and demonstrating an array of artistic creations from abstract geometric patterns to scenes of natural outstanding beauty and those that tell a narrative through pattern and imagery. Principal of ZHA, Patrik Schmacher
explained a little more about the design and concept idea behind the piece, and how they have incorporated an architectural approach to what is fundamentally an art installation: “Dynamic new virtual spaces are defined by using real-time data to interpret the virtual actors’ interactions. These digital spaces are then explored with iterative growth systems that emulate the evolutionary process of nature, demonstrating the potential of metamorphic simulations and digital morphogenetics. As an architectural interpretation, the projection outlines ZHA’s Computational Design (CODE) research group’s work in these iterative systems of development.” www.zaha-hadid.com
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STEP INTO THE LIGHT Located in the heart of Leeds, The Light is an established leisure destination that is home to retailers and restaurants, as well as a Vue Cinema, a Radisson Blu hotel and a Virgin Active. When design plans were undertaken to update the centre and raise its profile, while causing minimal architectural intervention, Hoare Lea was appointed to produce a lighting design that would give a step change to the centre’s appearance, working alongside DLG Architects, the project architects. Part of the redesign was to raise the quality of the internal lighting and increase illuminance. With half the buildings listed and many tenants in place throughout the refurbishment, this was a challenge. A solution was devised to reuse mounting positions, with bespoke brackets covering the existing, thereby providing a location for fixing new lighting without disturbing the building fabric. Lighting from WE-
EF gives the output required and optical distributions are tailored to suit the sizes and shapes of the internal areas and the external courtyard. Illuminance was tripled, uniformity increased and a warm white light now creates a welcoming atmosphere. The opportunity was also taken to add feature lighting, raising the vertical illuminance on the façades and highlighting the material of the listed buildings. While the issue of the ambient lighting was designed out, feature lighting within the main internal space and the external façades on Albion Street and St Anne’s creates a dynamic environment. Central to the concept is an exuberant feature lighting installation within the mall. RGBW rings in three sizes, supplied and installed by Studiotech, emanate from a central column before being ‘flung’ in various directions. The rings create a dynamism that flows through the interior and, suspended from the roof and encircling the mall
bridges, allow visitors to walk through the installation. Usually static white against the coloured roof, the rings come to life as part of an hourly light show. Lighting to the roof beams creates a backdrop to the rings and at night brings the roof to life using Osram LINEARlight Colormix Flex on a made-to-measure profile by Studiotech. Stairs connecting the two internal spaces incorporate horizontal bands of light and are edged with linear lines of light that follow the profile of the stairs. The edges of the bridges connecting the upper floors are uplit and illuminate the coloured glass edges to the walkways, while light sources incorporate a detail to reduce the direct view of the products. The projectors of the existing fibre optic inground lighting were replaced, changing the effect from a standard lamp-based colourwheel projector to an RGB LED version from Crescent to give colour change control, lower maintenance and extended life.
Within the cinema foyers, which span two levels, a revised lighting solution has been achieved without major works to the ceiling. A seemingly random array of different sized circular recessed luminaires, from Erco and XAL, creates a soffit feature which can be seen from the mall and which echoes the design of the feature rings. Externally, the coffers along Albion Street now incorporate Erco downlighters with an elliptical distribution to focus the lighting on the area directly beneath. The coffers are edged in a rectangular line of light to increase visual presence, while the wall feature lighting was replaced with products to match those used on the internal façades. The windows that wrap around the internal mall and along Albion Street, together with the feature brise soleil, were relit using Kemps RGB light sources. The lighting to the contemporary architectural feature spike on the corner of Albion Street and
St Anne’s was refreshed using Erco LED sources and Traxon media tubes; these were added on two faces, covering its full height. High-level Meyer façade feature lighting was installed along St Anne’s to raise the profile of the pedestrian area and provide enhancements to the illuminance on the ground. Along The Headrow, the façade lighting was reprogrammed and white vertical feature lighting now breaks up the colour-saturated façade. All entrances incorporate increased light levels to enhance visual presence, and highlevel feature lighting gives the entrances greater street presence. The lighting design incorporates colourchange elements, none more prominent than the feature ring artwork installation. All elements combine to create a light show at set intervals during the day and night. This begins by reducing background lighting before starting a warm-up. Pulses of light then move throughout the rings and around
the space. The motion flows through the lit windows, travels along the façade to the media tube. Here, colours are ‘caught’ and mixed together to fire white light back around the windows and rings to reset the system. A simplified show is activated every half hour, while periodically, a ring is ‘fired’ to ensure continued animation. All products are finished to blend with the architecture, either through colour matching the existing materials, or through integration and the reuse of mounting brackets, positions and cabling. This ensured the brief was achieved and avoided major installation works. The solution has transformed The Light, creating a dynamic leisure environment, while efficient lighting techniques and products have succeeded in delivering a sustainable design with significantly more functional and feature lighting for less energy. www.hoarelealighting.com
CHANGE IN PERSPECTIVE The Saarpolygon is a symbol of the profound change of the industrial landscape in Saarland after the ending of the mining era. It is the reminiscence of the age-long coal mining tradition and at the same time points to the prospective development of the region. As a landmark on the Duhamel heap, it is visible from several kilometres away and acts as a lookout, with panoramic views into the surrounding Saar valley. The topic of change as defined in the assignment of tasks becomes the central conceptual starting-point and theme of the design. Together with the changing lighting conditions between night and day the appearance of the three-dimensionally entangled geometry alters with the movement of the beholder around the heap plateau. In doing so the silhouette of the landmark forms variable figures from different points of view that can be associated, for example with symbols of the mining industry like an abstracted hammer and pick, a winding tower or a gate to the future. The design answers the complexity of the task with an abstract steel sculpture that forms the crown of the heap with a height of almost 30-metres. The lighting installation along the interior access (staircase and viewing platform) picks out the change as a central theme in another layer of perception: while during daytime the pure outer form of the
landmark (which is made of three segments) dominates, the inner geometry of the passage emerges at night thanks to the lighting. The lighting, supplied by Insta, is realised by LED-lightlines that run in the profiles on the top inside of the balustrade. From here the steel handrails and flights of stairs are illuminated directly and the light is reflected onto the inside of the steel construction and enhances it indirectly. Requirements that had to be considered were low-maintenance operation, simple installation, reduction of plugged components, minimising of cabling work, good illumination of stairs, integration of emergency lighting, protection against weathering and vandalism, reduction of attraction for nocturnal animals as well as operational costs. The design target was to let the interior glow on its own terms without the sources of light being perceived. On the platform at the top the intensity of illumination was reduced in order to allow an undisturbed view into the surroundings after nightfall. Therefore lighting was installed at the underside of the three seating benches. Only one LED-module has been installed, which is connected directly to 230V AC. Thus the installation could be done without LED-drivers. www.lichtvision.com
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RIDE THE WAVE The architectural design for the Albert Avenue Lobby refurbishment in Sydney, Australia, carried out by HDR| Rice Daubney, sought to open up the lobby to the street, increasing the sense of light within the space, and providing a new place to dwell in the heart of a busy suburb. The sculptural ceiling unites the lobby across both levels and gives an undulating plane onto which the lighting could shine, creating delight and whimsy. Lighting, designed by Steensen Varming, and provided by Dynalite and Klik Systems, integrates into the architecture and emphasises the dynamics of the form. The concealed staggered lighting arrangement minimises the visual impact in the event of a luminaire failure and also assists in coordination with other services. Dynamic lighting control creates a subtle, moving, ‘wave-like’ effect that animates
the ceiling without causing disturbance or distraction to the visitors of the lobby. During the day, a subtle wave, where the individually addressable lights ‘move’ slowly, emphasises movement and progression from the building entry to the lift/café. The lift/café wall is illuminated, acting as a visual indicator, directing patrons to their destination. In the evening, when the space is predominantly empty, the lighting moves at a faster pace, drawing attention to the ceiling’s undulating form from both the street and the nearby train line. All elements were designed to fulfil the functional requirements of the lobby as a transient and destination space, creating a bright, vibrant and inviting environment whilst integrating seamlessly into the architecture. Luminaire locations have a minimal
visual impact located between the architectural fins. Ease of maintenance was a key consideration in the location and installation details of the luminaires. To maintain visual integrity of the ceiling lighting and to provide safe passage, luminaires have been located above the escalator. A roller system has been developed allowing access and maintenance from the mezzanine above. Emergency lighting is integrated into the luminaires for a seamless service approach. A simple lighting solution was developed and replicated across the floor plate. The design plays with the notion of light, shade and movement, creating a unique spatial experience and distinctive nighttime presence for the building. www.steensenvarming.com
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Origin is an interactive sound and light installation that functions through the electrical capacity produced naturally in the body of the user. Through this artwork participants are given the opportunity to experience a world of light and sound by means of their own physical body. Origin, created by HAWK Hildesheim for Canary Wharf Group, enables its attendees to become part of a critical and poetic transition of egocentrism into a sculpturally shaped figure consisting of light, sound, and a representational object. Origin is an object already catching the attention of its observer simply by its formal aesthetics. The use of an interface between man and machine enables the user to become an essential part of Origin. Through the immediate audiovisual response, Origin offers the possibility to experiment with the physicality of the human body and the resulting consequences. Therefore, the individual capacity to abstract is of central importance to the visual appearance of the installation. The interface that empowers the participants to interact with the installation between man and machine is a Theremin. The first electronic instrument in the history
of music, it was designed and developed in 1920 by the Russian physician Lev Termen. Today, the Theremin is mostly unknown and rarely used by musicians as its contactless style of play makes it a difficult instrument to master. Despite its relative anonymity and difficulty, the Theremin is the operating principle of the Origin’s interface. The non-existent contact between the actual sensors of the instrument and the participant creates a special and fascinating experience for the user. To influence the installation with their own visions, attendees have to enter into resonance with the electrodes of the instrument using their own electric field. According to the principle of capacitive distance measurement, the user thereby generates different frequencies through delicate movements, thus initiating optical and acoustical changes according to these movements. The content created by the participant becomes visible in the projection on the sculpture. It is structured in a manner that 144 cylindrical projection objects are spread in every direction. The closer to the centre, the denser they are arranged. In this way an explosive impression is
created, in which artificial light in terms of partial optical paths radiates on the surface starting from a fixed point. This construction permits a view from all perspectives – 360-degrees around the installation. Every change of perspective of the participant causes a modification of the object. Due to intensive observation and change of perspective in the supposedly chaotic system, the participant is able to recognise symmetry and order. The sculpture’s title, Origin, stands for the abstract illustration of the causality of human interaction. Every action precedes an according decision by ourselves. At the same time, this action – however small it may be – has a direct consequence on the environment, which can be experienced by the individual. Since the effect itself is again the cause for a new causality, each decision launches a causal chain, which loses more and more control the further it moves away from its origin. The installation Origin is an interpretation and manifestation of that principle in sculptural form. www.hawk-hhg.de
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[brieﬁng] Before his appearance at darc room, we had a chat with Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde, founder of Studio Roosegaarde, to discuss his approach to light, and the relationship between people, technology and space. Explain your journey to becoming an artist. I think I’ve always considered myself as a maker, not just a consumer, to make new proposals, to make new dreams, to make new solutions. So in a way the projects that you’ve most likely seen, the bicycle paths that charge at daytime and glow at night, the Smog Free tower that provides clean air in Beijing, are really about triggering imagination, but at the same time, are based on a desire to upgrade reality. Maybe in the beginning we operated purely in the art and design scene, but now the scale becomes bigger. We still love the art and design scene, and we will always keep on doing that, but I think the scale will change as the studio continues to grow bigger. You have always used technology in your art. Why is this? Technology is a great tool to make new ideas come true. And don’t forget, technology is the things that we make to improve our lives. The wheel is an extension of our legs, the telephone is an extension of our voice, so in a way technology is an extension of who we are. What is fascinating for me is not necessarily the technology, but the impact that you want to create, the social impact. So projects like Smog Free that show the beauty of clean air, or the beauty of clean water or clean energy, I think that is really what pushes us in our work. Right now we’re more focused on biology, on nature. We’re working with light-emitting algae, one of the oldest microorganisms in the world that wake them up a bit, when you shake them, they become lights. So we’ve been growing them for the past two years, making the most lightemitting algae currently available. So there we have light and energy without a solar panel, without an energy bill, without tech. I’m really interested in biotechnology in a way, in a world where we grow things instead of build stuff. Do you have a particular affinity towards light? I think for me light is not about decoration, it’s about communication. So when we look at the stars high above in the sky, that’s not just a romantic image, it’s also in a way information from history speeding towards us at 300-kilometres per second, the speed of light. It’s our history, but maybe also our future, because one day we’ll go there. For me light is a great way of communicating with yourself, your body, and the people around you. It’s not about decorating but reforming, and making places that are good for people. What are your favourite lighting projects? We’re currently working on a series of energy-harvesting kites that fly high up in the air for several weeks. They’re smart kites that are connected to the ground with cables, and because the kite is always searching for the optimal wind, the cable moves up and down, and therefore it generates electricity – enough for 200 households, around 100-kilowatts. We make these kites lightemitting as well, so you have these beautiful dancing lights going up in the air, and at the same time they are generating electricity, the same way that a dynamo on a bicycle generates light, but a little bit more sophisticated – a lot of smart people worked on the project to make it happen. We’re launching this in November this year. It’s a design that is more about improving life, rather than just making beautiful things. For me, that is true beauty. How did the Smog Free project come about? That’s a crazy project. It started three and a half years ago. In the
beginning people said it’s not possible, but we’ve proven that it works, we have the scientific results from the technical university in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. So it sucks up polluted air, cleans it, releases it and makes areas that are up to 70% cleaner than the rest of the city. It’s really about the beauty of clean air, of clean energy, which I think is basically the drive of our studio. I don’t see myself as a light artist, but rather I use light and technology to show the beauty of a new world. It’s a beautiful, crazy project and I’ll make sure that I address it at darc room as well. It’s interesting also because the UK government has announced a big plan to fight against pollution, and they’re planning on making car tunnels as sort of sucking up devices to provide clean air for the city. So they’re following up our ideas, which is really cool. So you see innovation is always step-by-step. In the beginning it’s a one-off, special project, but now it becomes part of a new standard, which is beautiful. What is the answer to the world’s problems? There’s not a lack of money or technology, there’s a lack of imagination, so I think it’s really important that young designers, young architects, artists and engineers work together on proposals on how they want the future to look. That’s where the energy is, that’s where the finance is, where the curiosity is. We shouldn’t do less, we should do more, and just waiting for governments or hanging it as social responsibility is not going to do it. We should design the new standard. I go to New York and I see light bulbs. Light bulbs, my God! LED was invented in 1973! So everything is already there but we just have to learn how to appreciate it more and show the beauty of cities that are energy neutral. Also the notion of light pollution – why do we have street lights on all the time, even at night when nobody is there? It’s stupid. Just plug in a little sensor to make it interactive, like our Dune project, where thousands of fibres follow you with light when you walk by. Why can’t that be street lights? I hope that darc room looks at showing what is possible, and ask that question: why are we not doing this yet? That’s maybe something that we need to answer as a collective. What is your talk topic at darc room? I’m going to show some previous projects like the Lotus and Dune, some current projects like the Smog Free, and some future projects like the glowing nature – the algae that I talked about – and the kites, but really show how good design, good technology can upgrade a city or a landscape. I won’t just talk, talk, talk either, I’ll take some time to show, and also open up the room for some Q&A, I’m sure that there are a lot of questions. London is always eager to learn, that’s the energy I get. Are you looking forward to darc room / London Design Festival this year? What are you looking forward to the most? I’m really looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to meeting up and exchanging ideas, because you’re very well connected to the lighting industry, and we’re a bit on the edge of what is and what is not possible, but it’ll be nice to trigger that conversation. We know London Design Festival quite well from last year as well, they’re great people. I love the independent pavilions that they’re launching every year, and the larger public artwork designs that they do, they’re really powerful. To register for Daan Roosegaarde’s lecture at darc room, go to www. darcroom.com www.studioroosegaarde.net
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[snapshot] Ethereal Designs is a noted lighting design practice with one principal being an engineer, the other an architect, and a team made up from varied backgrounds. Thus they perceive design from both, technical and spatial parameters. Over 15 years they have built a diverse portfolio that ranges from airports, stadia, temples and mosques, to residential, commercial, retail, museums, and even heritage sites.
Pics: Finer Edge
MOTI BUNGALOW PUNE, MAHARASHTRA Overlooking a park and offering grand landscaped vistas, the architects at Finer Edge chose to open up the residence not only to look outwards but also spill inside. The double height volume of the living room is embraced on one end with floor to ceiling glazing that softens the threshold between interior and exterior, and at the same time infuses the space with natural light. As night draws, concealed LED strips in the ceiling wash the curved peripheral walls to give a calming ambience, while a striking installation of illuminated steel
globes cascades into the centre of the volume. On the upper levels too, deep balconies draw abundant natural light into the rooms during the day, and the nights are dressed with a gentle ambient glow and a splattering of table and floor lamps. The lighting scheme follows a simple principle of accentuating selective vertical surfaces to emanate a certain degree of uniform illumination, while the mood is set by lighting the horizontal planes at lower levels through decorative fittings.
DANDI KUTIR MUSEUM, MAHATMA MANDIR COMPLEX GANDHINAGAR, GUJARAT
Pic: Shapoorji Pallonji Co. Ltd.
Ethereal Designs worked closely with the architectural team from Arcop Associates to create an immersive, interactive and emotional experience through the museum. This was achieved by using numerous automated effects, wherein lighting was made to intuitively respond to the movement of visitors. Employing a complex network of sensors for audio and lighting effects, the designers managed to maintain low levels of ambient illumination, accentuating points of focus and highlighting areas that were directly
being engaged with. There was minimal light given to circulation zones, depending largely on reflected luminance from the specifically lit exhibits. The space itself guides one around the museum, complemented by multimedia galleries that use intriguing 3D mapping and projection techniques. The lighting scheme enables the experience to be seamless, transitioning effortlessly between lit and unlit environments to deliver what has been described as an â€˜overwhelming experienceâ€™.
NEEL RESTAURANT & TOTE BANQUETS MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA Albeit an homage to the rich cuisine of old Nawabi families from Lucknow, Hyderabad and Kashmir, the very contemporary design of Neel was conceived by Sameep Padora and his team at sP+a. They worked with innumerable steel sections that were clustered to form metallic trees rising from the earth, their branches forming dense foliage as the rods spanned across the ceiling. Ethereal Designs came in to add
another dimension to the surreal setting, fitting the base of certain trees with uplights to create myriad shadow patterns above. They were careful to avoid seating areas and glare from these floor-recessed luminaires that could perhaps bother diners. However, the main exercise in the project remained the shortlisting of products and defining their peculiar requirements. Within the foliage were peppered tiny 3W
spotlights, specially customised so as to be clamped onto the steel ‘branches’, their wires pulled from the base of the trees and through its vertical members. These spotlights played the crucial role of casting focused light onto the tables and service stations below, all the while alluding to ‘fireflies nestled in the topiary’.
Pics: Raju Shukla, sP+a
THE SUMMIT BUSINESS BAY, OMKAR MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA The main building lobby called for something special and fantastic, and its concept architect and interior designer Rushikesh H veered towards steel. However, the biggest challenge facing the design team was unsightly visual distortions of the spectacular architectural steel elements by light. Thus emerged the crucial role of Ethereal Designs, who worked in close collaboration with the architects to deliver an ambience that exuded sophistication as well as an artistic expression. The lighting scheme defined a uniform ambient illumination from ceiling recessed downlights, complemented by
concealed LED strips in coves encircling the columns. Similar coves further embraced the ‘dripping’ luminous forms, composed of stretched fabric housing a combination of diffused downlights and LED strips. An interwoven steel wall on one end was highlighted in blue with LED fixtures embedded in each indentation, while a backlit onyx panel sat pristinely on the other. The lighting was thus broken into smaller proportions to create points of focus and a sense of visual hierarchy, all achieved through an interesting play of material and illumination. Pic: Rushikesh H
ETHEREAL DESIGNS • PRINCIPALS: Vilas Prabhu, Jaspreet Chandhok • STUDIOS: Mumbai, New Delhi • ESTABLISHED: 2002 • EMPLOYEES: 4 • CURRENT PROJECTS: National Salt Satyagraha Museum, Surat; IRDA Head Office, Hyderabad; Marriott Hotels, Indore, Amritsar, Mahabaleshwar, Trivandrum; Phoenix Market City Mall, Mumbai; Botanika Residential Complex by Koncept Ambience, Hyderabad; Alta Monte & VGS Ananta Residential Projects by Omkar, Mumbai. www.ethdesigns.com
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FROM EAST TO WEST mondo*arc’s Sarah Cullen sat down with Rama Mendelsohn, the lighting designer who gathers inspiration and talent through her travels and education spanning across Israel and New York City.
“I think most people like to stand out, no matter what they do, but especially in a creative field where there is too much competition to be unique. For me, my hope is that when people enter a location which I have illuminated through my design, they feel a sense of peace, comforted and happy.” This is the philosophy lighting designer Rama Mendelsohn has maintained throughout her career and undoubtedly achieved. Setting out on a path as a child in the direction of becoming a doctor, specifically an aspiring cardiologist, Mendelsohn consistently proved she was a bright student. As she progressed through her education, slowly but surely she was turning her interests into a more creative direction, and ended up at The College of Management (Israel), School of Interior Design where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design. This spark in design for Mendelsohn then took her on an international journey to America where she pursued a Masters in Fine Arts from The New York School of Interior Design in New York City. “At that time, I won a student award in lighting design. It was then that I realised I had a passion for the way light transformed spaces,” recalls Mendelsohn. After receiving her Masters in New York, she returned home to Israel to begin working in the industry as soon as she could. This is exactly what she did in 2004 when she joined RTLD Lighting Design in Tel Aviv. Here she worked as a lighting designer for
public, commercial and private projects both domestic and international. Within this position for over four and a half years, she gained valuable experience in leading and directing projects from the concept development stages all the way through to client liaisons, technical specifications for lighting products, overseeing of installations and establishing professional relationships with owners, clients, architects, designers, electrical engineers and suppliers – all of whom provided essential contacts for moving forward in her career and ultimately for when she established her own design firm. When studying the past of any architect or designer, most people would comfortably admit there is usually one project or one iconic building that put that designer firmly on the map in the industry. For Mendelsohn, she fondly reflects upon her time at this lighting design firm providing her that pivotal moment for her career. “When I worked at the lighting design company following graduation, I had the privilege of working on the Design Museum in Holon in Israel, with leading architect Ron Arad.” Working as a snowball effect from there, Mendelsohn continued to explain how this connection followed her all the way through to when she had set up her own business. “Six months into starting my own business, Ron contacted me directly to work with him on a luxury boutique residential building in Tel Aviv, located on the sea. Then, shortly after that, another architect I had worked with
in the past offered me the opportunity to develop the lighting design plan for a hotel in Cervinia, Italy. Upon completion of that project, I began to be contacted for larger and more prestigious projects across Israel and Europe.” So as well as obvious skill and talent, it also proves that contacts within the industry are key to success. Mendelsohn is clearly a natural at both design and establishing lasting relationships within her field as she was only working for another firm for four and a half years before branching off to build her own design company – a feat that sometimes can take decades for established designers to achieve. When taking on a new project, it is important to grasp a full understanding of the location, environment and tone of the place the client desires. Mendelsohn explains how she approaches her projects and goes about providing the attention to detail that her back catalogue of designs flaunt: “With each project, I take into careful consideration the overall look and feel of the location, and allow the lighting to follow. I spend a lot of time researching and exploring design element options for each project, and analyse the way each fixture will look from all angles. The lighting needs to complement the architecture and design of the project. To me, no matter how big or small the project, I approach each opportunity with the same level of professionalism and dedication.” In 2017, she won the award for Lighting Design in the ‘Israeli Design Awards’ for
“My hope is that when people enter a location that I have illuminated through my design, they feel a sense of peace, comforted and happy.”
Pic: Asaf Lerman (Nimrod Schenkelbach)
her work in the high-end Herbert Samuel residential complex. These awards recognise excellence in achievements across many design fields including architecture, interior design and lighting design. Comprised of some of the most valuable real estate in Tel Aviv, Mendelsohn graced these 250sqm luxury apartments with lighting fit for a king. Mendelsohn’s aim was to design a lighting concept that would mimic the sparkling Mediterranean Sea that the apartment blocks look out onto from their $38,800 per sqm balconies. She achieved this through meticulous backlighting of the CNC materials throughout the building in order to emphasise and create textures with light. One of the key relationships Mendelsohn has established in recent years is with LED Linear, whilst working on the Asruf Panoramic project. “I created the lighting design for the façade of the building, the lobby, indoor and outdoor public space, as well as the surrounding streets,” describes Mendelsohn. “The goal was to achieve a calming effect through the lighting design. This was a challenge due to the
encapsulation of the LED lights, which typically increases the colour temperature, making it a more harsh light. At the same time, the C5M requirements (high salinity in the air, humidity, weather corrosion, UV exposure etc.) needed to be taken into consideration, due to the project’s proximity to the sea.” Choosing to work with LED Linear’s VarioLED Flex VENUS fixture for the Panorama allowed Mendelsohn the flexibility with the arch shaped design as well as fulfilling the C5M requirements. It creates a softer light than the harshness you might usually find with LEDs as a result of the encapsulation of the lights. Working with light is a very fluid process especially when interchanging between natural and artificial light. Mendelsohn discovered the challenges that came with this divide between light types when working in different geographical locations. She describes her approaches: “It depends largely on the location of the project. For instance, the natural daylight in Israel is brighter than Europe. Therefore, you don’t want someone to walk indoors and feel as
Pic: Marva Harush
Pic: Amit Gosher
though they are entering a dark space. I’ve learned that I need to strengthen the indoor lighting to balance out the natural light outdoors when in Israel.” Mendelsohn describes light as breathing life into a project that cannot be obtained otherwise, and can create different experiences within buildings, restaurants or landscapes depending on the lighting scheme used. Where does she see light going in the future and how it is changing over the years? Well, the biggest change, one that we have recognised in the industry as well, is that of the growth and development of LED technology. “It has helped to decrease the size of fixtures, thereby providing more options for a variety of projects. While halogen lighting was often the first choice for designers, due to the colour spectrum they provide, I believe LED will continue to grow in popularity across the industry.” In the lighting world, it is also becoming more prominent that lighting designers are being recognised as vital roles within the design process of architecture, and designers are absolutely being taken
Pic: Uzi Porat
Pic: Uzi Porat
more seriously – a first hand example is Mendelsohn herself. When asked, upon reflection, Mendelsohn claims her most memorable project is the Edmund Rothschild Foundation Building in Tel Aviv. It is a historic building with very strict preservation requirements for lighting installations. She describes the restrictions the team had to work with and the specifications they had to adhere to in order to create the final look in accordance to the preservations: “I was invited by Plesner Architects to create the lighting design plan for the project, and worked alongside Baroness Rothschild’s interior designer. It’s a landmark building, so the requirements are set by the city’s preservation society. A certain percentage of the light fixtures needed to be reminiscent of the original lighting of the building, and the light temperature needed to be warm white, not cool white. These requirements presented an opportunity to blend the old and the new. The project was completed in 2015.” Since working with RTLD Lighting Design firm until 2009, Mendelsohn has grown and developed into a fantastic lighting designer
Pic: Richard Jochum
Far Left Top The Herzliya Cultural Center, Herzliya West is one of Mendelsohn’s current projects she is working on alongside Asaf Lerman Architects with leading architect, Nimrod Schenkelbach. Far Left Bottom The C2 Anelli lighting fixture designed by Mendelsohn, which was selected as part of Viabizzuno’s collection in 2016. Top Left Open Valley Hub project worked on with architect HaSandna Co. (Hezy Levi and Yoav Kisos. Lighting design provides much more of a rustic feeling to the room along with the retro soft furnishings. Top Right Harel Insurance Offices internal lift lobby. Above Left Israeli Diamond Exchange Tender Rooms. Architect: Limor Hekmat Schory Above Middle Harel Insurance Offices and Lobby, again working alongside Interior Designer WORK (Shani Perry + Miki Korenhauser) Above Right APT G TLV bedroom corridor lighting. Asaf Lerman Architects, Architect in charge: Nimrod Schenkelbach.
â€œBe prepared to be fully engaged and committed to the job and the industry.The more people you meet, the more projects you work on (no matter how big or small), the more you will learn and grow...â€?
Pic: Omri Amsalem
Pic: Omri Amsalem
Pic: Omri Amsalem
HIGHLIGHTS Projects you’d like to change: We all work within certain constraints – requests from architects, budgets, time pressures, etc. Therefore, at times we need to make some compromises. I may have changed some elements of a few projects where I compromised on a great concept that could have made the project more attractive and interesting. Projects you admire: I admire projects that move me, projects that allow you to feel the meaning of the projects. Approximately two years ago, I visited The National September 11 Memorial Museum & Pavilion at the World Trade Center site, designed by Snohetta. It was moving and impressive - not only because of the context, but also because of the way the architect preserved the structure remaining from the towers and the experience you’re provided with when you go down the escalators to the lower level. It is very overwhelming. Before I entered, I peeked inside from outside. The reflective glass made me curious to check what’s inside. Recently, I listened to a lecture given by Jenny Osuldsen at the Delta Light X conference in Milan, I’ve discovered that this action of peeking in from the outside was exactly what the architects wished to achieve.
Pic: Assaf Pinchuk
and now has the privilege of running her own business, which she does with the help of one other designer by her side. The dynamic duo spends most of their time outside of the office and on site with projects or meeting up with architects to germinate new ones. What advice would she give to any aspiring lighting designers? “Be prepared to be fully engaged and committed to the job and the industry (even if it means you have no life for a while). The more people you meet, the more projects you work on (no matter how big or small), the more conferences you attend, the more you will learn and grow, even if you don’t realise it’s happening at the time.” Mendelsohn is a prime example of hard work and talent, and an excellent role model for young designers to look towards for inspiration. Particularly as a leading female designer in what can be, at times, a very male dominated industry. Keep an eye out for new projects on the horizon and maybe we will see her work across the seas in New York, where she dreams of taking the next step to broaden her career.
Projects you dislike: Projects that don’t keep the central focus on the overall feeling of the space and are just built to look impressive, don’t usually achieve the proper environmental experience. There is often too much or too little light. The wrong design can damage the environment, and negatively impact the visitors experience.
Previous Page: Arsuf Panoramic project external photo of the illuminated pathways and buildings, highlighting the intricacies of the building’s design. Architect: Ilan Pivko. Top Left External lighting design for the Herbert Samuel residential complex in Tel Aviv. Randomly placed spot lights set in to the pathway creates a star-lit walkway for residents. Top Right Outdoor lighting design for the Herbert Samuel complex. Spherical globe lighting illuminates the decking of some of the most expensive balcony spaces in the country, looking onto the front of the Mediterranean Sea. Architect: Rami Ziss Architects; Interior Designer: Orly Shrem Above Left Edmund De Rothschild Centre fully illuminated at dusk, bringing out the bold architectural features of the building.
Lighting hero: Dean Skira. He is a genius in lighting design – talented, innovative and creative. At the same time, he’s incredibly modest and very down-to-earth. I continue to be inspired by his work. Notable projects: Aside from the projects I mentioned earlier, the Arsuf Panoramic in the centre of Israel is one of my best projects. In addition, I designed a light fixture C2 Anelli, which was selected as part of Viabizzuno’s collection in 2016. Most memorable project: The Edmund Rothschild Foundation Building in Tel Aviv Current projects Two projects I’m very excited about are the IDC Herzliya Convention Centre and the West Herzliya Conservatory, both with architect Asaf Lerman and Nimrod Schenkelbach, head of design team.
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ARCHITECTURE FOR THE PEOPLE Kéré Architecture, founded by Francis Kéré, is on a mission to engage localities to create holistic and sustainable design solutions. It’s an approach that has culminated in the Berlin-based firm landing the iconic Serpentine Pavilion this year. Matt Waring, Assistant Editor at mondo*arc, caught up with Blake Villwock, Project Architect at the firm, to discuss its unique, socially driven approach.
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Since its inception in 2005, Kéré Architecture has been taking plaudits for its socially driven, sustainable approach to architecture. Based in Berlin, Germany, the firm has worked on projects across the world, from Europe to the USA, and most notably in Africa, where founder Francis Kéré continues to reinvest his knowledge and expertise back into his home nation of Burkina Faso. Alongside an ambition to engage localities in its design approach, Kéré has instilled a philosophy within his firm to provide more with less, fostering innovation and resourcefulness in the practice, using local materials, local knowledge and local technologies to create holistic and sustainable design solutions. This quest to work closely with local communities in all phases of design, from planning to construction, is based on a belief that architecture can be a vehicle for collective expression and empowerment, and by supporting the educational, cultural and civic needs of local communities with its provocative, yet dignifying design, Kéré Architecture hopes to continue raising awareness towards the sustainable and economic issues facing populations in rural
Africa and beyond. Such passion and dedication towards improving the rural communities in Africa stems from the firm’s founder. Born in the small West African town of Gando, 125 miles south east of Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, in 1965, Diébédo Francis Kéré was the first son of the head of his village. As such, his father allowed him to attend school, even though many in the village considered conventional western education to be a waste of time. At 18, Kéré was awarded a scholarship to study carpentry in Germany, before he made the switch to architecture, earning a degree in architecture and engineering at Technische Universität in Berlin. During his studies, Kéré also set up the Kéré Foundation, formerly known as Schulbausteine für Gando, to fund the construction of the Gando Primary School, which earned the prestigious Aga Khan Award in 2001. The Foundation is still in operation today, providing funding for a number of community projects in Gando. Since establishing his own architecture firm in 2005, Kéré’s work has earned many more prestigious accolades, including the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, BSI Swiss Architectural Award, Marcus
Prize, Global Holcim Award, and Schelling Architecture award. Kéré has also been granted the honour of chartered membership of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 2009, and an honorary fellowship of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) in 2012. This year, Kéré became the seventeenth architect to be granted the annual commission for the Serpentine Pavilion, and is the first from Africa to do so. Erected outside the Serpentine Gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens, the temporary pavilion serves as an opportunity for an architect to create their first built structure in England, and has previously been commissioned by the likes of Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Herzog & de Meuron. Kéré was selected to design this year’s pavilion by Serpentine Galleries’ artistic director, Hans Obrist, and new CEO, Yana Peel, as both felt the need for a deviation from ‘old ways’. Speaking to CNN, Peel said: “We wanted to build on the history but instantly also create a new phase of invention and experimentation.” “We were very interested in how his practice has evolved over the past few years into being this socially engaged and ecologically engaged practice,” added
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Obrist. “From our very fist meeting he was very interested in thinking about the Royal Park and how you link people to nature, and how you provoke a new way for people to connect with each other.” Kéré’s pavilion, as with a lot of his work, takes inspiration from his African heritage; the pavilion’s colour and the way that it lights up at night is a reference to his childhood in Burkina Faso, while the form of the canopy is informed by a tree in his home village of Gando. At the unveiling of the pavilion earlier this year, Kéré said: “Where I come from, a tree is often a public space. It can be a kindergarten, a market, a gathering place for everyone. The idea was to create a huge canopy that allows the visitors to feel the elements while being protected. It is enclosed by wooden blocks that are perforated, allowing the air to circulate, which create comfort inside.” The pavilion’s slatted timber roof is lined with translucent panels of polycarbonate, keeping rain off visitors, while allowing light to filter through. Meanwhile its funnel shape is intended to direct rainwater into a well in its centre, which is then dispersed underground to the surrounding park. The main structure of the oval pavilion
is made up of triangular sections of deep blue wood, creating a design of v-shaped perforations. This rich, indigo blue colour again has strong links to Kéré’s culture. “Blue is so important in my culture, it is a colour of celebration,” he said. “If you had an important date in my village, there was one piece of clothing everyone was going to ask for. So when I got the commission for the pavilion here in London, I said: I am going to wear my best dress, my best colour, and that is blue.” The lighting design for the pavilion was a collaborative effort between Kéré Architecture and AECOM. Lit from within by strips of lights in the structure’s canopy, it is intended to act as a beacon for celebration. “In Burkina Faso, there is no electricity. At night it is dark, so what happens often is that young people go to elevated points to look around and if there is light, everyone goes to that place, and there will be a celebration,” said Kéré. “That is what the pavilion will be at night – shining to attract the visitors to come and celebrate.” Project Architect for the Serpentine Pavilion, Blake Villwock, added: “The canopy in the pavilion functioned as both a filter for natural daylight and also the
source for illumination in the evening. Both functions emphasised the canopy as an important element of the design, from within and from a distance. “At night it becomes a glowing beacon for the city. In this way, we are interested in how the natural and artificial can be integrated in the built and natural environments. I think architects can really help to push these sorts of ideas forward and challenge the discipline to innovate.” Villwock added that the teamwork on show across all aspects of the project helped to make it such a hit. “The success of the pavilion truly is the result of an incredible collaboration of the Serpentine Gallery, our engineers and the fabrication crew. We are forever grateful to our entire team,” he said. “The Serpentine program is notorious for its quick turnaround of sketch to fabrication to opening night,” Villwock continued. “We were approached last October to submit a proposal where we flew through two weeks of conceptual design. The concept largely came from a sketch Francis drew during a late night workshop. “Shortly after we won the commission, Francis and I were on a plane to London and a train to Yorkshire to start workshopping
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ideas with our team of engineers at AECOM and fabricators at StageOne. “The brevity of the project led us to use a simple palette of materials that were innovated using the latest digital fabrication technology. It was always important to us that the pavilion seemed handcrafted, yet precisely detailed. Development of models and full-scale prototypes was an essential part of the design process where many aspects of the engineering were unprecedented. Throughout the process, David Adjaye [one of the architects on the panel that selected Kéré for the commission] was very encouraging as a design consultant to keep pushing the boundaries.” Villwock, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has been working at Kéré Architecture since 2014, and as project architect, liaises between Kéré and the firm’s clients, engineers and fabricators for English-speaking projects. He has also led design teams for a number of other projects in Africa and Europe, including in Germany, Uganda, the USA, the UK and Burkina Faso. And he explained that while the firm, currently made up of thirteen architects and designers, has projects spanning several continents, Kéré remains deeply involved
in every project, keeping in regular contact wherever he is in the world. “Francis is very focused,” he said. “Projects around the world force him to spend much of his time traveling and away from the office. But having said that, we are in constant communication every day. The design process could take place across continents; sketches and feedback will bounce across many time zones.” Kéré’s main passion though, lies in the work that the firm does in Africa. “Francis is more hands-on with projects in Africa, especially in Burkina Faso, where he is driving the construction and research on the ground,” said Villwock. “For sites in Africa, he devotes a lot of time on-site coordinating with the local workforce and community; he is not only introducing schools for local children but also creating opportunities for training locals in construction.” This passion for more community-led projects in Africa has rubbed off on the rest of his team at Kéré Architecture, as Villwock revealed that, while their African projects may be more technically challenging, the rewards can be greater in the end. “Our Berlin team approach all projects in
Far Left Top The Volksbühne Satellite Theatre, a temporary theatre currently in development for Berlin’s historic Tempelhof Airport. Far Left Below The Lycée Schorge Secondary School, located in Kouodougou, Burkina Faso, not only sets a new standard for educational excellence in the region, but showcases locally-sourced building materials in an innovative and modern way. Left Blake Villwock, Project Architect at Kéré Architecture. Above The Serpentine Pavilion is illuminated by Osram Value Flex Protect 1300 LED strips in the canopy, while channel-mounted linear LED tape is attached to the pavilion’s steel framework. The lighting, designed by AECOM in collaboration with Kéré Architecture, is intended to backlight the timber slats of the canopy, and openings in the timber roof allow for bigger pulls of light to reach the centre of the pavilion.
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a thoughtful way,” he said. “Of course, there are more constraints when designing in Africa. It’s more challenging but this also brings unexpected potential for creativity. “From my experience, the impact made in the African projects is often times much greater and so there is a strong sense of responsibility over just trying to be fashionable. Each project initiates an opportunity to inspire. The community is usually more receptive and appreciative to new ideas, which leads to a richness in the designs of these projects.” Kéré Architecture’s community focus isn’t restricted to the likes of schools or community centres either, with the firm currently in the process of designing the new National Assembly of Burkina Faso, in the country’s capital of Ougadougou. Replacing the one set on fire during the 2014 revolution that freed Burkina Faso of dictatorial rule for the first time in more than three decades, the new structure will ‘scale up the village dynamics while bolstering national identity’. Villwock added: “In the design of the new National Assembly of Burkina Faso we introduced a new public space in the stepped façade where the community can come together and interact with their parliament in a completely new way. The pyramidal shape becomes a monument where citizens, many of whom have never seen a view higher than the treetops, can climb and have an elevated and new perspective of their city.” Alongside this impressive new structure for
the National Assembly, Kéré Architecture is currently working on a number of projects a little closer to home, including a cultural centre near Tunis, in Tunisia, an installation for a fashion show during London Fashion Week, and a temporary theatre in an aircraft hangar at Berlin’s historic Tempelhof Airport. Kéré Architecture’s style has been described as ‘characteristically stripped back’, with a ‘frugal simplicity’. However Villwock doesn’t believe that they strictly confirm to a signature look or ‘style’, instead focusing on creating something new and unique in each project. “I wouldn’t say that we have a signature style, but in every project our philosophy is to add value through design,” he said. “The architecture is extremely complex. There is an immense amount of effort and research that goes into our work at all scales. Through each project, we are trying to push the boundaries in terms of performance and engineering. In terms of the ‘stripped back’ aesthetic, we try to be effective in the most economical way using locally sourced materials. Nothing is ornamental; every detail serves an important function. “Francis constantly challenges us to work towards unprecedented design. The architecture of course serves its function, but it should always strive to be unique.” Regardless of whether the firm has a signature look, there is a recurring theme of creating projects for the community and utilising nature in the work of Kéré
Architecture, and this extends to the firm’s approach to lighting, as Villwock explained: “Light is the way nature comes into a space, it plays a huge role in our design and methodology. “The architecture needs to negotiate the amount of light that is present in the space. In Africa for example, the design usually focuses on shading the interiors due to the hot temperatures. In places like Britain, we can embrace and try to enhance the effect of natural light.” But while he believes that lighting plays a major role in the firm’s design, Villwock said that it is unlikely that they will introduce a lighting department within the company, instead preferring to continue working with local specialists on a projectby-project basis. “Part of the joy of our small office is that we really benefit from the knowledge and collaboration of experts and designers,” he said. “With the broad range of projects that we do in all areas of the world, it is so important to engage with local specialists in all aspects of design, including lighting.” www.kere-architecture.com
Left The Serpentine Pavilion, which takes inspiration from a tree in Kéré’s hometown of Gando, Burkina Faso, is intended to be a shining beacon for celebration.
IN HARMONY The Harmony Hotel and Resort in Suzhou, China, has created a sensual and spiritual retreat through ambient lighting and stunning, nature influenced architecture.
The Harmony Hotel and resort is a beautiful amalgamation of landscape gardens and architecture in the area of Suzhou, brought together harmoniously to reflect mankind’s relationship with nature. The aim behind the concept for this project was to create a wonderland-esque establishment, which provides relaxation to visitors through related courses, cuisines and more. In order to create this serene environment that reflects the rhythms of the space, Unolai Design & Associates were brought in to create the perfect interpretation in lighting for the project. Composing a melody-like transition of light throughout, it evokes serenity and ambience through multiple layers.
The whole project has taken great influence from music and the way we, as people, interpret different musical symphonies and gain a spiritual satisfaction from serene melodies. In particular, the project draws inspiration from Ludwig Van Beethoven and his nature-themed pieces, for example ‘The Pastoral Symphony’. Much like the multiple layers in music, lighting acts in the same fluid, complex way. You cannot simply light a project with only lighting appliances, instead, a variety of different light layers combined together create a rhythmically lit space. The commercial plaza, located within the Harmony complex, is transformed with the help of UNOLAI. They were chosen to illuminate the surrounding environment
as well as the large scaling of the hotel building. In the nearby marketplace area, the lighting is various and abundant but in a different location of the resort, in the Villa area the lighting is much more dim, creating the continued theme of serenity and relaxation. Despite creating such a fluid and natural lighting effect throughout the project, there has actually been a meticulous and strict lighting concept behind the scenes, with stringent calculations to ensure an even distribution, in order to achieve the desired results. Spots, lines and surfaces were focused on as key points for lighting, and the brightness levels and shadows differentiated amongst the layers to form the final, musical piece.
In the village area of the resort, close to a plantation, narrow angle spotlights are used as washes for the grill-like architectural features. Further spotlights are used to brighten the surrounding landscapes and plantations, which allows shadows of trees to playfully dance across the surfaces of the buildings. Lower scaled garden lights are used to light up pathways, allowing visitors to leisurely roam the resort. All of these lighting elements are all linked together through the concept to convey a composed fragment of melody throughout the resort, tying it altogether. Unolai composes the music of the project and orchestrates the emotions of the visitors with light. www.unolai.com
Lighting from the likes of Kreon, Luci, Deco and WAC helps create a serene environment throughout the resort, adding to the feeling of relaxation that UNOLAI sought to implement.
PROJECT DETAILS Harmony Hotel & Resort, Suzhou, China Client: Melbourne Insurance Group Lighting Design: Unolait Lighting Design & Associates Architects: Neri&hu design and research office Interior Designer: Neri&hu design and research office Lighting Suppliers: Kreon, WAC, CK Lighting, Deco, Luci, AZ lighting, Philips, DEEN
BEACH SIDE PROPERTY In keeping with the resort’s sleek look, ZKLD’s new, rhythmic light scheme at Nikki Beach Resort & Spa in Bodrum, Turkey, creates a dramatic atmosphere, making guests feel welcome while highlighting the beautiful scenery.
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, Bodrum is a luxury, boutique beachfront hotel on the southwestern coast of Turkey. The hotel includes 76 suites and villas. Designed to blend into its natural surroundings, the property utilises modern elements to define Nikki Beach’s sleek look, with a nod to local aesthetics and materials. The lighting design concept from ZKLD is shaped in accordance with Nikki Beach’s sleek look and is intended to make you feel welcome from the main entrance and lobby through to guest villas. The rhythmic light beams on pathways, provided by Emfa, create a dramatic atmosphere and guide people to hotspot areas. As the language of architecture obviously indicates organic forms, it provided ZKLD a tool to accentuate these forms. The forms especially used in hotspot areas such as the tent structure in the sunset bar and curvilinear suspended ceiling in the lobby area, are transformed to lighting fixtures in order to light the space besides its sleek look. The challenge of the project is to obtain comfortable illuminated spaces without
using spotlights or visible lighting fixtures. The spaces are illuminated by concealed lighting fixtures. Therefore, the reflection of the material surfaces has been checked and calculated with lighting fixtures to see the light level result whether it satisfies the expectation or not. Sunset bars, which are covered by spiral tent structures, have been illuminated with concealed curvilinear lighting fixtures besides raised floors and are highlighted by concealed lighting fixtures from Archled, alongside Oh Mars and Oh Smash decorative fixtures from Linea Light. Thus, guests can get a sunset view, and see the sea and horizon under a comfortable lit space without having any shadows and glare problems. The budget was another challenge and the lighting designers were supposed to make value engineering in terms of lighting fixtures to realise the project according to client demands. In the beginning, the cost of all lighting fixtures was about three times more than the client’s desire. Without changing the lighting concept and keeping the quality within their given budget, ZKLD chose the best fixtures from the market,
along with some custom-made solutions for specific areas. Exterior lighting was very important due to the location of the hotel. Guests spend most of their time in front of villas or sunset bars, lying on beds and watching the incredible view. Therefore, in order to keep the light under control and create an anti-glare atmosphere, low-level lighting (bollard) from Emfa is preferred along the pathway. In some crucial points such as the pool bar, DJ bar and lobby entrance, RGB colour change LED fixtures, also from Emfa, have been used to attract the attention and also to provide a tool for the DJ to play with the light. www.zkldstudio.com
PROJECT DETAILS Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, Bodrum, Turkey Client: Adilbey Holding Lighting Design: ZKLD Studio Architect: GAD Architects Lighting Suppliers: iGuzzini, Marset, Linea Light, Osram, Arlight, Emfa, Archled
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BY LAND, BY SEA Opened in February this year, the Wadden Sea Centre pays tribute to the vast, dynamic landscape of the Wadden Sea and the migratory birds that inhabit this biologically rich area, complemented by a bespoke, integrated lighting design from Fortheloveoflight.
Previoius Page Throughout the exhibition, Fortheloveoflight worked with carefully selected and tested glass colour filters to reference the natural light and softness of the sky. Left The Digital Ornithology sequence is comprised of hundreds of LCD screens suspended from the ceiling in a sequence that represents the migration of birds.
The Wadden Sea is a UNESCO World Heritage site that stretches 500km along the coasts of The Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark. It is a biologically rich, dynamic land and seascape that is a rich habitat for birds, seals, porpoises, dolphins, and crustaceans, many of them regionally endangered. Located in Ribe, Denmark, literally on the beach of the Wadden Sea, The Wadden Sea Centre (WSC) is a new facility, completed in 2017. The Centre is a museum between land and sky that communicates the astonishing story of 15 million migratory birds that use the preserve to feed and rest during their long journey across continents. The Centre’s new exhibition – ‘The Wadden Sea migratory birds’, is a journey through the landscape of the Wadden Sea – an incredible, aesthetic, fairytale exhibition about The Wadden Sea as seen through the eyes of migratory birds. JAC studios, in collaboration with Jason Bruges Studio and No Parking, created the exhibition in harmony with the special nature of migratory birds, and the design creates a balance between communication and aesthetics that is unique in its field, building on the inspiration and interpretation of nature and allowing visitors to get a closer understanding of the importance of the site in the life of these birds. A beautiful staging area begins the visitors’ journey with the birds. We see their lives in the Wadden Sea, and we follow them up in large swarms into the sky. Plain white walls and exhibits provide a perfect canvas for gel-tinted, pastel lighting and multimedia projection, creating a wonderfully soft but dynamic environment for contemplation, study, and even entertainment. The leading characteristic of the Wadden Sea is the breath-taking, infinite landscape with an all-encompassing horizon that creates the illusion of sky and land
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becoming one. This vast landscape served as a key inspiration for JAC Studios, as lead architect and founder Johan Carlsson explained: “Upon my first visit to the Wadden Sea, I was captivated by the flat and infinite landscape. In the course of the project we have studied this landscape and especially the origins of the migratory birds. The landscape is in constant motion in the area; tides and migratory birds follow their own rhythms. “This called for an exhibition that would last and age beautifully, an exhibition that was sustainable and had several layers of storytelling.” Fortheloveoflight(.dk) provided lighting design for the exhibit, creating with the architect a new design and structure that inhabits the space as an integrated design element, without being technically imposing. It’s a partnership that has worked well previously, as Carlsson continued: “At JAC Studios, we are fortunate to share a
studio with Fortheloveoflight, and have worked with Nikolaj Birkelund on several projects,” he explained. “I believe that through these projects we have created a close process regarding our approach to lighting. Nikolaj and I share a common eagerness to develop new and custom made solutions to each project. I see the lighting design as a team creation, the light underlines the storytelling of the space and must be considered early in the design process.” One such custom made solution for The Wadden Sea Centre came in the shape of the BBX.70 ‘Birdbeamers’. Designed by Fortheloveoflight and JAC Studios and produced by Mike Stoane Lighting using Xicato XIM Gen4 Artist modules, these fixtures are as much architecture as they are lighting – a visually simple and flexible low voltage lighting system with bespoke luminaires that becomes an integral design element in the exhibit, inhabiting the space rather than cluttering it.
Previous Page The Digital Ornithology sequence 'follows a journey of exploration and discovery of the native birds, to being fully immersed in their unique habitat and behaviours'. Far Left Above The lighting for the 'Cabinet of Curiosity' is integrated into a bespoke spine-rig that references the skeletal system of a bird. Far Left Below Delicate, high CRI spotlights are used to illuminate interior features, such as the handpainted watercolour paintings by Carl Christian Tofte. Left The lighting throughout the exhibition invites visitors to silently explore and investigate the birds' anatomy at a closer scale, offering a peaceful environment for concentration and learning. Above The BBX.70 'Birdbeamers', designed by Fortheloveoflight and JAC Studios and produced by Mike Stoane Lighting provide a visially simple and flexible low voltage system, with bespoke luminaires that become an integral design element in the exhibit.
“Common to all of the spaces is the urge to look up and sometimes out – maybe due to the theme of birds or the height of the spaces,” said Birkelund. “In a search not to disturb that moment with technical equipment and traditional track fixtures we came up with the idea of the BBX.70: a smart wireless, low voltage, plug ‘n’ play system that would contribute to the experience.” The designers translated the reflection and the experience of dissolving horizons into the Birdbeamers with a materiality to match and designed a light rig that appears simple on the outside but is tech-rich beneath the surface. To give lightness to the visual expression, Fortheloveoflight positioned the lights on top looking down like birds perching on higher ground, very much in keeping with the theme of the exhibition. The decision to opt for the Xicato XIM Gen4 Artist series stemmed from a need for a lighting control system that provides
individial light control with deep, smooth dimming, that was simple to set up and simple to use. Mike Stoane Lighting has previous experience with the XIM, and with museum work, making them the ideal choice. Understanding the complexities of the anatomy of birds requires focus and attention to detail. The lighting for the ‘Cabinet of Curiosity’ is integrated into a bespoke spine-rig that references the skeletal system of a bird. The delicate spotlights are high CRI to illuminate interior features such as the hand-painted watercolour paintings by the artist Carl Christian Tofte. The lighting invites you to silently explore and investigate the birds’ anatomy at a closer scale, offering a peaceful environment for concentration and learning, as Birkelund explained: “The integrated and close-up lighting is very important to how the visitor perceives the space. It adds hierarchy and makes the artifact stand out.”
The elevated world in which birds often inhabit is high in the sky where natural light is in constant change. From moonlight, sunrise and sunset, the birds experience an extensive variety of colours throughout the passage of a day. Within the exhibition, Fortheloveoflight worked with carefully selected and tested glass colour filters to reference the natural light and the softness of the sky. “We experimented with tinting the light in pastel colours to envelop the visitor in a cloud of merging sky colours,” continued Birkelund. “The pastel colours take you up into the sky with the birds as they fly to distant continents.” Jason Bruges Studio, in collaboration with Fortheloveoflight and JAC Studios, created an immersive installation that represents the 15 million migratory birds. Digital Ornithology is the last sequence of the exhibition and is comprised of hundreds of LCD screens suspended from the ceiling in a sequence that represents the migration of the birds. “It follows a journey of exploration and discovery of the native birds, to being fully immersed in
their unique habitat and behaviours,” said Birkelund. “The walls and ceiling of the space are grazed in cool white light to dissolve the boundaries of the space and create a backdrop for the LCD panels as they flicker like birds in the sky. Together with JBS, we programmed the dynamic lighting to follow the flow of the story being told. With the light, we could shift the focus of the space as a swarm of birds would take off.” With an amalgamation of projection mapping of live footage and the lightmodulating behaviour of the LCDs, the result is an ephemeral and captivating experience. Throughout the centre, the exhibition made use of high-sloped ceilings punctured with windows, flooding the spaces with both direct sunlight and diffuse skylight. While this provides a closer connection to the outside, inviting visitors to look up and dream about the habitat of the birds, it is something that Birkelund believes sets the centre apart from other exhibitions. “Exhibition spaces are usually controlled spaces that have little to no daylight
because of the delicate objects on display. In this project, the artificial light and daylight had to merge and play together,” he said. This blend of natural and artificial light was designed to support the narrative of the exhibition, communicating the surfaces, textures, artefacts and design elements in the best way possible, as Birkelund explained: “Through the lighting, we underline the storytelling and guide the visitors around the spaces with carefully selected illuminated elements and focal points. “Each space has a unique light experience without deviating from the central concept. Each space tells a different story and that is also expressed through the lighting,” he continued. “Not all spaces have access to daylight or are brightly lit. Some spaces invite visitors to play, touch and feel, while some spaces have a more contrastful setting, offering concentration and deep learning.” Wadden Sea Centre was also among the first to test the Xicato Intelligent Gateway (XIG), which officially launched in April 2017.
The XIG creates an intelligent Bluetooth network that is connected to the Centre’s MediaLON local area network that controls its multimedia projectors and audio, and serves as the building management system (BMS). The project was a deeply collaborative process, with Fortheloveoflight working closely with JAC Studios, who in turn worked alongside Jason Bruges Studio and No Parking. Such collaboration is something that Carlsson feels is essential when working on exhibitions such as this. He explained: “To create an exhibition is somewhat similar to that of making a film. Several disciplines need to be working together: the craftsmen, the technical staff, the lighting and sound designers, graphic designers, etc. “I believe that if all have the engagement and love for their individual discipline, and an understanding of the whole, the result will be unique.” The result of this strong teamwork has received an influx of positive feedback, with more than 55,000 visitors to the exhibition since it opened in February. And
Birkelund believes that the strong lighting design has helped to make it an enjoyable experience for all of these visitors. “The Wadden Sea is a unique place that requires a unique approach,” he said. “The lighting plays a key role in the experience of the new Wadden Sea Centre, and the feedback and overall interest for the exhibition and the lighting design has been very positive and rewarding.” Carlsson added: “What makes this project special to us is how we, from the very beginning, challenged the concept of a nature visitor centre, and with design, art and craft created a balance between communication and aesthetics that has proven to be unique it its field. “I hope that the experience will continue to inspire visitors to explore the diverse life on the Wadden Sea and the magical world of these migratory birds.” www.fortheloveoflight.dk www.jacstudios.dk www.jasonbruges.com
PROJECT DETAILS The Wadden Sea Centre, Ribe, Denmark Client: The City of Esbjerg Exhibition Architect: JAC Studios Lighting Design: Fortheloveoflight ‘The Digital Ornithology’: Jason Bruges Studio Interactive Design: No Parking Production Building Architect: Dorthe Mandrup Architects
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DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH The stunning Harbin Opera House emerges from its frozen surroundings like a glowing jewel, revealing a hidden warmth at the heart of the Ice City, thanks to a beautiful lighting design scheme from Beijing United Artists.
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Previous Page The Harbin Opera House boasts a crystal-like purity and transparency, blending in masterfully with the surrounding 'untamed wilderness'. Left The main theatre sits inside a wooden 'shell', creating a warm, inviting atmosphere. Below Left The corridor connecting the basement parking plaza and the main lobby features fibre optic lighting, minimising visual impact while at the same time creating a starry, dream-like grand entrance for guests.
Known as the ‘Ice City’, Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang, China’s northernmost province, houses an expansive, impressive opera house. Set amongst the city’s untamed wilderness and frigid climate, the building boasts a crystal-like purity and transparency, blending in with the surrounding nature and topography. The lighting for this remarkable structure, managed by Beijing United Artists Lighting Design, was designed to complement the architectural concept that the building grows out from the local environment and responds to the aforementioned untamed wilderness, while also revealing the purity and clarity of the space, creating an enriching experience for visitors in the process. To help them work towards this concept, the lighting team devised a motto of ‘lighting the rhythm of the frozen music’. Beijing United Artists came on board with the Harbin Opera House project having previously worked with MAD Architects for the Ordos Museum in the Gobi desert, and
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Dongning Wang of Beijing United Artists, believes that this prior relationship helped create a harmonious working environment. He said: “During our work together on the former project, we had built up trust with MAD and found an effective way of communicating with each other by using the language of light.” This trust between MAD and Beijing United Artists helped the lighting designers in the bidding process, with MAD insisting throughout that Beijing United Artists was the right firm for the job. “It was a long and tough journey,” explained Wang. “But based on the Ordos project, we were the first lighting design team that the architects were thinking of and proposed to the clients. They liked our ideas so much that they acted quite stubbornly and proposed us to the client again and again.” Such insistence landed Beijing United Artists with the interior lighting design for the project. However the team still created a full, comprehensive lighting strategy for the whole project, from the interior to the exterior, the façade and the landscape. “We did this because we believe that to
achieve a good and responsible design, you should consider the project as a whole, not just the one part that you are being told to do,” said Wang. “One thing that we are still very proud of is that we provided an interior lighting design that is seamless with the exterior, to the extent that it's hard to tell that it is done by different lighting consultants.” Working with the concept of revealing the purity and clarity of the space, the team at Beijing United Artists devised three ways of lighting the main atrium in one piece of roof, developing a hierarchy. From this hierarchical aspect, the designers made a careful lighting plan with a ‘less is more’ concept to be more adaptive to the functions of the varied spaces, and the movement of visitors. At the lobby entrance, a ‘welcome mat’ of light; in the middle, a super indirect light; and on the wooden shell at the end of the lobby, a vertical glow. All light fittings are completely hidden in the architecture, creating a pleasant rhythm of light unobstructed by technical details, and unplagued by hot spots or sharp corners.
The wooden shell is the focal point of the lobby; washed lighting from above gives the whole lobby a warm, inviting atmosphere, while on the canopy outside, spotlights were placed in slots, directing light on the ground to avoid reflection and allow people inside to see out. To achieve the desired ‘purity’ in the space, it was important for the designers that guests see the light, but not the fixtures. The concept designer worked with a software expert and an industrial designer; together, this team calculated the illumination of each space, while making expert recommendations on where fixtures might be hidden. Through their efforts, visitors can explore the beauty of the space without awareness of any lighting fixtures. To create a twinkling effect on the pyramidal glass roof, the designer selected a quarter of each faceted unit, attaching it with dotted film. Sunlight adds a twinkle to each pyramidal unit, creating different glass reflections throughout the day. At night the filmed glass is grazed from below by LED light bars, seeming to glow from within and attracting visitor attention from far away.
Within the smaller theatre, guests are reminded of the exterior of the building by a panoramic window behind the stage. This seamless connection to the outside world mimics the gleaming ripple effect of the lake outside. Narrow-beam inground features, carefully placed at the aisles along the walls, create the gleaming ripples of light on the walls. The irregular wall texture works with the light to create drama, rhythm and pleasing shadows. In the big theatre, the architect called for a glowing ‘diamond’ for the owner’s VIP area above the mezzanine. Custom RGB LED fixtures are hidden behind the acrylic diamond panel and transition from starry white to warm amber, changing according to the event or the seasons. This starry, twinkling diamond approach is replicated in the corridor connecting the basement parking plaza and the main lobby. Fibre optic lighting minimises the visual impact, but creates a dream-like grand entrance at the steps. Although impressive, this isn't what the lighting designers originally had in mind, as Wang elaborated: “We initially designed a
huge ‘cloud’ or ‘snowflake’ pendant lamp over the grand steps linking the lobby to the parking plaza. We carried out intensive studies on lightweight, fireproof materials, along with other feasibility studies, but in the end we had to make a compromise due to some of the state’s fireproof regulations. It’s a shame as MAD were very fond of the idea too, but we had to lose it and go for the fibre optic solution instead, which we like, even if it’s not what we originally designed.” In spite of this, Wang remains happy with the final outcome of the project, even if it was more demanding than other projects that he has been involved with. He said: “For me, I feel that it is the toughest project that I have ever worked on! I want to thank the architect, Ma Yansong from MAD architects, for his pursuit of perfection, as this encouraged us to create an equally perfect lighting solution. “Generally, we are very happy about the final effect. Whether looking at it from outside or inside, or moving from A to B inside, it presents most of our initial plans, in that we tried to create a
Previous Page Working with the concept of revealing the purity and clarity of the space, Beijing United Artists developed a lighting 'hierarchy' to create a pleasant rhythm of light, unobstructed by technical details and 'unplagued' by hot spots or sharp corners. Above Large, panoramic windows, delicately illuminated by StrongLED's external LED lighting, create a seamless connection to the outside world, while allowing people outside to see the beautiful lighting inside.
hierarchical richness and a rhythmic mood to complement the music. “Now, the light gives the space a poetic elegance and reveals frozen movements in time. Thanks to the open-mindedness of the people at MAD architects, they treated lighting as a very important design element when they were composing architectural design ideas. Now you can see that the lighting has become one of the most vital and poetic design treatments for the space.” “From my personal point of view, I think it is the best combination of hierarchy and rhythm, and it is the purest lighting that I have ever done.” Since its completion, the Harbin Opera House has gained a lot of plaudits for its stunning lighting design, most notably at the IALD Awards, held in Philadelphia during this year’s Lightfair International trade show, where it won the Radiance Award – the grand prize of the event. Such recognition was warmly received from Wang: “It is a great honour to win this internationally recognised award, and I was thrilled to step on stage to receive it.”
Wang added that while the award win was a great personal honour, he was hopeful that such recognition would have a knockon effect for the Chinese lighting design profession as a whole. He said: “The award is a very important recognition for my more than fifteen years in lighting design. Along with my team, we were some of the very first lighting designers in China’s recent lighting history. Back when we started out, there were very few people or clients who would think of lighting design as an independent design discipline, let alone pay for our work. It took a lot of strength and belief from us to get through. “Fortunately, due to more and more outstanding architects like MAD, and other great projects involved with more international cooperation, we have become more and more confident. I’m hopeful that this award will raise awareness of the IALD in China, and my winning experience will bring more attention to my Chinese peers in the lighting industry, as this will help the lighting industry grow very healthily and rapidly.” www.i-mad.com
PROJECT DETAILS Harbin Opera House, Harbin, China Client: Harbin Songbei Investment and Development Group Architect: MAD Architects Lighting Design: Beijing United Artists Lighting Design
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A CURE FOR WELLNESS Intended to be a luxury, state of the art destination, the new Wellness Clinic at high-end department store Harrods’ needed a lighting scheme to match its world-class aspirations. Nulty, alongside architects Stanton Williams, created a refined lighting scheme that match the Clinic’s sophisticated interior.
Luxury department store Harrods’ new 10,500sqft Wellness Clinic is a state-of-theart, world-class destination, offering an integrated approach to wellness and beauty. The scene for this sophisticated, refined and calm interior – that offers holistic and aesthetic treatments – is set by one essential ingredient: lighting, and designers at Nulty worked with architects Stanton Williams to design a lighting scheme that creates a sophisticated, calm interior. Escapism is key to the lighting design’s success: elements are designed to reinforce the notion of being in a serene environment through the use of cooler daylight tones. This wasn’t easy though – the clinic is in the middle of the fourth floor, with no natural light, as Daniel Blaker, Creative Director at Nulty, explained: “The lighting design celebrates architectural form, while creating a tranquil environment, with cooler daylight tones used to promote a feeling of space and wellbeing. As the Wellness Clinic
is in the heart of the fourth floor, with no natural light – this was a challenge.” The quality of light has been carefully considered across the space to celebrate the texture and accentuate the architectural details, giving a distinct feel and creating flattering tones that run throughout – this is especially important for clients because it gives them a consistent and complementary environment. A suggestion of daylight is achieved through a colour temperature of 5,500K, while mediums such as artificial light wells and feature 'windows' from Applelec bring an illusion of natural light, and fixtures are concealed in architectural details to enhance the natural flow of the space. Vertical bars of diffused light from The Light Lab's Glowline range provide illumination and contribute to the gentle, calm feel. The clean lines also add visual interest and create a sophisticated environment, while reducing the need for any unflattering
interventions in the ceilings. Sleek, but subtle features include: circular backlit ceiling details; architectural niches washed with light, and the underside of ceiling vaults adorned with sleek linear illumination. A large illuminated ceiling coffer in the reception area, provided by Sabre, adds brightness and emphasises the volume of the space. Moleanos stonework and cherry timber are grazed with diffused light, courtesy of Kreon, providing a distinct feel – the stonework in particular has been given ‘warmth’, while allowing the texture to talk. The sculptural vaulted ceiling within the generous main waiting area at the centre of the Clinic is softly expressed by means of light troughs cast into the walls, which rhythmically echo the curves of the ceiling. Treatment rooms are grouped in distinct bays around timber-lined rotundas. Here, circular artificial skylights from XAL create
a moment that guides the eye towards the treatment areas. The balance of light and colour temperature is carefully considered, allowing the space to naturally unfold before the visitor. A stimulating play of light in the Relaxation Area takes inspiration from a sunrise in the desert: low-level, warm illumination on vertical surfaces creates a grounded, earthy feel, which is balanced by Sabre's ceiling coffers that exude a cool, daylight ambience. Each treatment room has controlled lighting to create different scenes: tranquility for ‘greeting’, bright and accurate for ‘consultation’, winding down for posttreatment ‘relaxation’ and ‘cleaning’ (full brightness). Comfort within the treatment rooms is paramount, so direct downlighting has therefore been omitted. Instead, clients gaze at the moon-like expression, which is halo-lit within the ceiling in a shallow textured coffer.
Commenting on the success of the project, Andy Garton, Associate at Stanton Williams Architects said: “As the Clinic is in the heart of the store, with no natural light, it was important to bring a sense of daylight into the space for atmosphere and mood. “We worked very closely with Nulty to develop the design and achieve a distinct lighting atmosphere for the Clinic, which adds to the restful, intimate environment we aimed to create.” Located on the fourth floor of the Knightsbridge store, the space comprises fourteen treatment rooms, two personal training studios, and a private consultation room. There is also a photography studio featuring a Vectra 3D Scanner System, which provides a 360-degree, 3D view of the body; a cryotherapy chamber; intravenous vitamin infusions from The Elixir Clinic; and weekly clinics with leading experts. www.nultylighting.co.uk www.stantonwilliams.com
PROJECT DETAILS Harrods’ Wellness Clinic, London, UK Client: Harrods Lighting Design: Nulty Architect: Stanton Williams Lighting Suppliers: The Light Lab, Flos, Kreon, Lucent, Osram, Sabre, iGuzzini, XAL, Applelec, Vice
DOWN BY THE RIVER As part of an initiative to reclaim the Chicago River for the ecological, recreational and economic benefit of the city, Schuler Shook has teamed up with Ross Barney Architects and Sasaki to create a vibrant, playful and welcoming area for Chicagoans to enjoy.
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Previous Page The River Theatre, one of the five new 'rooms' on the Chicago Riverwalk features a 'dramatic set of stairs' with a series of linear LED fixture recesses from MCI Group guiding people up and down the staircases in a very visually stimulating manner. Left The Jetty 'room' makes the most of LED Linear's colour-changing 'fish light' LED tape integrated at the edge of zigzagging piers, creating a visual attraction among the flowing wetland gardens after dark.
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The main branch of the Chicago River has a long and storied history that in many ways mirrors the development of Chicago itself. Once a winding, marshy stream, the river first became an engineered channel to support the industrial transformation of the city. Over the last decade though, the role of the river has been evolving thanks to the Chicago Riverwalk project – an initiative to reclaim the Chicago River for the ecological, recreational and economic benefit of the city. As part of the initiative, the Riverwalk needed an improvement on its previous lighting scheme, which was dominated by stark, security-style lighting. The new lighting, designed by Schuler Shook, was designed to be a drastic departure from this, instead creating something more playful, interactive and altogether more welcoming. Schuler Shook was part of the team led by Ross Barney Architects and Sasaki that was selected by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) to create something special along the river. The firm typically works with the CDOT on the majority of its projects where creative and innovative lighting solutions are required. Giulio Pedota, Principal at Schuler Shook, was assigned the project internally, partially due to similar work experience that he had with the CDOT, particularly on the Navy Pier Flyover, a pedestrian bridge east of the Riverwalk. After receiving the architectural and landscape design concepts from Ross Barney Architects and Sasaki, Schuler Shook developed a lighting design that was both ‘innovative and elaborate’, according to Pedota, inspired by the ‘striking’ concepts that the architectural team drew up. “The architects had developed the concept of a series of ‘rooms’ along the river, with a unique theme for every room. Naturally,
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the lighting design had to respond to and reinforce these themes,” said Pedota. “The design team wanted the Chicago Riverwalk to be an attractive civic space in Chicago, where people could explore the variety of opportunities to escape, relax, play, dine, watch live performances and see the city from a new angle that hadn’t been available before.” The initial lighting designs for the various room themes included imaginative and eye-catching lighting effects such as fire, illuminated artwork, unique pedestrian poles, tree lighting, floating illuminated buoys, lighting projections to mimic moonlight, interactive lighting effects and a dramatic set of stairs for the River Theatre. Working along the tight space of the Riverwalk made the project fairly challenging from a technical point of view, as Pedota explained: “The design team needed to work within a tight permitmandated 25-foot-wide build-out area to expand the pedestrian program spaces and negotiate a series of under-bridge connections between blocks.” Alongside
this, the CDOT required that all fixtures be easily accessible for maintenance, meaning that some of the typical lighting design ‘magic’, such as hiding fixtures under benches, or concealing them in other architectural details, was not allowed. However, the biggest obstacle came when having to account for the river’s annual flood dynamics of nearly seven vertical feet. Faced with a site located in a flood zone, the lighting design called for all fixtures to be robust and rated for submersible applications, while all electrical components such as wiring, wiring splices and junction boxes needed to be rated for submersible applications too. Such precautions were ‘field tested’ a few days after the project was completed when the site completely flooded, but fortunately the decision to take these extra steps was justified, as the fixtures remained lit during the flood. The portion of the Riverwalk that underwent renovation was divided into five different themed blocks or ‘rooms’: The Marina Plaza, The Cove, The River Theatre,
The Water Plaza and the Jetty, each with their own unique look. However, as the city wanted to minimise the number of fixture types and reduce energy consumption, Pedota and his team responded with fixture consistency from ‘room’ to ‘room’, and the use of highly efficient fixtures to deliver appropriate illumination levels for safety and comfort. He continued: “Considering budget was limited, the design team was constantly monitoring the cost and participating in value-engineering efforts, putting significant effort to retain the performance requirements of the project without sacrificing the aesthetic aspect of the design.” Alongside the city planners’ needs, Schuler Shook had to factor in some key lighting considerations from the architects, as Pedota explained: “For the most part, the architects wanted to ensure that the lighting equipment was very well integrated into the architecture, for aesthetic purposes, but also to ensure that fixtures were protected from potential impact or harm caused by visitors.
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“To achieve this, fixtures [from MCI Group and LED Linear] were integrated into the handrails and benches, or were installed flush with the pavement or planter walls, or were recessed in continuous floor slots to conceal fixtures from view. “Another aspect that was important to the design team was celebrating the historic aspect of the site. To achieve this, the existing arcade piers and ornamental capitals were illuminated with in-grade fixtures [from Hydrel] to uplight these historic architectural elements.” As there are no IP68 rated handrails in the industry, the illuminated handrails had to be custom-made in order to meet the submersible applications. To achieve this, the handrails were fitted with 3000K, IP68 LED tape with a frosted lens to protect and diffuse the light source. In The Cove, patterns of projected treebranches are achieved with CMH150W/ T6, weatherproof, theatrical fixtures from Hydrel fitted with glass-gobos and pole-mounted at street level. While in the Water Plaza, the colour-changing
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LED fixtures highlighting the stone of the waterfall, along with the colour-changing fountain fixtures designed by Fluidity Design Consultants, create amusement to all the visitors, especially children. In The Jetty, the LED Linear ‘fish lights’, as the architects called the colour-changing LED lights, delineate the boundary where water meets land. Bridges linking these three ‘rooms’ were illuminated with linear LED fixtures [from MCI Group] with opal white lenses, yielding 1.8 fc average at grade. To provide safety and comfort and to improve facial recognition, fixtures were angled five degrees to provide 1.0-1.5 vertical fc, measured at eye level. The linear LED fixtures used throughout the project use 5-watts per linear foot to delineate the paths, illuminate the ramps in the River Theatre, and provide safety and comfort. Due to concerns the Landscape Architect had with heat from fixtures uplighting the trees, 12-watt, low-heat LED ingrade fixtures were utilised to illuminate the trees. In addition, fixtures were
Previous PageThe illuminated handrails had to be custom-made by MCI Group in order to meet the submersible applications, as the site is located on a flood zone. Far Left In The Cove, patterns of projected tree branches, created by weatherproof, theatrical fixtures from Hydrel fitted with Roscolux glass gobos, create the effect of moonlight through trees, something that Pedota described as 'magical'. Above Left The new-look Riverwalk creates a pleasant new location for residents to take in the sights of Chicago. Above Alongside the five main 'rooms', the Riverwalk negotiated a series of under-bridge connections between blocks, illuminated with linear LED fixtures from MCI Group.
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meticulously integrated within the stairs, at a safe distance away from the trees to avoid damage to the root systems. The transformation of this site, from its former, utilitarian appearance to the bright, welcoming new look, is something that Pedota cited as ‘incredible, both from an architectural point of view and from a lighting perspective’. He said: “We were very happy with the translation from the conceptual approaches to the final results as seen in The Cove, The River Theatre, and The Jetty. “In The Cove, the idea was to create a moonlight effect through the trees, very much like we do when recreating exterior scenes in theatrical lighting. This effect was going to be the general lighting of this room, and our first impression when we saw the final effect was magical! It was recreating an exterior effect in an exterior application, which made it more realistic and at the same time unexpected, given the scale of the effect. “In The River Theatre, the series of ramps were enhanced and reinforced through a series of linear LED fixtures recessed on the riser of the stairs, guiding people up and down the staircases. This, in itself, was visually stimulating. It creates a sense of order to this entire site while providing safety and comfort. “Last but not least was The Jetty. The colour-changing LED tape integrated at the edge of the zigzagging piers is a direct result of hearing the city’s desire
to create a visual attraction after dark among the flowing wetland gardens. Because this effect was tested prior to the final installation, the design team was very happy with the results of this lighting feature. It transforms the site with its infinite, colour-changing capabilities.” And while Pedota admitted that it would have been nice to have had more funding available to effectively execute all of the original ideas that both the architects and Schuler Shook came up with during the conceptual phase, he believes that this adds to the constant learning curve of lighting design. “We are always learning from our projects and the people we get to design with,” he said. “That is a process, and it shouldn’t be changed, or there would be nothing left to learn.” Regardless of any budget-driven changes or restrictions imposed upon the project from the city, Pedota remains very pleased with the final outcome, and particularly with the reaction from the Chicago public and its visitors. “What stands out is how quickly this new space in Chicago has been accepted and welcomed by people,” he said. “Everyone is drawn to it, and that speaks volumes for how well integrated all aspects of the park are, from the lighting to the materials used to the beautiful landscaping. “Getting to light something that is for everyone to enjoy and on such a grand scale really stands out for us.” www.schulershook.com
Above A closer look at the series of ramps in the River Theatre. The recessed LEDs from MCI Group create a sense of order to the site, while also providing safety and comfort.
PROJECT DETAILS Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago IL, USA Client: Chicago Department of Transportation Architect: Ross Barney Architects and Sasaki, USA Lighting Design: Schuler Shook
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TAKE ME TO CHURCH Considered to be one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture, Strasbourg Cathedral stands head and shoulders above the skyline of the surrounding French city. Now, thanks to a remarkable lighting design from L’Acte Lumière, the building’s splendour can be fully realised throughout the night.
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The new lighting scheme for the Cathedral casts the building in an ethereal glow as it towers above the Strasbourg skyline, illuminating it for all to see from miles around.
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The nocturnal appearance of one of Europe’s most important cathedrals has undergone a remarkable transformation, thanks to a stunning new lighting design scheme. Strasbourg Cathedral is located in the heart of the Grande Île, an island that lies at the historic centre of the north-eastern French city and has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1988. The cathedral itself has been under protection as a heritage building since the late 1800s, and is one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in France, with its high silhouette dominating the city’s skyline. Still deeply immersed in a medieval urban structure, the cathedral is the symbol of Alsace, and its four million visitors per year make it the second most visited cathedral in the whole of France, second only to the Notre Dame in Paris. Construction on this landmark structure began in 1015 by Werner de Habsbourg, although following several fires,
reconstruction of the cathedral began at the end of the twelfth century and continued until the fifteenth century, progressing from the chorus towards the western façade, and ending in 1439 with the raising of the spire. As such, the cathedral blends Roman, Gothic, Baroque, Neo-Gothic and Neo-Romantic architectural styles, and is considered to be one of the masterpieces of gothic art. The new lighting scheme for the building was created by French lighting design practice L’Acte Lumière, working with electrical contractors Citeos, engineers Lollier and conservation architects JCBA. The project was carried out as part of a wider, unified lighting plan aimed at revitalising the city, enhancing its heritage and creating something more attractive for tourists visiting the area through the use of light and shadow, while also inviting the Strasbourgois themselves to rediscover their city with new eyes.
The lighting for Strasbourg Cathedral reveals a new facet of the church that largely exceeds the framework for the urban area of Strasbourg. Each night, the cathedral is wrapped in a soft and balanced light and shadow. This glowing light is designed to respect the edifice and urban context in which it is integrated. It does this by magnifying the exceptional patrimonial and architectural wealth of the cathedral, such as its remarkable frontages and sculptures. Initial specifications for the project called for a ‘highly qualitative light, revealing the iconic and magnificent architecture of one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture, while remaining respectful of its millennial history and sacred dimension’. Owing to its status as a UNESCO protected site, the team at L’Acte Lumière was required to present, account for and share their choices with the validation committee, which included
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the building owner, funders and contracting authorities from the city, as well as the heritage foundation itself. Designers were also required to complete a manifest stating their commitment to qualitative light as they revealed the architectural magnificence of this iconic Gothic cathedral. During these early stages of the project, L’Acte Lumière went through a highly detailed planning process, using an incredibly complex 3D model of the cathedral to create the rendering, as JeanYves Soëtnick, lighting designer at the firm, explained: “It was very pleasant to work on such a highly-detailed 3D rendering, something that is not frequent on heritage buildings, to test almost every single floodlight on the Cathedral. “Every projector had to be calculated, but while it was a huge amount of work, it was worth doing it as the day we completed the first rendering, I knew it would be fine. The rendering helped us to identify some details like complex shadows, which we were able to anticipate without spending time testing it on site.”
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After deep consideration of the sacred and iconographic facets and meanings of the structure, designers chose to create a precise illumination, balancing shadow and light. The brown and yellow sandstone comprised rich gradients of red and purples, corresponding to R8 – R9 CRI. This is a difficult colour to render in high quality diodes, so designers selected a 2700K fixture with a short chromatic distortion to ensure quality light. This solution infuses a global ambient luminescence onto the structure, allowing the deep colours of the sandstone and its intricate details to be revealed. Focal glow and highlights were used to enhance the architecture and reveal detailed layers of masonry, like illuminated text. Dynamic white LED luminaires, soft gradients and subtle tints were used to create three distinct nightscapes throughout the whole of the elevation. These nightscapes vary depending on the time; the first, set between twilight and 10pm, acts as a ‘kind of continuity of the colours from the last solar rays’, highlighting the intricate layers of the
structure, with each receding layer growing progressively warmer towards the centre. During the second, set between 10pm and 1am, the iconographic details are reduced and blurred, to draw eyes to the elevation of the building to give a more unified view of the whole edifice at its full height, while in the third phase, set between 1am and dawn, only the upper part of the cathedral tower and roof is highlighted – immutable and comforting, it remains emergent throughout the night above the urban skyline while minimising light pollution to nearby buildings. The lighting of the cathedral integrates the challenges of energy saving and easy maintenance. The light is produced entirely by LEDs, a first in France for a patrimonial building of such a size. As with the design of the new luminaires and their implementation, the optimisation of the energy output of the installation was one of the largest challenges for the project. However, the use of the latest LED technologies makes it possible to better target the elements to be lit, and therefore reduce total energy consumption, leading
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to a more effecting lighting. Alongside this, the installed LEDs have a much longer lifetime, and far reduced maintenance needs. The installation is made up of 580 fixtures, including around 400 Lumenbeam and Lumenfacade luminaires from Lumenpulse, 30 periphery projectors, 60 devices embedded in the ground and 490 projectors or linear devices on the building, divided into eight families of devices, from 3-watts to 250-watts. Every projector is dimmable for the perfect quantities of light, revealing the splendour of the building, the distinctive colour of its sandstone and its intricate masonry and layers. These elements are DMX controlled by nine electrical power boxes that utilise Lumenpulse’s Dynamic White technology, which allows the lighting designers to tune the luminous power and colour temperature in order to precisely match the colours of the stonework. “Throughout the project, the effects had to be correctly balanced and we had to reproduce the same effect across the building, however in some cases we had
to simulate the same effect, but from different points, distance or angles,” Soëtnick explained. “So it was important to be sure that we had the same quality of light without depending on one type of projector, so the Lumenpulse range was perfect for this.” Elsewhere, L’Acte Lumière chose Louss for their recessed inground lighting, as they were able to make a dynamic white inground light, while Insta and WE-EF were chosen for the linear lighting. Approximately fourteen kilometres of cable and 400 light sources are installed on the building, and the entire installation was completed without any drilling into the stone, only mortar joints – an important requirement for the project set by the heritage committee, owing to the cathedral’s UNESCO heritage status. On top of this, all of the bespoke clamping sleeves, collars, fixture corsets and luminaires were painted onsite with an accurate colour to match the stone. As a result of these considerations, the entire installation can be removed without causing any damage to the structure. None of the luminaires,
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Comprised of 580 fixtures, including around 400 Lumenbeam and Lumenfacade luminaires from Lumenpulse, the new lighting scheme not only shows off the sheer size and splendour of the Cathedral, but also the intricacy of the stonework.
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except those in ground, are visible from the exterior, resulting in a balanced, quiet and ‘chiselled’ light, and a magnificent, poetic glow of the building. “The lighting creates a very rich and peaceful glow that pictures can’t translate,” continued Soëtnick. “In a way, it's a light that you have to feel, especially in the intricate layers of masonry.” Francois-Xavier Souvay, President and CEO of Lumenpulse Group, added: “This is a very great privilege to be involved in illuminating a building of such scale and importance. It’s architecturally and historically unique, and of immeasurable significance to the region of Alsace and the whole of France. “We felt a great responsibility to make sure that we provided an effective, sensible lighting solution that reveals the cathedral at its very best, and that will last for many years to come.” Soëtnick added: “For me, as a lover of the city of Strasbourg, I’ve been very interested in this masterpiece for a long time; its architecture, and its history. I’m always very proud when I see people staring at the
building and finding intricate details that they never noticed during daylight. “With this illumination, and the renewal of the ‘place du Chateau’ [completed by L’Acte Lumière in 2013], it’s a complete and vibrant heart for the city, and a new night icon, visible in a soft and chiseled light all around.” The project itself has gained recognition on a wider scale too, picking up an Award of Excellence at the IALD Awards, while also being shortlisted for the upcoming darc awards / architectural. At the IALD Awards presentation, held in Philadelphia on 10th May, judges described the project as ‘a beautiful balance of highlighting and shadow’ and ‘an impressive technical solution – a bridge between the earth and sky, an icon of darkness and light, a monument that ignites the imagination and reveals the passion of its builders’. www.acte-lumiere.com
Alongside the Lumenpulse luminaires, L'Acte Lumière chose Louss for their recessed inground lighting, while Insta and WE-EF were selected for their linear lighting.
PROJECT DETAILS Strasbourg Cathedral, Strasbourg, France Client: City of Strasbourg Lighting Design: L’Acte Lumiere Conservation Architects: JCBA
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DANCING SHADOWS This summer, from 8th July to 3rd September, the façade of Strasbourg Cathedral will be illuminated by an immersive, original light and sound show, courtesy of ACTLD and Rosco. After the success of the summer production ‘Lumière Intemporelle’ in 2016, ACTLD has been mandated one more time to create a new production for the illuminations of the Place du Château in Strasbourg. This year the Place du Château becomes a contemporary shadow theatre for ‘Le Ballet des Ombres Heureuses’ (The Ballet of Happy Shadows). An immersive 360-degree visual experience brings life to a dreamlike spectacle high in contrasts, inhabited by real and phantasmagorical shadows. The classic sound and light show was inspired by the ancient tradition of the shadow play. Shadows have been chosen as the principal way of expression to play with
light and space, and thus create a unique immersive experience. A Silhouette, the heart of the cathedral, takes over the role of the storyteller and drives us throughout the spectacle. The Silhouette is metamorphosing in all its different forms, through poetic scenes that evolve gradually from black and white to colour. The white tones enhance the original colour of the cathedral’s stones while the colour gently appears and transports us through fascinating universes. A captivating atmosphere progressively grows and flies to a wonderfully rhythmic world resonating all around the square, in the heart of the city.
In close collaboration with Rosco, ACTLD developed a contemporary shadow theatre made of 330 made-to-measure glass gobos. The gobos let the lighting team achieve a play of shadows and lights that creates an immersive experience for all spectators. It was the most effective way to extend the mapping on the cathedral and achieve 360-degree immersion. It is also important to ACTLD to integrate the technical elements into the background and render them almost invisible. Where it was not possible to hide it, they designed set elements as part of the show, such as the sculptures. www.actld.com
DOWNTOWN TO CHINATOWN The Jack Chow Building, home to a Canadian Insurance Company, has become a local spectacle and heritage landmark on the map for it's bold and entertaining neon displays.
The Jack Chow Building - the world's skinniest building at 4ft10inches wide - at the corner of Pender and Carrall Streets in Vancouver's Chinatown, has been reimagined as a multi-dimensional lighting attraction. The old heritage landmark, built in 1903, has been described as a one-of-a-kind, stunning and beautiful place in Canada. It is currently home to owners Jack Chow Insurance. Chow mandated the re-design of the lighting to go beyond showcasing the unique architecture, to making an extraordinary statement. The unique interior design is made up of an all glass central core staircase with individual, custom-made stainless steel nosing to conceal the LED neon for the illuminated glass tread, yet exposes the neon from the backside, thus creating the effect of an ascending series of floating neon tubes. The exterior of the building covers the full length of a block and entices passes by to immerse themselves in an audio-visual experience as they walk the length of the sidewalk, which illuminates in a marvel of colours and is choreographed to music. Both neon and natural lighting is reflected in this small space with the help of the newly featured central mirrored glassway,
neon marquee chrome ceiling and glass stairway. It’s perhaps a not-so-subtle nod to the neon heydays of Chinatown but brings it into current times with its cutting edge multi-channel LED technology, allowing them full control to artistically play with the synchronisation. Owner Rod Chow worked in collaboration with Eugene Mendelev, of EOS Lightmedia, to bring together an amalgamation of expert live theatrical lighting programming and innovative architectural lighting design and control in order to exploit the building’s unique 3D shallow façade and glass elements. Bay windows on the upper floor create both a full-length continuous skylight, and an opportunity to use the length as an impressive lit element. The skylights also serve to light the entire roof soffit. Dual beams of white light are focused on the original 1913 date centre crown, proudly emphasising the significant heritage of the building. The bay windows and underside of the skylights also provide perfect anchor points for white lights to not only showcase the gold embellished columns, but also create a bright, spotlit 'walk of fame' look to the sidewalk. In order for the bright neon colours to make
a bold statement in the building, Chow has had to pair down to minimal white light accents both internally and externally for further lighting elements. As a result of the shallow nature of the building, not only do these white light accents act as functional lighting, they are also integrated to light up the entire back wall to create a total white out effect when desired. The overall accomplished look is outstanding and attracts many visitors across Vancouver and a lot more business to the insurance firm - an occupationt that could do with a little colour and fun from time to time. Lighting elements used to bring together this magical display for both interior and exterior came from a mix of Philips, Green LED, Strand and an amalgamation of synchronised control details provided by Interactive Technologies and ETC Ion. www.jackchow.com
PROJECT DETAILS Jack Chow Building, Vancouver, Canada Client: World's Famous Building Corporation Lighting Design: World's Famous Building Corporation Lighting Suppliers: Philips, Strand, Green LED Lighting Solutions, Interactive Technologies, ETC Ion, Nomad
DARK IDENTITY Lighting from CPLD sets out the night-time identity for the Dubai Water Canal, boosting the profile of the area as it aims to become an enticing attraction and international marketing icon of Dubai. Situated between Business Bay and the Arabian Gulf, the Dubai Water Canal directly connects the Business Bay to The Golf and the Safa Park to Jumeirah Beach Park. The project was designed to address the needs of both locals and tourists, by creating an environmental infrastructure that will become an enticing attraction, namely an international marketing icon for Dubai. CPLD created a lighting master plan for the entire project, including the lighting of the boardwalk, plazas, water taxi stations, footbridges and vehicular bridges, that sets out the night-time identity for the entire district. In response to the clientâ€™s brief for a unique, attractive and dynamic environment, the CPLD team incorporated functional lighting that is adaptive to activity and time as well as feature lighting that changes dynamically. Cutting edge intelligent lighting technology has been implemented for both lighting approaches and successfully answers various practical and high aesthetical needs. The lighting approach from CPLD offers a cohesive backbone of integrated landscape lighting and functional light through the use of specially designed light poles along the open pedestrian routes, combined with
additional integrated step and handrail lighting on the edge of the boardwalk. Power Line Communication has been used for all functional lighting ensuring realtime feedback and control of every lamp. Through the use of intelligent LED lighting, matters of energy efficiency, reduced maintenance and expandability were successfully addressed. For this project, the designers aimed to achieve a sophisticated dialogue between light, space and time, using products from Neri Illuminazione, WE-EF, acdc and Osram. Therefore, they designed a dynamic lighting scheme that enhances the multi-sensory experience of strolling alongside the canal, while also creating identity. The source of inspiration and main concept of the feature lighting for the project was the reflections of light in the water flowing within the canal and its connection to the lunar cycle. The main design tool towards this direction was the employment of the basic element of the movement of light through the use of pre-programmed light intensity changes of the RGBW LED segments of the vertical illuminating slot and top marker of the light pole facing the canal. The landscape on both banks is constantly changing thanks to the transformative
light reflection on the water from the bespoke DMX controlled light poles on the waterfront. Viewed from a distance, the rhythmical light pattern created by the high-tech lamp posts positioned on both edges creates a vertical projection of the footprint of the canal, thus amplifying its elegant serpentine course through the mainland of Dubai. For the three footbridges connecting the two banks, a more static and discrete lighting approach was preferred as CPLD regarded these majestic architectural elements as sculptural highlights of the skyline of Dubai. White colour lighting accentuates the architectural form of the footbridges with the Y-shaped and helicalshaped steel structures, while for the illumination of the arch-shaped footbridge coloured light scenarios were also provided for special occasions. www.cpld.gr
PROJECT DETAILS Dubai Water Canal, Dubai, UAE Client: Meydan, Meraas, RTA Lighting design: CPLD Architect: AE7 Lighting suppliers: Neri Illuminazione, WE-EF, acdc, Osram
CLOUD NINE A modest new lighting scheme from LUMINOcité has given the 9 Locks of Fonseranes, first built the seventeenth century, a profound sense of poetry, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, helping the historic landmark emerge from the French countryside.
The 9 Locks of Fonseranes is the most emblematic installation on the Canal du Midi, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Eight pounds and nine doors were designed by original architect Pierre-Paul Riquet, born in Béziers in the seventeenth century, for barges to cross a 21.5-metre height difference on a 300-metre length: the technical prowess achieved in 1697 still fascinates 450,000 visitors each year. This makes it the third most visited tourist site in Languedoc-Roussillon, after the ‘Pont du Gard’ and the ‘Cité de Carcassonne’. “The recent rehabilitation of the 9 Locks of Fonseranes opens the way to get the prestigious ‘Réseau des Grands Sites de France’ accreditation, which highlights the most spectacular tourist sites in France. A real chance to massively increase the
touristic development of the Béziers region for the coming years,” said Frédéric Lacas, President of Beziers Council. Philippe Deliau, Landscape Architect on the project, added: “The aim of this landscape design is to create both an oneiric and instructive promenade throughout the site: the canal’s bank, the esplanades surrounding the buildings, the access ramp and the threshold alongside the nine locks, the bridges and the magical views on Béziers historic city centre. “One unique ground guides the steps and one unique material is used for all the equipment, while modern construction characterises the new buildings.” Fonseranes has many distinctive characteristics: back and forth shuttling, locks opening and closing, spectacular and
perilous maneuvers – movements which become, at nightfall, quiet boats rolling and water reflections, a captivating peace livened up by frogs singing. The lighting design, implemented by France-based LUMINOcité, circulates on one-kilometre, through a dozen heritage elements, including wooden piers, water coach house, locks and pounds. At night, a succession of scenes is progressively revealed to visitors as they walk alongside the locks, with Béziers’ fortifications a breathtaking backdrop. In order to make Fonseranes a popular nighttime promenade, the lighting design combines a true sense of poetry with a warm atmosphere, while respecting the kind, natural darkness surrounding. The overall lighting scheme remains modest,
but the most important elements are finely highlighted, emerging from the sleeping countryside. Enchanting atmospheres have been created for visitors, combining subtle shade effects, coloured lighting and water reflections. The project associates the warm white continuous lighting of the pedestrian walk, which strolls from east to west, with scenographic lighting displaying the colours inspired from the shades found on the original construction plans of the locks. These lighting scenes are created thanks to 30 projectors (dynamic RGBW on DMX network) fixed on five poles nine-metres high. Benefiting from a contemporaneous design that perfectly matches with the locks’ mouldings, the aluminium masts are placed in line with the axis formed by the
vegetation, and seem to have been there forever. Quite avant-gardist for the 17th century, the locks’ architect Pierre-Paul Riquet developed the local economy by using only material and constructors from the local area. The recent rehabilitation perpetuates this sustainable commitment: both the lighting furniture manufacturer and the installers being nearby companies. The lighting scenes succeeding one another at nightfall vary according to the season and the number of visitors. The colours and their combinations can be modified and renewed, the idea being to make the Fonserane site live at the rhythm of visitors and events, and to offer a striking experience to the public. www.luminocite.fr
Lighting from Technilum and Lumenpulse helps to create a sense of poetry along the locks, with a warm atmosphere that highlights the most important elements, while respecting the kind, natural darkness of the surrounding landscape.
PROJECT DETAILS 9 Locks of Fonseranes, France Client: Conurbation of Béziers Lighting Design: LUMINOcité Architect: ALEP Landscape Lighting Suppliers: Technilum, Lumenpulse
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE A commemorative garden built on the site of William Shakespeare’s former home has been given a dramatic new look, thanks to an atmospheric lighting scheme from Speirs + Major. Speirs + Major have created an atmospheric nighttime experience at Shakespeare’s New Place, a commemorative garden built on the site of the house he lived in from 1597 until his death in 1616. The lighting scheme provides a new perspective on the contemporary landscape, which takes in the footprint of the home, and a series of commissioned artworks recalling Shakespeare’s life and work. Those who visit the site after dark will enjoy a journey of discovery created through the subtle interplay of light and shadow, revealing the garden and its artefacts. “Our job was to enhance the creative vision of designers Timothy O’Brien and Chris Wise, extending the usability of the garden while remaining sympathetic to the historic site,” said Mark Major, RDI and Principal of Speirs + Major. “In addition to highlighting the key sculptural features, we also illuminated the soft landscape, creating a special sense of enclosure, as well as a visual reminder of the creative, informal garden setting.” As is fitting for a site commemorating one of the greatest storytellers of all time, the lighting draws inspiration from theatrical techniques. Senior Lighting Designer Kerem Asfuroglu explained: “The aim was to emphasise the sculptural quality of each artefact through the use of dramatic contrast, with the surrounding landscape acting as a stage. This creates a contrasting duality in the day and nighttime character of the garden - much like the blurred distinction between dreams and reality which have often been subject to Shakespeare’s plays.” The scheme is predominantly realised at low level, with the exception of selected directional lighting details. Visitors enter the garden through a majestic bronze gate, drawn to a highlighted screen positioned just inside. Past this, visitors are free to meander and enjoy the artefacts. The long Golden Garden that connects the
Gatehouse with the site of the main house is designed to represent the ‘golden fruits’ of Shakespeare’s life’s work. It contains 38 weather vanes representing his 38 plays. A softly dappled effect reveals the texture and richness of the amber and gold planting, created by Mike Stoane Lighitng downlights positioned on ten of the vanes. The metaphorical heart of the house is marked with a ring of glowing pleached hornbeams above a circular bench, both of which are lit from beneath by acdc Plaza 10 surface mounted adjustable luminaires and Lumino V12s respectively. They surround a dramatic sculpture of a windblown bronze tree bending towards a massive shadowed orb. Directional uplighting to this piece from Mike Stoane Lighting emphasises the implied movement and the shadowing, intended to signify the force and extent of Shakespeare’s creative power. In total there are ten artefacts, installations or grouped artworks positioned throughout the site. The lighting for each of these uses individual and integrated lighting details, designed following consultations and tests with each artefact creator. At the garden’s far end, visitors can explore the restored Elizabethan Knot Garden. The lighting focus in this area shifts to a more balanced approach that draws attention to the landscape elements. Ares Vincenza bollards light selected pathways and planting, revealing the lush nature of the garden, supplemented by asymmetric uplights from Bega lighting the perimeter hedge and pergola structure. www.speirsandmajor.com
PROJECT DETAILS Shakespeare’s New Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK Client: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Lighting Design: Speirs + Major Lighting Suppliers: acdc, Bega, Lightworks, Lumino, Mike Stoane Lighting
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LIGHTING THE WAY Business offices in central Glasgow receive a chic and dynamic lighting make-over for the exterior of their building.
KPMG, leaders in the business management world based in Glasgow, has made its residence in the St Vincent Plaza, developed by Abstract (Glasgow) Ltd / Abstract Securities. It is the latest addition to Glasgow's increasingly dramatic and evergrowing skyline. St Vincent Plaza has been designed to provide top quality city centre office accommodation at a realistic and affordable level, significantly below prices for other new Grade A office buildings in Glasgow's prime office core. It provides very efficient and environmentally friendly accommodation in a Glasgow market where the supply of new Grade A offices has significantly reduced. The striking glass-clad office building provides 172,000sqft of office space, and its surrounding site has been featured,
highlighted and framed by Trykaâ€™s Contineo RGB flexible linear strip system, to fully animate the design by lighting design practice, LDA. Tryka Contineo also illuminate vertical linear runs, giant rectangles and underlit concrete stairways surrounding the office complex. The fully encapsulated, IP68, diffused flexible strip is a direct view lighting system that also offers the ability to bend around curves and angles. Tryka were enlisted to supply the Contineo by main contractor Castle Building Services of East Kilbride. They called in Tryka LED to meet the demanding requirements of the building design, and the hostile climate conditions the features would have to operate under. The IK08 vandal resistant Contineo was an ideal fit, as the vertical lines travel from street level up the
building. The ideas and concept design for St Vincent Plaza's lighting scheme was developed through various stages that involved LDA Design as the landscape architects, along with Bigg Design and Lightfolio. Architects for the building were Keppie Design of Glasgow, Castle Building Services and Bowmer + Kirkland undertook the installation works. www.lda-design.co.uk
PROJECT DETAILS St Vincent Plaza, Glasgow, UK Client: Castle Building Services Lighting Design: LDA Design Architect: Keppie Design Lighting Suppliers: Tryka L.E.D., Philips Dynalite
SQUARE ROUTE Kozani city centre has its central urban field illumminated as the city works towards creating an environmentally friendly pedestrianised place of recreation. Located at the principal commercial district of the city of Kozani, the Nikis Square is dubbed the most significant and historical space of the city. Its historical significance was during the Ottoman Rule, where the area provided refuge for nearby citizens, and thus became a place of congregation and sanctuary for the Kozani residents over the years that followed. In a similar manner, the new square is meant to be a place free from modern threats such as pollution, traffic and lack of space. The aim of the project is to protect the environment and avoid the impact of glare and light pollution. The new winning architectural proposal of the Greek national competition suggests a central large scale 'urban field' that gradually slopes downwards towards the existing pedestrian zone on the south side, infiltrating into the townâ€™s activity. The square is organised around an arc that accentuates all commercial uses, offering protection from the street and heavy
traffic. A sloping edge with long benches, trees and water features, marks the transition between places for movement and pause. Lighting for Nikis Square, designed by Mara Spentza and supplied by Simes, Disano and Fosnova, was developed early on at the conceptual stage and was considered as an integral and primary element of the overall architectural composition. The lighting design scheme for the new square, starting from the pedestrian vistas on the south, aims at enabling the appreciation of the new diverse qualities of the spaces created within the urban field, as well as intensifying the emotional impact of the project, emphasising the dynamic movement and serene transition between spaces. The feeling of a self luminous space is achieved through a designed pattern of embedded linear led strips and brightness variations integrated within different activities. Excessive bold illumination is avoided, whilst also creating a rhythm
of movement in a suggestive direction. The arc shape is emphasised by linear led cove lighting along it, creating ambient luminescence for the spaces below making them safe and reassuring. Motion and transition are amplified by the reflection of the lit flowing water elements. The lamps used were mainly LED, metal halide and fluorescent. Cool white 4000K was used for the suggested routes while warm white 3000K for the spaces of refuge, recreational and vegetation areas, thus creating hierarchies and desired contrasts. www.lightinarch.com
PROJECT DETAILS Nikis Square, Kozani, Greece Client: Municipality of Kozani Lighting Design: Mara Spentza Architect: 406ARCHITECTS Lighting Suppliers: Simes, Disano, Fosnova
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HIGHER EDUCATION Lighting design from Licht Kunst Licht has given the Vocational College of the Archbishopric Cologne, a bright, refreshing new look, creating a welcoming atmosphere for the student community.
Inaugurated in summer 2016, the Vocational College of the Archbishopric Cologne is now one of the most important educational facilities for social professions in North Rhine-Westphalia and unites formerly three schools. The design pivot was and is an organically shaped atrium that forms the project’s heart, circulation area, meeting place, auditorium and light well. The atrium is also the core element of the lighting concept. In order to emphasise the space’s multi-layered characteristic, the atrium’s rear walls have been illuminated with continuous concealed grazing light profiles from Insta. The balustrade edge contains organic recesses with wood fillings that shroud adjustable track-mounted projectors. Through the fillings’ apertures, they illuminate the auditorium and the sculptural stairs. In the library, the shelf lighting designed by
the interior designers occurs entirely from the furniture itself. Only in the periphery, following the generous façade fenestration, the illumination of the reading desks is provided by Zumtobel downlights and task lights. The grooves of the scaled ceiling panels of the cafeteria are visually detached from one another by means of a touch of light. A seating niche is emphasised through grazing light. The remaining spatial illumination occurs through Hoffmeister’s recessed adjustable downlights that engender a concentrated brilliant presence of the cafeteria tables. All classrooms are lit by continuous, slender, low-glare lighting profiles, courtesy of Selux. They follow the façade contours in three tracks that can be perceived from the outside as staggered outlines. Outdoors, light steles with a rotational symmetric light distribution illuminate the
forecourt. Near the façade, the paths are fitted with grazing light from LED Linear located at the base of elongated benches. Selected trees are gently uplit by WE-EF inground recessed luminaires in the planters. Generally, the lighting design contributes greatly to the visual mediation of the architecture, crisp and polygonal on the outside, soft and organic on the inside. It skilfully sculpts the spatial envelope and contributes to making the visual layers tangible. www.lichtkunstlicht.com
PROJECT DETAILS Vocational College of the Archbishopric, Cologne, Germany Client: Archbishopric Cologne General Curacy Lighting Design: Licht Kunst Licht Architect: 3pass Architekt, Stadtplaner, Kusch Mayerle BDA Interior Design: Keggenhoff & Partner Innenarchitektur Architektur Design Lighting Suppliers: Bergmeister, Hoffmeister, Insta, LED Linear, Selux, WE-EF, Zumtobel
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LONDON'S FINEST Georgian townhouse in London evolves into a modern marvel in a basement conversion of the finest kind, with custom made lighting fixtures and top of the range dimming technology. This project consists of a complete refurbishment of a Georgian five-storey house in Londonâ€™s Belgravia neighbourhood. The main aim was to have large interior spaces with an improvement in the quality of natural and artificial light. Born in the Italian island of Sardinia, the homeowner has a strong connection with his local culture, which includes features such as openness and an abundance of light. In order to maximise the volume of the various spaces within the house Andy Martin Architects proceeded with a removal of all interior elements. The new design introduced ideas such as transparency, connection, materiality and texture, light and shadow together with excitement and tranquillity. The lighting was designed by Pinto Lighting Design in accordance with the architectâ€™s concept. Linear lighting details that follow the entire length of the floors were used to enhance the size of the rooms. High colour rendering light sources helped to reinforce the colours and textures used in the new design. The kitchen, dining room and TV areas in the lower ground floor were key areas to focus on as those spaces are often more inhabited for cooking, meals with guests and relaxing. The architect chose glass pavement lights to connect this floor with the level above. This proved to be a key element of success in bringing both daylight and artificial light from the level above. Small step lights were used to light the custom metal staircase on the lower
floors and the timber staircase on the floors above. The perforated balustrade in conjunction with the step lights produces an interesting lighting effect on the stair walls. Wall mounted outdoor spotlights were located carefully above the three roof lights to create a gentle glow inside. A custom mirror with integrated linear LED light was designed in conjunction with the architect and assembled on site by the contractor. Most of the luminaires used are controlled by dimmers and, for cost reasons, the lighting control system was designed only for the Lower Ground Floor and Ground Floor areas, with the bedrooms and bathrooms on the top three floors using conventional dimming and switching. The lighting manufactures used include Lightgraphix, Lucent Lighting, KKDC, Light Projects, iGuzzini, acdc, Delta Light and Encapsulite. With an overall sense of achievement from those involved in the project, the final result and the project has had extensive support, encouragement and exposure through various mediums on multiple platforms. www.pintolightingdesign.com
PROJECT DETAILS Perf House, London, UK Client: Private Lighting Design: Pinto Lighting Design Architect: Andy Martin Architects Lighting Suppliers: Lightgraphix, Lucent Lighting, KKDC, Light Projects, iGuzzini, acdc, Delta Light, Mode Lighting, Encapsulite
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PALACE OF LIGHT The dynamic lighting scheme for the Neftyanik Palace of Arts transforms the building into a giant canvas, painting it in bright light patterns that can be seen for miles around.
The lighting scheme for the Neftyanik Palace of Arts took into consideration the whole building as a unique huge canvas, whose many separate parts and levels, although enlightened by differently organised lighting systems, should stand out, owing to a well-mixed blend of dynamic lights and colours acting in perfect polar harmony. In order to simplify the lighting process, the façade was conceptually divided into several areas. One of the main attractions of the building is a huge glass façade located on the entire width of the main entrance. This screen is a unique combination of light and transparency. The façade can be modified whenever desired. When night falls it comes to life at the flick of a switch, transforming into a giant screen, a powerful visual and interactive medium. Designers can create a design and the façade broadcasts it faithfully through its independently controlled LEDs. It has very high luminosity (seen from three kilometres away). While in the daylight this clear glass façade looks quite ordinary, in the dark it turns into a huge multimedia screen, capable of displaying colour transitions, graphics and full-motion video. The glass retains 99% of its transparency. The rest of the building plays an important role, being enhanced by an amazing combination of different techniques of dynamic illumination (flood lighting, accent lighting, backlighting), always matching in colour and motion with the images displayed on the mega screen. Particular attention had to be paid to the colour mixing system. In order to achieve the required level of colour brightness, intensity and uniformity on the façades presenting different textures and colours, a six-colour mixing system was considered the best choice. The fixtures were therefore
equipped with LEDs in red, blue, green, warm white, natural white, and cool white. All the product shells have been painted in a special finishing colour in order to allow their perfect camouflage on the building walls. As the lighting fixtures should also have been able to operate in the harsh and long winter typical of the city of Surgut, the vast majority of devices were delivered in the polar edition. The polar edition involves the use of an integrated automatic system of cleverly removing snow and ice from the front glass and housing, the use of connecting cables from special materials (usually polyurethane) and electrical connectors with a degree of protection not less than IP65. An architectural lighting system was required to enhance the night view of the new centre, which had to comply with the rigid parameters and pre-requisites, such as: lighting technology, lighting design, creativity, flexibility, energetic consumption, ease of installation, ergonomics, functionality of the control system as well as quality, durability and versatility of the lighting equipment. It took about four years to finalise this challenging installation, which went through many revisions, modifications, improvements and changes. A creative team of architects, designers, lighting technicians, and engineers worked tirelessly to link the single parts of the project, double-checking every single detail over and over again. www.mtelectro.ru
PROJECT DETAILS Neftyanik Palace of Arts, Surgut, Russia Client: Surgutneftegas Lighting Design: MT Electro Lighting Suppliers: Griven, AGC, Philips, Fagerhult, Traxon, Roca
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COMMUNITY SPIRIT The new lighting design at Farum Midtpunkt was a true community project, with Ramboll Lighting including the site’s 3,500 tenants in the redesign process, allowing them to influence the outcome while reinforcing the feeling of local community. Farum Midtpunkt (FM) has inspired generations of architects. It is an experimental, modernistic, coherent housing area built in the early 70’s, with its iconic cubic rooftop terraces reminiscent of Asian rice fields. The housing area is a part of the Danish Social Housing Sector, which is a unique model providing appropriate dwellings for diverse groups of people at reasonable rents. This model gives tenants the right to influence their own living conditions and creates a true community of individuals from different backgrounds, economic stature and age groups. During Farum Midtpunkt’s first 45 years its demographic and social structure has changed several times. Five years ago the residents decided it was the time to renew FM with an updated socio-environmental project. During the development of the new landscape and lighting design there was a great focus on involving the tenants in the process through workshops. These workshops followed the tradition of the Social Housing Sector by being conducted as a democratic organisation with the community having a right to discuss and influence the direction of the project. The outcome of this process is a new outdoor
area that is tailored after the specific needs of the neighborhood, which houses 3,500 tenants. The lighting concept is developed to increase the subjective feeling of safety, prolong and support the social interaction into the dark hours, be site-specific and hence reinforce the feeling of local community, while being energy efficient, sustainable and robust. Functionally the scope mainly consists of the illumination for the three newly established areas: the welcome apron towards Frederiskborgvej, the cut through the building which is the new entrance gate to FM and the activity park which is located immediately after the throughway. In the entrance area the intention was to establish the visual order where the wayfinding would be intuitive and unambiguous. The goal was to illuminate all the internal surfaces of the throughway to create a visual framing for the original spiral staircase, which is showcased as artwork, once it was redesigned as a standalone sculpture, free from the building’s superstructure. The special attention was given to the details of integration of Osram's custom-made LED luminaires into the throughway cladding.
The coherent illumination of the vertical surfaces is completed by the illumination of columns on the ground floor, provided on both fronts by BEGA. At the activity park side the lighting tends again to reinforce and showcase the new architectural framework: the walls along the edges are illuminated and the centrally located timber deck is ‘lifted’ by light so it ‘hovers’ above the pavement. The location is now the new social heart of FM. People are invited to stay and spend time at this newly created cultural and community spot. On the other hand the lighting is also developed to support the new sport activities (skateboarding, roller skating, football and rock-climbing) for those who prefer motion at night. While developing the lighting for the sport activities the emphasis was on establishing glare-free solutions while still creating an inviting and multi-use space. www.ramboll.com
PROJECT DETAILS Farum Midtpunkt, Farum, Denmark Client: KAB Lighting Design: Ramboll Lighting Architect: Ramboll Architects; BOGL Lighting Suppliers: BEGA, Osram, Light Constructor
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3D WALL ART Listed Berlin highschool receives a statement piece of graphic artwork on their walls to highlight their presence in the neighbourhood.
For a historical building and school, designers at Studio De Schutter were consulted to create a modern yet unique sign for the exterior of the building. Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Oberschule (High School) desired a graphic intervention to highlight their presence in the local neighbourhood that would integrate well with the historical façade, as well as fulfil the many requirements of a listed building. After careful evaluation of the building's exterior, the designers chose a niche, which in former times was used to place a statue. This niche now carries the initials of the school's name: 'MELO'. They created an aluminium, folded, back-
lit, custom-made sign, and played with the height and the depth to increase the visibility of their name towards the main street. Due to the centred folding, the sign has a 3D effect, playing with the perception of the viewer and unfolding the letters as they pass by. Both during day and night, the material changes colour depending on the viewing angle, enhancing the optical illusion. As a result of strict German listings restrictions, the sign had to restrict the amount of surface area touching the brick work, keeping contact to a minimum, while still remaining functional and eye-catching.
The back-lit letters lend a warm glow to the reddish historical brick façade. The lighting is linked to a sensor and a dimmer that switches on at dusk and automatically switches off at night - in order not to disturb the neighbours and to reduce light pollution. www.studiodeschutter.com
PROJECT DETAILS MELO sign, Berlin, Germany Client: Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Oberschule Lighting Design: Studio De Schutter Lighting Suppliers: Unikat
kreon aplis is a range of circular recessed downlights that are characterised by their minimal trim dimensions and deep-set LED position, providing a subtle feeling of light without the uncomfortable sight of light. The range utilises best in class LED modules and is available in four diameters from 40mm upto 165mm to suit spacial requirements. With a choice of directional, ďŹ xed or wall wash formats, kreon aplis can provide a discreet yet functional solution to general or accent lighting within architecture. Finished in black for a dramatic ceiling contrast and maximum light control, or white for a harmonious ceiling integration.
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SHELTER FROM THE STORM In snowy Churwalden, in rural Switzerland, residents welcomed a new bus terminal, offering shelter in the harsh Swiss weather conditions.
The new bus terminal in Churwalden was opened in November 2016 and represents a successful fusion of architecture and light with a unique, dynamic wood construction with a dual purpose: the exterior serves as a modern terminal for regional bus services while the interior is used as a branch of the Migros supermarket chain. The bus terminal is characterised by its vertically positioned wood slats, which arch upwards along the faรงade. These create a three-dimensional look, as well as creating a warm, natural appearance. The dynamic wood slat design is perfectly accentuated by means of linear LED lighting and LED spots by LED Linear, which are directed downwards at certain points. The 65-metre long building was built on ground that falls sharply down towards the valley. This posed a challenge in terms of the lighting design. The building is designed like an elegant floating body, which changes its appearance and dimensions from all points of view through the play of light and shadow amongst the slats. Equally importantly was to ensure a practical installation and to take the environmentally friendly running of the facility into consideration. Two lighting elements are used to give the impression that the building is floating. A circumferential and flexible LED strip follows the upper, curved edge of the roof and LED spots, with focusable optics, channel light into uniformly arranged lighting cones on the ground. Both elements accentuate the curve of the canopy and the overall shape of the building structure. It is this combination which makes the different lighting moods possible. The LED spot used is waterproof and features focusable optics, with a pivotmounted ball joint that connects it to the roof. Despite the sloping terrain and varying height of the faรงade, the focusable lens always enables the lighting cones on the ground to appear in the same size. Each lighting cone has been customised in size and intensity for this purpose. Highly intensive lighting was selected both for the LED strip and the LED spots. To ensure a long service life and minimal maintenance, the LED strip and LED spots operate on medium power in dimmed mode with daylight adjustments. www.light-on.ch
PROJECT DETAILS New Bus Terminal, Churwalden, Switzerland Client: Valscas Immobilien Lighting Design: LIGHT ON Beleuchtungstechnik GmbH Architect: Ritter Schumacher AG Lighting Suppliers: LED Linear
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LIGHT BOX SENSATION Geometric fabric light box breathes new life into a regular, mundane shopping experience for patrons at the Perimeter Mall in North Atlanta. The Concentric Luminance Project, an under bridge architectural lighting installation in the Perimeter Mall, is an intriguing architectural lighting installation constructed and carefully engineered to illuminate the Perimeter Mall, located in North Atlanta. Architecture Design Collaborative (ADC) was given the task to transform the mall’s gloomy interior and to simulate a naturally illuminated outdoor mall. ADC, in collaboration with LEDCONN, provided a creative lighting solution to illuminate the previously poorly-lit walkway bridges where this installation was constructed. This project design required more than just adequate lighting levels; ADC and LEDCONN were committed to produce consistent and engaging visual elements to enhance the consumer's overall shopping experience. ADC was inspired by the pristine aesthetics of classic garden landscaping design and employed a unique geometric pattern as the dominant design element. The design concept focused on simulating the pristine edges and evenly distributed natural light of
the inspirational landscape. ADC had worked with LEDCONN on other projects and knew they would be a great partner to make this design concept a reality. The custom design would incorporate concentric rectangles created by alternating materials comprised of wood laminate and fabric light boxes. It was very important to ADC that the complex fabric light box installation appear virtually seamless. Utilising LEDCONN’s Profile 120 Fabric Light Box was the perfect choice for this project to achieve this seamless and uniformly-lit look. LEDCONN’s Profile 120 Fabric Light Boxes were custom made into four trapezoids mitered perfectly at the corner sections to make the seamless design come to life, with the largest sections measuring up to twenty-two feet long. The LEDCONN team was able to assemble and install the Profile 120 Fabric Light Boxes on site with limited time constraints despite the challenges of the busy retail environment. Facing visual challenges from other light sources around the mall, the LEDCONN team persisted through mock-ups and on-site adjustment
to engineer the perfect solution. A white Silicone Edge Graphics (SEG) fabric combined with a colour temperature of 6500k gave the desired refreshing, even lighting effect in spite of the challenges posed by these competing light sources. Perfectly even light distribution contributed to the sleek and modern aesthetics of the installation, which in turn transformed this lighting design into a centrepiece for the newly renovated architectural elements. The Perimeter Mall patrons no longer have to walk through dark and gloomy corridors to do their shopping now that the mall’s under bridge area features a beautifully lit modern work of art to breathe new life into the customer's shopping experience. www.adcollaborative.com
PROJECT DETAILS Concentric Luminance Project, North Atlanta, USA Client: Perimeter Mall Lighting Design: Architecture Design Collaborative (ADC) Architect: Architecture Design Collaborative (ADC) Lighting Suppliers: LEDCONN, Architecture Design Collaborative (ADC)
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SPIRITUAL KINGDOM OF LIGHT The Notre Dame Basilica showcases the latest in mapping projection in a beautifully magical production, creating an enlightening and immersive experience. AURA is among the most ambitious Moment Factory creative lighting projects to date. It is a 45 minute immersive sound, light and projection mapping experience in Montreal’s historic Notre Dame Basilica, set to an inspiring spatialised orchestral soundtrack. When James O'Donnell designed the Notre-Dame Basilica, he dreamed of a magnificently sacred place full of colour, gilding and a recurrent theme of verticality, inspiring the soul towards divine reconciliation. Almost 200 years later, this same uplifting vision guided Moment Factory’s creative process. Aura was born out of a desire to bring Montreal’s Notre Dame Basilica to life in a totally new way. As part of Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations, the goal was to highlight the astounding intricacy and beauty of the Basilica’s architecture and artworks with the latest in projection mapping technology, while also framing it as a living, dynamic part of Montreal’s heritage and spirituality. The success of the entire project rested on the seamless integration of the sound and light technologies with the historic interior architecture and space. A sophisticated, custom-built mapping system was used to facilitate the creation of artistic content perfectly matching the structure of the Basilica’s interior architecture. This allowed the seamless integration of the projected video content into every ornate detail of the architecture. What’s more, given the vibrant colour palette of the interior, the projection mapping content colours had to be carefully adjusted to have an additive effect with the existing colours of the
space. In every sense, the mapping content had to be perfectly integrated with the interior in order to create the visual illusion of a spiritually dynamic and transformative space. The creative process for AURA involved a productive dialogue between the Moment Factory team and the Fabrique de la Paroisse Notre-Dame (managers of the Basilica). After an intense research phase, the creative and design team began a painstaking process of creating an enormous, animated layer of digital visual content for the Basilica’s historic interior. A 3D scan of the Basilica was commissioned and created, resulting in a complex 3D mapping canvas, within which the artists and designers worked. Over the course of the creative process, which began in 2015, more than 100 people worked in close collaboration. Four intense months of visual content production, a year of music composition and recording (with 30 musicians and a 20 member choir), 1.5 months of installation and an entire month of content integration and testing were required to make this uplifting project a reality. There was a total of 21 projectors used, fourteen projectors for the show portion of the experience and seven for the exploratory portion, with approximately 140 lamps installed throughout. Moment Factory worked with a firm that specialises in ‘scanning’ to carefully scan the Basilica in all its details. These scans allowed them to create what is referred to as the templates, which became the tool used by our content artists. www.momentfactory.com
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STORY WALL Dark underpasses are no longer an issue in this Swedish city that has embraced a lighting design that entertains pedestrians and cyclists as they travel through the tunnel, as well as ensuring the space is well lit and safe for all. Walking under a railroad bridge when it's dark in most cities is an undesirable journey, they are typically dark and dingy and I personally tend to pick up the pace in order to come out the other side as quickly as possible. In the Swedish city of Eskilstuna, the municipality requested a lighting installation to brighten up one of their main central gateways into the city, with the help of ÅF Lighting and Lumenpulse. In order to make it safer, the underpass has been well lit with white wash walls along the pedestrian and cyclist pathways. However, there is an element of surprise to what seems like a simply-lit tunnel, as when pedestrians pass through, the luminaires cast a colourful, moveable shadow across
the walls that mimic your movements as you walk/dance/jump by. Red, green and blue luminaires cast coloured shadows of each passer-by on to the walls, turning them into a moving piece of art and a part of the lighting design through their movements. Eskilstuna municipality asked for a lighting design that would be effective in brightening the dark passage into a more inviting space whilst maintaining minimum costs. ÅF Lighting was chosen to provide the single colour fixtures, which were placed evenly between the pillars to create shadows that are as sharply defined as possible and work in coherence with the already placed, yellow tinted luminaires. Lighting manufacturer Lumenpulse was
approached to provide the luminaires for the project, providing the coloured spectrum for the desired effect. Lighting designer Tobias Olsson described the concept: “The tunnel is one of the main passages through central Eskilstuna, and since so many people pass through here it becomes a concentrated version of the city. In this tunnel, it is the citizens themselves who tell the story of Eskilstuna with the help of light, and their story is unique and ever changing.” Despite a minimal budget, ÅF Lighting managed to turn uncomfortably dark parts of the tunnel into a luminous space that both adults and children can enjoy. www.afconsult.com/lighting
This is CoeLux ST: 600x600x400-700mm modules, suitable for many different settings, creating an artificial window facing a luminous sky, traversed by the rays of a bright sun. Increasing the comfort of offices, meeting rooms, lobbies, waiting rooms, stores, spas, gyms, lifts, ship cabins and clean rooms, rooms deprived of natural light are thoroughly enhanced by CoeLux ST. No matter how large or small the space is, you will always experience an infinite depth beyond the window and a unique sense of opening towards the vast expanse of the outdoors. The main distinguishing feature of CoeLux ST amidst the CoeLux range of products is that here the sun is not directly visible. Sun rays reach the eye after being reflected, diffused, refracted and diffracted by the louvre, miming the interaction of the sunlight with clouds, water, foliage, snow. CoeLux ST qualifies as a genuine window, not just a lamp. It reproduces the full depth of the sky even when the light is extremely dimmed. By properly tuning in CoeLux ST with ambient light a great variety of morning, noon, evening and night scenarios can be achieved, successfully reproducing the experience of a real window all through the day and night. CoeLux ST is available in three versions (NAOS, TIVANO and IBLA) featuring different interface types screening the eyes from the artificial sky. New enquiries Selina Fowler +44 (0)7502 303173 Selina.firstname.lastname@example.org
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LIGHT EDUCATION Held across India throughout 2016, the IALD-organised Light Workshops are intended to provide a holistic understanding of lighting design in a fun, collaborative and educational environment.
Inspired by a growing world of lighting workshops such as Lights in AlingsĂĽs and the Society for Light and Lightingâ€™s ReadySteady-Light, the IALD India Light Workshops are a series of hands-on experiential learning events intended to facilitate longterm connections between students and professionals in a collaborative, fun and educational environment. Designed as a model for teaching the lighting design process, these three-day workshops are essentially a collective of light installations leading to a holistic understanding of the lighting design process, while adding a level of excitement to this often intensive and technical subject. Focused on enabling budding architects to explore light/humans/space relationships using state-of-the-art lighting technology,
these workshops publicly demonstrate how built environments can be enhanced through good lighting. Taking place at university campuses in eight cities across India, each team of students worked side-by-side with professional lighting mentors to conceptualise their designs through innovative story lines and sketches that either used existing built elements within their allotted site, or additional props to bring their ideas to life. Once installed, the campus community and public were invited to view and admire the temporary installations that incorporated a mix of lighting techniques, luminous colours and luminaire technologies. The evenings ended with a celebratory dinner where each team was invited to present their light concepts. Eight workshops have been conducted
in cities across India namely Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi and Mumbai. Headed by IALD India Coordinators, Dr. Amardeep M. Dugar, IALD, and Babu Shankar, FIALD, these were ably supported by the Indian lighting fraternity, with the likes of Artemide, KKDC, Philips India, ERCO and Linea Light getting involved as sponsors for the event. In total, more than 1,500 students and 90 lighting professionals have participated and benefited from these events; more than US$900,000 worth of loaned lighting toolkits have been generously sponsored; and with overall spends below US$3,000 per workshop, the compact and cost-effective nature are key to its success. www.iald.org
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THE SPARK OF LIFE An exhibition dedicated to the ‘all-encompassing’ force of electricity at London’s Wellcome Collection has been given a unique lighting design, courtesy of Arup. Arup worked on the Wellcome Collection’s newest exhibition: ‘Electricity: The Spark of Life’, which ran from 23 February to 25 June 2017 at the gallery in London. The exhibition compared the story of electricity to the story of life itself, contemplating ‘the contradictory life-giving and death-dealing extremes generated by electricity’, and tracing ‘the story of how humanity has striven to understand, unlock and gain control over this invisible yet all-encompassing force, which continues to mystify and amaze’. To bring the exhibition to life and showcase how electricity has transformed our world, Arup’s lighting team worked closely together with the architects, curators, graphic designers and the manufacturer to deliver a solution that is aligned with the theme of the exhibition. Following the narrative developed by the curators of the exhibition, lighting ambiance progressed with the history of
electricity through the centuries. From warmer and more low-key lighting to brighter, cooler and more omnipresent illumination. Lighting equipment integration and design, developed together with the architects, was modular and tied closely with the structure of the exhibition to facilitate ease of disassembly, transportation and reconstruction in different locations if needed. To reduce the environmental impact of the exhibition, Arup’s lighting team used existing Wellcome collection luminaire stock and also recycled integrated lighting components from another exhibition. Arup’s lighting team minimised the amount of energy and luminaires used by positioning the light to where it was needed the most. Lighting integrated into the display structures, powered by eldoLED's LINEARdrive AC drivers, provided all the illumination needed for navigation due to
its diffused nature, so no additional lighting was needed to light the pathways through the exhibition. To position ‘Electricity: The Spark of Life’ as a state-of-the-art exhibition, a Bluetooth mesh trial lighting system from Silvair – the first of its kind – was installed to control all the luminaires in the space, including the custom-designed entrance sign. Overall, the exhibition was a great example of an integrated approach between architecture, graphic design and lighting. www.arup.com
PROJECT DETAILS Electricity: The Spark of Life, London, UK Client: The Wellcome Collection Lighting Design: Arup Interior Design: Nissen Richards Studio Lighting Suppliers: iGuzzini, Mike Stoane Lighting, eldoLED, Silvair
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STRUCTURES BEST EXTERIOR LIGHTING SCHEME - LOW BUDGET Exterior architectural lighting schemes (including building façades, monuments, sports stadia, bridges) where luminaires specified cost less than £30,000.
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CASA FUERTE, MEXICO; QUERÉTARO, MEXICO
HOTEL ROYAL MACAU, CHINA; CREATIVE LIGHTING ASIA, HONG KONG
JACK CHOW BUILDING, CANADA; WORLD'S FAMOUS BUILDING CORPORATION, CANADA SEE PAGE 112
MELO - CUSTOM-MADE SIGN FOR LISTED BUILDING, GERMANY; STUDIO DE SCHUTTER, GERMANY SEE PAGE 132
PEIR MAUÁ CRANES, BRAZIL; LD STUDIO, BRAZIL
SAARPOLYGON, GERMANY; LICHTVISION, GERMANY SEE PAGE 036
SEEF MALL, BAHRAIN; ALAMES LIGHTING, BAHRAIN
SEOUL ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING, IRAN; RGE LIGHTING DESIGN, IRAN
ST VINCENT PLAZA, UK; LDA LIGHTING DESIGN, UK SEE PAGE 120
TARTU CATHEDRAL, ESTONIA; TARTU VALGUS, ESTONIA
V&A MUSEUM EXHIBITION ROAD BUILDING, UK; ARUP, UK
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STRUCTURES BEST EXTERIOR LIGHTING SCHEME - HIGH BUDGET Exterior architectural lighting schemes (including building faรงades, monuments, sports stadia, bridges) where luminaires specified cost more than ยฃ30,000.
180 WELLINGTON, CANADA; LIGHTEMOTION, CANADA
ASCENT, SINGAPORE; LIMELIGHT ATELIER, SINGAPORE
ASHGABAT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TERMINAL, TURKMENISTAN; LIGHTING LAB.1, TURKEY SEE MONDO*ARC 97
CAOHEJING KEHUI TOWER, CHINA; STUDIO ILLUMINE, CHINA SEE MONDO*ARC 98
CITY OF DREAMS, MACAU; ILLUMINATION PHYSICS, AUSTRALIA SEE MONDO*ARC 97
CITY POINT MALL, USA; FOCUS LIGHTING, USA
HAVENHUIS, BELGIUM; INVERSE LIGHTING, UK
HEIDI WOODEN ROLLER COASTER, BELGIUM; PAINTING WITH LIGHT, BELGIUM SEE MONDO*ARC 98
HENDRIX BRIDGE, CROATIA; SKIRA, CROATIA
HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE, AUSTRALIA; KLAASEN LIGHTING DESIGN, AUSTRALIA
JAQUES-CARTIER INTERACTIVE BRIDGE ILLUMINATION, CANADA; MOMENT FACTORY, CANADA
LOTTE WORLD TOWER & MALL, SOUTH KOREA; EON SLD, SOUTH KOREA
NANJING YOUTH OLYMPIC CENTRE, EYE FOOTBRIDGE & ADMINISTRATION, CHINA; BRANDSTON PARTNERSHIP, CHINA
NEFTYANIK PALACE OF ARTS, RUSSIA; MT ELECTRO, RUSSIA SEE PAGE 128
NEW BUS TERMINAL IN CHURWALDEN, SWITZERLAND; LIGHT ON BELEUCHTUNGSTECHNIK, SWITZERLAND SEE PAGE 134
OULUJOKI RIVER BRIDGES, FINLAND; VALOA DESIGN, FINLAND
OXFORD STREET, UK; LIGHTING DESIGN INTERNATIONAL, UK
SCOTT MONUMENT, UK; KSLD, UK
SIAM DISCOVERY, THAILAND; INVERSE LIGHTING DESIGN, UK/THAILAND
STRASBOURG CATHEDRAL, FRANCE; L'ACTE LUMIERE, FRANCE SEE PAGE 100
SUNTRUST PARK, USA; ILLUME, USA
SWARM STUDY / IX, GERMANY; LICHTVISION, GERMANY; RANDOM INTERNATIONAL, UK
THE ONE BARCELONA HOTEL, SPAIN; BMLD, SPAIN
THE SVINDERSVIK BRIDGE, SWEDEN; Ã…F LIGHTING, SWEDEN
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PLACES BEST INTERIOR LIGHTING SCHEME - LOW BUDGET Interior lighting projects (including commercial, retail, educational, leisure, hospitality, cultural, residential and heritage) where luminaires specified cost less than £30,000.
ALBERT AVENUE LOBBY, AUSTRALIA; STEENSEN VARMING, AUSTRALIA SEE PAGE 038
ARTISTREE, HONG KONG; SPECTRUM DESIGN & ASSOCIATES (ASIA), HONG KONG
BELVEDERE CLUB, INDIA; LUX + DESIGN, INDIA
BERNHARDT SHOWROOM, USA; ONE LUX STUDIO, USA
BXR LONDON, UK; DHA DESIGNS, UK SEE MONDO*ARC 98
CONFIDENTIAL MEDIA COMPANY, USA; ONE LUX STUDIO, USA
ELECTRICITY: THE SPARK OF LIFE, UK; ARUP, UK SEE PAGE 144
FIVE SKIES, FRANCE; ERIC MICHEL & AKARI-LISA ISHII, FRANCE
FLIGHT CLUB BLOOMSBURY, UK; INTO LIGHTING, UK SEE MONDO*ARC 98
GERMAN IVORY MUSEUM, GERMANY; LICHT KUNST LICHT, GERMANY
INMACULADA CONCEPCÍON CHURCH, SPAIN; DCI, SPAIN
L'ÔTEL DÔCE 18, MEXICO; DISEÑO EN ILUMINACIÓN ARQUITECTÓNICA, MEXICO
MACFIT HEALTH CLUB, TURKEY; PLANLUX, TURKEY
NATURAL SCIENCE + MEDIA MUSEUM WONDERLAB, UK; MICHAEL GRUBB STUDIO, UK
NO. 32 COURTYARD IN PALACE ENTRANCE ALLEY, CHINA; SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY, CHINA
PERF HOUSE, UK; PINTO LIGHTING DESIGN, UK SEE PAGE 126
PERISCOPE HOTEL LOUNGE, GREECE; ASLIGHT, GREECE
RÅNÅSFOSS POWERPLANT, NORWAY; ÅF LIGHTING, NORWAY
RESTAURANT NOSSO, BRAZIL; LD STUDIO, BRAZIL
SANA SANA PILATES, SPAIN; VICENTE PILLADO, SPAIN
SHRINE ROOM, VAJRASANA RETREAT CENTRE, UK; SPEIRS + MAJOR, UK
SITE-SPECIFIC SHOWROOM, GREECE; ASLIGHT, GREECE
SLOW LOUNGE, SOUTH AFRICA; SMITH TAIT, SOUTH AFRICA
SURSOCK MUSEUM, LEBANON; AARTILL, LEBANON
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PLACES BEST INTERIOR LIGHTING SCHEME - HIGH BUDGET Interior lighting projects (including commercial, retail, educational, leisure, hospitality, cultural, residential and heritage) where luminaires specified cost more than £30,000.
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DESIGNER MAKER USER, UK; STUDIONZA, UK SEE MONDO*ARC 96
ENIGMA, SPAIN; ARTEC3 STUDIO, SPAIN
GENERAL MOTORS DESIGN DOME RESTORATION, USA; SMITHGROUPJJR, USA SEE MONDO*ARC 98
HANCHER AUDITORIUM, UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, USA; CLINE BETTRIDGE BERNSTEIN, USA
HARBIN OPERA HOUSE, CHINA; BEIJING UNITED ARTISTS LIGHTING DESIGN, CHINA SEE PAGE 076
HARRODS WELLNESS, UK; NULTY, UK SEE PAGE 088
HOTEL ADLON, GERMANY; L-PLAN LIGHTING DESIGN, GERMANY
HYUNDAI CAPITAL CONVENTION HALL, KOREA; KGM ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING, USA
LA NUVOLA, ITALY; SPEIRS + MAJOR, UK
LEVEL KIDS, UAE; DPA LIGHTING CONSULTANTS, UAE
MATHEMATICS THE WINTON GALLERY SCIENCE MUSEUM, UK; ARUP, UK SEE MONDO*ARC 96
PCK REFINERY SCHWEDT, GERMANY; LICHTVISION, GERMANY
REBEL, CANADA; STUDIO MUNGE, CANADA
SCIENCE MUSEUM WONDERLAB, UK; MICHAEL GRUBB STUDIO, UK
SMYTHE LIBRARY, TONBRIDGE SCHOOL, UK; BDP, UK
STATE PARLIAMENT OF BADENWUERTTEMBURG, GERMANY; LICHT KUNST LICHT, GERMANY
TEMPLO BIRKAT ITZJAK, MEXICO; ARTEC3 STUDIO, MEXICO
THE WADDEN SEA CENTRE, DENMARK; FORTHELOVEOFLIGHT, DENMARK SEE PAGE 066
TYLER HALL, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (SUNY) OSWEGO, USA; CLINE BETTRIDGE BERNSTEIN, USA
UNIVERSITY CAMPUS III HEILBRONN, GERMANY; INGENIERBÃœRO WERNER SCHWARZ, GERMANY
US AIR FORCE ACADEMY - CENTER FOR CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, USA; BRANDSTON PARTNERSHIP, USA
VOCATIONAL COLLEGE OF THE ARCHBISHOPRIC, GERMANY; LICHT KUNST LICHT, GERMANY SEE PAGE 124
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SPACES BEST LANDSCAPE LIGHTING SCHEME - LOW BUDGET Urban or rural landscape projects (including masterplans, streetscapes, parks and plazas) where luminaires specified cost less than £30,000.
AMMERUD GYM, NORWAY; ÅF LIGHTING, NORWAY
BOSQUE EN AJUSCO, MEXICO; DISEÑO EN ILUMINACIÓN ARQUITECTÓNICA, MEXICO
BÜRCHEN MYSTIC, SWITZERLAND; ZUMTOBEL, AUSTRIA SEE MONDO*ARC 97
CLEVELAND HOUSE CANAL TUNNEL, UK; ENLIGHTENED, UK
FARUM MIDTPUNKT, DENMARK; RAMBOLL LIGHTING, DENMARK SEE PAGE 130
MARY SEACOLE MEMORIAL STATUE, UK; SPEIRS + MAJOR, UK
MIRRORWALL LINDEBERG, NORWAY; ÅF LIGHTING, NORWAY
PLATINUM HOTEL, TAIWAN; WORKTECHT CORPORATION, JAPAN
ST ALKMUND'S WAY CYCLE & FOOTBRIDGE, UK; ACDC, UK
TUNNEL AT FARUM CITY SQUARE, DENMARK; ÅF LIGHTING, DENMARK
URBAN PRISMS, CHINA; STUDIO ILLUMINE, CHINA SEE MONDO*ARC 98
WAVE/CAVE, ITALY; PHT LIGHTING DESIGN, USA SEE MONDO*ARC 98
SPACES BEST LANDSCAPE LIGHTING SCHEME - HIGH BUDGET Urban or rural landscape projects (including masterplans, streetscapes, parks and plazas) where luminaires specified cost more than £30,000.
9 LOCKS OF FONSERANES, FRANCE; LUMINOCITÉ, FRANCE SEE PAGE 116
ALEXANDERPLATZ TELEVISION TOWER PEDESTRIAN SQUARE, GERMANY; LICHT KUNST LICHT, GERMANY
BELVEDERE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, INDIA; LUX + DESIGN, INDIA
CHICAGO RIVERWALK, USA; SCHULER SHOOK USA SEE PAGE 090
DUBAI WATER CANAL, UAE; CPLD, GREECE SEE PAGE 114
EURASIA TUNNEL, TURKEY; SKIRA, CROATIA
GREENWICH MARKET, UK; HOARE LEA LIGHTING, UK
MACQUARIE MALL, AUSTRALIA; WEBB AUSTRALIA GROUP LIGHTING DESIGN, AUSTRALIA
NIAGRA FALLS, USA/CANADA; SALEX, CANADA SEE MONDO*ARC 97
NIKIS SQUARE, GREECE; MARA SPENTZA, GREECE SEE PAGE 122
NIKKI BEACH RESORT & SPA, TURKEY; ZKLD STUDIO, TURKEY SEE PAGE 064
NOVA LUMINA, CANADA; MOMENT FACTORY, CANADA
PUERTO VALLARTA MASTER PLAN, MEXICO; EGEA - CITELUM, MEXICO
SHAKESPEARE'S NEW PLACE, UK; SPEIRS + MAJOR, UK SEE PAGE 118
THE HARMONY HOTEL & RESORT, CHINA; UNOLAI LIGHTING DESIGN & ASSOCIATES, CHINA SEE PAGE 062
TOKYO GARDEN TERRACE KIOICHO, JAPAN; LIGHTING PLANNERS ASSOCIATION, JAPAN
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BEST LIGHT ART SCHEME - LOW BUDGET
Light art installations (permanent or temporary such as festivals of light installations) where luminaires specified cost less than Â£30,000.
ANANT, INDIA; DESIGN MATRIX, INDIA
BRAIN CONTAINER, UK; JO BERRY DESIGN, UK SEE MONDO*ARC 96
GALAXY, UK; CHARLES DORSEY DESIGN, UK
HEART BEAT, UK; GNI PROJECTS, UK SEE MONDO*ARC 96
INTERLACED, CANADA; LIGHTSPACE, NETHERLANDS SEE PAGE 026
LIGHT CYCLES, AUSTRALIA; WOOD & GRIEVE ENGINEERS, AUSTRALIA
LIGHT LINES, UK; MUSSON + RETALLICK, UK SEE MONDO*ARC 97
LIGHT REFRESHMENTS IN THE BOARD ROOM, UK; CHRIS WOOD LIGHT, UK
ONE STATE STREET FEATURE WALL, USA; FOCUS LIGHTING, USA
ORDER, UK; ALDWORTH JAMES & BOND, UK
ORIGIN, GERMANY; HAWK HILDESHEIM, GERMANY SEE PAGE 040
OTRANTO PASSAGE GLASS LIGHT TAPESTRY, UK; JPLD, UK
OUR SPECTRAL VISION, UK; LIZ WEST, UK SEE MONDO*ARC 96
PERFECT SUNSETS, CHILE; DIAV, CHILE
POSTFURHAMT LIGHT INSTALLATION, GERMANY; JACKBENIMBLE, GERMANY
RESPONSES TO LIGHT, UK; SAMANTHA MCNERN, UK
STORY WALL ESKILTUNA, SWEDEN; Ã…F LIGHTING, SWEDEN SEE PAGE 140
STREAM OF LIGHT, UK; BDP, UK SEE MONDO*ARC 97
THE GARDEN OF FLOATING WORDS, UK; ELISA ARTESERO, UK SEE MONDO*ARC 96
THE SUN, UK; ELEKTRA LIGHTING, UK SEE MONDO*ARC 97
TRANSFORMING FROM STARDUST, UK; LORNA CARMEN MCNEILL
TRAVELLING LIGHT, UK; ITHACA VISUAL, UK
WALKING LIGHT, CANADA; NARGIZA DESIGN, CANADA
WELCOME TO MY HOME(TOWN), NETHERLANDS; LIGHTING DESIGN ACADEMY, NETHERLANDS
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BEST LIGHT ART SCHEME - HIGH BUDGET
Light art installations (permanent or temporary such as festivals of light installations) where luminaires specified cost more than £30,000.
AURA, CANADA; MOMENT FACTORY, CANADA SEE PAGE 138
BEAT LIGHTING, GERMANY; ARTEC3 STUDIO, SPAIN
CHANGING LIGHT, UK; JESSICA LLOYDJONES, UK
CONCENTRIC LUMINANCE, USA; ARCHITECTURE DESIGN COLLABORATIVE (ADC), USA SEE PAGE 136
FOLDED LIGHT, UK; EQ2 LIGHT, UK SEE MONDO*ARC 96
HALLOWEEN AT THE NORDIC MUSEUM, SWEDEN; ÅF LIGHTING, SWEDEN
LAKE OF ILLUSIONS, CHINA; ECA2, FRANCE
LOCOS IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT, UK; YORK COLLEGE STUDENTS, NICK SCHNEIDER, UK
SKYSCAPE, PENN STATION, USA; THE LIGHT LAB, UK
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS, UK; JAMES GLANCY DESIGN, UK
TIME TRAVEL, SWEDEN; ÅF LIGHTING, SWEDEN
TWISTED, CROATIA; SKIRA, CROATIA
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EVENT BEST CREATIVE LIGHTING EVENT Any temporary event or collection of installations where the main medium of expression is light.
AKIU NIGHT MUSEUM, JAPAN; TENSYUKAKU NATURE PARK
E-LUMINATE CAMBRIDGE FESTIVAL, UK; CAMBRIDGE LIVE, UK SEE MONDO*ARC 97
IALD INDIA LIGHT WORKSHOPS, INDIA; IALD INDIA SEE PAGE 142
KRONACH IN LIGHTS, GERMANY; KRONACH CREATIV E.V. SEE MONDO*ARC 98
LEWESLIGHT 2016, UK; LEWESLIGHT COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY SEE MONDO*ARC 96
LIGHT & PEOPLE 2016 "LUZ Y ARTE", SPAIN; FLUVIA
LIGHTPOOL, UK; VISIT BLACKPOOL SEE MONDO*ARC 96
LUCI IN RIVIERA, ITALY; FEDERICO SCHIAVO - IMPRESA FUTURA SEE MONDO*ARC 97
NIGHT-TIME DESIGN PILOT, COLOMBIA; ARUP, DESPACIO, LSE
POCKETS OF LIGHT, UK; SLL SEE MONDO*ARC 96
RETHINK THE NIGHT, GREECE; HELLENIC ILLUMINATION COMMITEE, GREECE SEE MONDO*ARC 97
WINTER LIGHTS AT CANARY WHARF, UK; KEITH WATSON SEE MONDO*ARC 96
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BRIGHT 2 L&L LUCE&LIGHT www.lucelight.it
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DOGO HEPER www.heper.eu
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EW BURST POWERCORE GEN2 FORWARD THROW ASYMMETRIC PHILIPS COLOUR KINETICS www.colorkinetics.com
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MOBY L&L LUCE&LIGHT www.lucelight.it
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RISE ECOSENSE LIGHTING www.ecosenselighting.com
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STIEVE DELTA LIGHT www.deltalight.com
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TRYKA MODULE 1 TRYKA LED www.tryka.com
TRYKA MODULE SERIES TRYKA LED www.tryka.com
VIVOSOL-GRANDE LISYS-PROJECT www.lisys-project.hu
ZEDGE TARGETTI www.targetti.com
ZERO G FILIX LIGHTING www.filixlighting.com
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3D LED FLEX 40 IP120 SYSTEM RADIANT ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING www.radiantlights.co.uk
6TH ELEMENT ROXO LIGHTING www.roxolighting.com
BBX.70 MIKE STOANE LIGHTING www.mikestoanelighting.com
BEACON TUNE CONCORD www.concord-lighting.com
BEACON XL MUSE CONCORD www.concord-lighting.com
CLIM ACOUSTIC LIGHT BARRISOL www.barrisol.com
COELUX ST COELUX www.coelux.com
COMPOSE ARCHILUMO www.archilumo.com
COSMO ORION ES-SYSTEM www.essystem.pl
DRX1 REMOTE CONTROLLED LIGHTING www.rclighting.com
ECO STRETCH BOX EDWARD RAY www.edwardray.co.uk
EMOTIONS COLLECTION TARGETTI www.targetti.com
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ENOLA SPECIAL BRICK IN THE WALL www.brickinthewall.eu
EOS SYSTEM LED LUKS www.ledluks.com
EUCLID20 BALL-JOINT SYSTEM RADIANT ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING www.radiantlights.co.uk
EXURBIA LUXONIC www.luxonic.co.uk
GIMBAL ERCO www.erco.com
GOBO CANVAS INVENTDESIGN www.inventdesign.nl
INFRA-STRUCTURE FLOS www.flos.com
IO ARKOSLIGHT www.arkoslight.com
LINEAR PROFILE COLLECTION BRIGHTGREEN www.brightgreen.com
LOT ARTEMIDE www.artemide.com
LUCCINI JOHN CULLEN LIGHTING www.johncullenlighting.com
LUCI CREIDE LENS LUCI www.luci.co.jp
LUMENALPHA CLEAR SMALL LUMENPULSE www.lumenpulse.com
LUMENCOVE NANO 2.0 LUMENPULSE www.lumenpulse.com
MARS II LED LINEAR www.led-linear.com
MELLOW LIGHT ZUMTOBEL www.zumtobel.com
OPEN EVENT BROCHURE www.lps2017.com/brochure
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MICRO 40 MINIATURE DOWNLIGHT LUCENT LIGHTING www.lucent-lighting.com
MICRO EGG PENDANT RADIANT ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING www.radiantlights.co.uk
MINIMO 11 & 16 PRECISION LIGHTING www.precisionlighting.co.uk
MOTO-OLA FORMALIGHTING www.formalighting.com
MOTO-ZERO FORMALIGHTING www.formalighting.com
NEO-RAY COVERA LED DIRECT/ INDIRECT LED LUMINAIRE EATON www.eaton.com
OSERIS ERCO www.erco.com
OTTO LED ANSELL LIGHTING www.anselluk.com
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QBINI MODULAR www.supermodular.com
REC ARKOSLIGHT www.arkoslight.com
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SPLITLINE MAGNETIC DELTA LIGHT www.deltalight.com
SQUADRO XAL www.xal.com
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DARC ROOM BOOM! At last, London Design Festival has a lighting specification exhibition! darc room is a curated, creative event from the publishers of mondo*arc / darc and Light Collective. Taking place in an inspirational basement space at Victoria House, central London on September 21 - 23, this will be an antidote to out-oftown, soulless exhibitions. Here’s a preview of what’s going on with some of the exhibitors overleaf. darc room is a brand new lighting specification event that will take place in central London from September 21st - 23rd 2017 during London Design Festival. This will follow darc awards / architectural on September 14th. The light installations specially created for darc night, the awards event, will be transported to darc room to create a wow factor previously unheard of at UK lighting exhibitions. darc room will operate on five guiding principles that gets the best out of a lighting exhibition… EXPOSURE Product will be exhibited in pods in a pared down way that allows visitors to understand the manufacturers’ offer and how each specific tool for lighting design works. DEVELOPMENT Education will be a big part of darc room, both in the way products are
displayed and in the darc thoughts lecture programme including the speakers below as well as lighting designers / artists like Tapio Rosenius and Flynn Talbot. PROCESS Light installations from darc night, the darc awards event, show the actual use of architectural lighting product. FOCUS To complete the gallery experience there will be a Gift Shop space for manufacturers’ literature. STOP BATH A cafe and bar space spectacularly lit and decorated by a picture gallery of all the winners from the 2017 darc awards / architectural and darc awards / decorative. Register for free on www.darcroom.com
HIGHLIGHTS Daan Roosegaarde (Netherlands) Founder, Studio Roosegaarde Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde will be discussing ‘Landscapes of the Future’, building smart sustainable prototypes for the cities of tomorrow, as part of the darc thoughts lecture programme at the darc room exhibition. Roosegaarde has been driven by nature’s gifts such as light emitting fireflies and jellyfishes since an early age. His fascination for nature and technology is reflected in his iconic designs such as Smart Highway (roads which charge from sunlight and glow at night), Waterlicht (a virtual flood) and Smog Free Project (the largest outdoor air purifier in the world which makes jewellery from smog). He founded Studio Roosegaarde in 2007, where he works with his team of designers and engineers towards a better future.
Felix Hallwachs (Germany) CEO, Studio Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun CEO of Little Sun, Felix Hallwachs, has been instrumental in setting up, developing and overseeing the operations of the social business Little Sun since its inception in 2012. Little Sun was developed by world-renowned artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen to get clean, reliable, affordable light to the 1.1 billion people living worldwide without electricity. Hallwachs has worked with artist Olafur Eliasson since 2005 and has been developing works and exhibitions with his studio since 2006 as Studio Director. He will give an insight on Olafur Eliasson’s projects striving to make the concerns of art relevant to society at large. Art, for him, is a crucial means for turning thinking into doing in the world.
Daniel Stromborg (USA) Associate, Product Design Practice Area Leader, Gensler Having forged a successful career as a furniture designer, learning from the likes of Richard Holbrook and Don Chadwick, Daniel Stromborg joined Gensler in 2014 as the Southwest Region’s Director of Product Design. He is now a global Practice Area Leader, having applied his insights and industry experience to inspire design teams to translate Gensler’s voice and vision into tangible products for workplace and lifestyle environments. Over the last twelve months Stromborg has turned his attention to luminaires, leading the teams responsible for the design of the new MellowLight from Zumtobel as well as the ZEDGE and the Durastrip Emotions Collection from Targetti. Stromborg will discuss the intricacies of luminaire product design and will highlight the differences between this and his furniture work.
Kerem Asfuroglu (UK) Lighting designer, Speirs + Major Kerem Asfuroglu is a lighting designer at Speirs + Major with a particular interest in darkness and cities at night and this will be the subject of his talk, ‘The Nightwalker’. Following his graduation from Wismar University – Architectural Lighting Design MA in 2010, Asfuroglu has been working at Speirs + Major, London Studio since 2011 where he is currently leading a design team. Throughout his career, he worked on projects of varying scales from Covent Garden’s site-wide lighting improvement project to Shakespeare’s New Place in Stratford upon Avon. He won several awards including Red Dot Design Concept 2011, PLDA Vox Juventa 2012 and PLDC 2015 Best Newcomer. He is the creator of Dark Source – inspirational short stories which question our relation with light from a darker perspective. The comic series is published in mondo*arc magazine since 2013.
Dean Skira (Croatia) Founder & lighting designer, Skira Dean Skira will be discussing the cultural aspects of lighting design in his talk ‘Concrete, Steel, Light and Emotions’. Dean is the founder of Skira, an award-winning practice based in Pula, Croatia with projects throughout Europe, the Middle East, Russia, Canada and the UK. For the past 30 years, he has been building and creating mostly with intangible forms while working with investors, architects and designers to create meaningful lighting experiences. In 1986 he relocated to the United States to study lighting design and interior design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, NY. In 1990 he established his first lighting design practice in the United States before returning to Croatia in 1995.
Eoin Billings (UK) Founding partner, Billings Jackson Design Eoin Billings has worked as an industrial designer within the building industry for 25 years. His intention is always to improve the quality of environments at the human scale through thoughtful, functionally effective interventions. Billings’ urban and transport design experience – particularly of wayfinding systems – has given him an understanding of the importance of creating a coherent journey, prioritising user comfort and ease of use. And as an expert in the field of Solid State Lighting and digital controls, Billings is fascinated with integrating technology to create truly responsive environments. On the first day of the darc thoughts programme he will be joined by Nick Durrant of Plot and Nat Roberton of the Bristol Legible City Project to discuss the future of the Internet of Things and the connectivity of cities.
Studio Olafur Eliasson’s Sunlight Graffiti Little Sun, the social business founded by Olafur Eliasson, will be showing their Sunlight Graffiti installation at darc room. The interactive installation will allow visitors to create their own Sunlight Graffiti images with a Little Sun solar lamp. Sunlight Graffiti is a microcosmos of the Little Sun project, where one can feel, in a creative, playful and mindful way, the impact he or she can have on their immmediate physical surrounding just by putting solar light into action. A discount code will be available at darc room to order Little Sun solar lamps at a special price.
darc night light installations The series of light integrated geodesic domes (such as this one designed by Elektra Lighting Design) will be created by leading lighting designers and suppliers to be shown at darc night, the darc awards / architectural party on September 14th and will highlight the best that lighting design has to offer. Following their appearance at darc night, the light installations will be transported to darc room to be displayed for the three days of the event. Installations will be created by Michael Grubb Studio / Lumenpulse, ACT Lighting Design / Anolis, Arup / Delta Light, dpa / LED Linear, Elektra Lighting Design / Forma Lighting, Lichtvision / Reggiani, Nulty / EcoSense and artec3 / Tryka.
THE DARC SIDE A selection of what products will be on show at darc room.
Luna LED Linear
Luna is a small linear luminaire for recessed applications that offers outstanding modularity. With twelve optics enabling a range of applications. Linear lenses in 10, 30 and 60 degrees and different covers enable grazing light effects as well as soft light for general lighting. Equipped with powerful LED strips of up to 40 W/m, the luminaire offers a high luminous flux of up to 5,000 lm/m. It is suitable for the application in museums, galleries, corridors, shops, hotels, offices and private areas. www.led-linear.com
Zeno is the new range of projectors designed around the LED source. The design of the fixture is the result of a combination of well-balanced shapes. The aesthetic quality that can be seen in the details is a clear sign of the high performance optical solutions it is equipped with that become a fundamental component of the product design itself. The effective mix of design and performance is the transversal distinctive element of the entire range of Zeno projectors. www.targetti.com
SX Wall Lights Brightgreen Functioning as both ambient lighting features and sculptural wall art, the four fully adjustable luminaires are available in curve and cube designs in 200 lumen and 900 lumen variations. Each fitting features a protractible base, universal gimballing and a 360 degree body rotation, allowing for easy adjustments after installation to suit changing lighting scenes. Available in silver and white, each design is hand cast from pure aluminium and features Tru-Colour technology to wash surfaces with beautiful illumination. www.brightgreen.com
Navicula David Trubridge
Arc is a range of new and innovative fully intergraded LED luminaires, combining elegant design with Soraa’s unique quality of light. Optimised for superior thermal management, Arc offers exceptional colour rendering and beam characteristics thanks to Soraa’s propriety GaN on GaN LED technology. The Arc series includes track, surface, and pendent versions, offered in both 50mm and 100mm sizes. It is available in a variety of beam widths and colour temperatures, making it a versatile solution for retail, museum and hospitality applications. www.soraa.com
Many of David Trubridge’s award winning designs are based on a fundamental inspiration of nature, one of which is the Navicula light. The design for Navicula was inspired by underwater diatoms which are at the base of the entire oceanic food chain. They take more carbon out of the atmosphere than anything else - more than all the world’s tropical rainforests. Through photosynthesis, they liberate enough oxygen for every second breath we take. www.davidtrubridge.com
Divine 160 Anolis The Divine 160 is a high-performance, highly effcient luminaire that can be used for a variety of architectural lighting scenarios including the application of dynamic colour changing effects to building exteriors and façades, or illuminating complete areas with subtle CCT controllable white light. The Divine is available in numerous configuration options including optics for flood or accent lighting. RGBW, SmartWhite or PureWhite in a variety of colour temperatures combined with different mounting options and accessories. www.anolis.eu
LoT Artemide Artemideâ€™s Light over Time (LoT) is a series of innovative lighting tools designed by Tapio Rosenius to enhance oneâ€™s experience of light. With LoT, design professionals have the ability to reimagine, reveal, reinterpret and modulate space like never before. This dynamic family of universal projectors incorporates intuitive software giving the user complete control over the programming of light. The refractive version combines a white light with a RGBW coloured light, providing soft colour washes with subtle tonalities, whereas with LoT Reflector, the aperture angle, emission, and intensity can be controlled. www.artemide.com
Shiftline M Delta Light Shiftline M is a versatile magnetic surface mounted profile added to the range alongside the popular Splitline family, for use where recessing is not a possibility. Shiftline M allows for dynamic and personalised installation depending upon the requirements of the space. It is possible to add, remove or adjust luminaires whenever and wherever needed. Based upon a plug and play approach there is no need for complex wiring alteration, just switch, take and place. www.deltalight.co.uk
Hikari SQ Lightly Technologies Combining the ultra-thin profile and low-glare, surface lighting of OLED with the superior performance of LED, Hikari SQ enables designers to create unique, modern, visually-dramatic luminaires whilst providing high-quality, functional light output. Simple to design-in, with no heatsinking or additional optics required and using standard LED drivers, the patentpending, ultra-thin Hikari SQ opens up a world of possibilities for luminaire and lighting designers alike. www.lightly.tech
Zep 6 Eyeconic Trimless Ecoled Ecoled’s modular ZEP 6 Eyeconic Trimless luminaire gives exceptional light output and variable 15, 30 and 45-degree optics with multiple bespoke flawless finishes and over 800 delivered lumens. Machined in the UK, it integrates a patented trimless plaster-in frame, allowing a post decorative fit, extraction or angle adjustment of the light. The fitting maintains its discrete diameter size (almost invisible 43mm aperture) no matter what light engine option is chosen, making it one of the most powerful, miniature luminaires on the market. www.ecoledlight.co.uk
New from Applelec, FlexLogic is an encapsulated LED flex system suitable for internal and external applications. Invisible LEDs deliver superb clarity and brightness with options in flat and radial bending directions. The FlexLogic range includes addressable, RGB and monochromatic colours along with a selection of colour temperatures and tuneable white in 2700K-6500K. With an IP68 protection rating and IK08 impact rating, each LED is fully protected within FlexLogic’s UV and flame resistant PVC construction. www.applelec.co.uk
Carbon Light Tokio A new addition to the Carbon Light product family, designed by product design consultancy Asobi, is a high tech LED task lamp made of carbon fibre. Its sleek organic yet minimal appearance will find its place on the desktop of any serious design connoisseur. Made in carbon fibre with a metal base, the matte finish gives a natural carbon fibre appearance. The metal base is in matte black and custom colours are also available. 4,6 W LED, 3000 K, 443 lm, CRI90 min. Dimmable with a touchless sensor switch. 110 V - 240 V www.tokiotokio.com
Moto-Zero, a versatile motorised trackmounted fixture whose cylindrical light head is available in three different diameter sizes. The Moto-Zero’s wide range of configurations includes the most advanced LED technology with industry leaders like Xicato and Soraa, compatible with different control options such as its LaserDIM hand held remote control or Casambi or DMX. With special Warm Dim and/or TunableWhite features, the patented technology also enables the easy control of the fixture’s Tilt and pan movements. www.formalighting.com
3D LED Flex 40 RGBW IP65 Radiant Lighting The 3D LED Flex 40 IP65 System is a three-dimensionally flexible, highpower, modular, linear LED lighting system, incorporating a patented ball-joint system between the modules. This allows it to bend and twist in three dimensions, following non-linear and curved building surfaces. Each 100mm module incorporates four Luxeon Z LEDs, a highly-efficient eight-degree Gaggione lens, and is individually addressable via DMX. Adjustable-angle brackets allow for precision aiming whilst anti-glare snoots ensure maximum visual comfort with no direct view of the light source. www.radiantlights.co.uk
Yori Evo Ghostrack Reggiani
View50 Enigma Enigma’s View50 LED Engine offers an extensive range of delivered performance, whilst seamlessly integrating with their new range of stylish downlights. At 50mm diameter, these can be used as a retrofit MR16 lamp in most suitable luminaires. Fully sealed, offering up to IP65, producing up to 1030lm at 12W these versatile and elegant engines and downlights are ideal for almost any application. Available in 15, 24 and 36 degrees in a range of CCT and CRI as well as power outputs. www.enigmalighting.com
Lumenfacade Lumenpulse Lumenfacade is a specification-grade, linear LED luminaire for grazing, accenting and floodlighting indoor and outdoor applications. With the addition of nine new optics for a total of fifteen distributions, the Lumenfacade family is ready for any architectural and design challenge. No other luminaire gives you this many possibilities for grazing, accenting, floodlighting and wallwashing. Our precision optics allow light to be placed exactly where it’s needed. The visual consistency through each optic choice is exceptional. No exterior accessories or added lenses achieve these www.lumenpulse.com
The new YORI EVO Ghostrack will be a unique product to go up to certain performance in such small sizes and minimal design on a standard track, in addition to the size and vast power selection, the new Yori will give the opportunity to have a new, patented cluster configuration, with limited impact on the architecture and installation and saving for space and power consumption. The new invisible driver is up to 35W and can work with up to four projectors. In addition to the very new aspect of the product (the invisible track adapter and driver), the Yori Evo Ghostrack gives the opportunity to select between two types of brand new optics, specific for different requirements in terms of effect, performance and consumption. www.reggiani.net
Crown / Melt Mini & Fade Megaman / Tom Dixon
Tour Linea Light Group Circular suspension, severe and essential, aluminum body and opal diffuser, provided by topLED source internal power supply, warm and diffusive light. Four different diameters defined by an extra slim section, makes this suspension very light and neutral, a perfect solution when a wide and diffusive lighting is needed. Thanks to the latest generation machinery, we are able to control every minimum stretching sections’ deformation due to the curvature. www.linealight.com
Megaman is teaming up with Tom Dixon to display its LED Crown Silver and Brass lamps within Tom Dixon’s Melt Mini and Fade pendants at darc room. The LED Crown lamps deliver non-glare lighting (just like an incandescent lamp with a silver or brass coating). When these lamps are fitted around a mirror frame or used in stunning pendants such as Tom Dixon’s, the light beam is well controlled and dramatic effects can be easily achieved. www.megamanlighting.com www.tomdixon.net
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In this issue, David Morgan takes a closer look at the Red Dot-winning, darc awards / architectural shortlisted RISE from EcoSense, before it makes its appearance on show at the upcoming darc room.
When an exterior-rated modular LED projector system with 500,000 options and a delivery lead time of no more than two weeks is launched, then I was keen to take a closer look. The system is RISE and is the latest offering from US manufacturer EcoSense. EcoSense is a Los Angeles-based company started in 2009 by the founders of Color Kinetics, George Mueller and Ihor Lys. They met at Carnegie Mellon University while studying for PhDs and went on to build the company into a leading player in the LED lighting market before selling to Philips in 2007. Their patent portfolio includes 50 patents covering a variety of LED technologies including Power Core, the combination of a power supply and control system for LED lighting. The EcoSense design team has taken a radical approach to the detail design of the RISE projectors, which enables users to change the optics on site while maintaining the IP rating. At the core of each RISE projector luminaire is a light engine comprising a single Cree high power LED driven by a digital mains
voltage driver and fitted with a five-degree custom-designed lens. This light engine can be run at up to eleven watts, is sealed to an IP 68 rating and can deliver up to 700 lumens with more than 40,000 centre beam candelas. In addition to the single module luminaire, there is a quad version with four light engines in one housing. This luminaire produces 2,800 lumens with over 168,000 centre beam candelas, which is outstanding for such a small form factor. Unusually, the light engine is a separate module, with the driver mounted behind the LED board that is then fixed into the body casting. Transfer of heat from the aluminium LED pcb, via a separate die cast heat sink to the outer body casting, is achieved by direct metal to metal contact between the two castings. This configuration creates a very small form factor that apparently achieves such good thermal management that a maximum ambient temperature of 50-degrees celsius continuous use rating is specified. The RISE range offers a very wide array of light distributions and these are produced
by fitting a secondary optic in front of the standard five-degree lens in the light engine. These secondary optics ensure that the lit effect produced is extremely smooth, although there must be additional light losses caused by these additional lenses/ diffusers. To fit or change the secondary optics on site, two very long screws are loosened from the back of the luminaire body, allowing the front casting to be removed. The IP66 rating is achieved by soft silicone rubber seals between the back of the secondary optics and the primary lens. The secondary optic is clamped in place with a single central screw fixing, thus compressing the gaskets. This detail leads to the most surprising aspect of the design, as water is allowed to run through the luminaire while apparently maintaining the IP66 rating. The rationale for this is that it allows add-on optics to be changed in a foolproof way that does not compromise the IP rating. The front casting has built-in recesses so that the secondary optics are set back by around seven millimetres. It is understood that this detail gives improved glare and
Left A closer look at the RISE F080, an ultracompact, exterior-rated LED luminaire delivering 300 to 745 lumens in a variety of beam angles Bottom Left The RISE range features ‘Laser Focus’ providing a laser spot five-degree beam angle. Below RISE is a configurable product platform with a choice of lumen packages, CCTs and beam angles, for a one-of-a-kind experience. Bottom Right The RISE range’s scalable power means it delivers twice as much centre beam candle power than the market average across a broad range of lumen packages.
beam control. If water was allowed to build up in these recesses when the luminaire was pointed above the horizontal then it would lead to a variety of problems over time. However, channels are incorporated in the front casting allowing water to drain away from the recesses and into the luminaire body. In the sample I examined, these water channels were quite small and might tend to clog up over time with debris, but these have been increased in size in the final version. Once water has entered the luminaire body it then passes through and exits via the two fixing screw locations and the split line between the body and the rear end cap casting. One of the most successful design details is the double action Macro Lock mechanism. This locks movement in both horizontal and vertical axes with a single screw thus simplifying and reducing the time needed for aiming. The designers have developed the RISE range so that individual RISE luminaires can be mounted together to produce multiples each with different optics aimed independently. The singles and quad
versions can be combined on the same mounting brackets to achieve very high lumen outputs. When each luminaire is aimed in a different direction the visual effect is somewhat reminiscent of Pixar’s animated robot Wall-E, but as a lighting tool there is nothing else on the market that comes close in terms of flexibility and output. It is understood that the RISE range was designed in-house from the ground-up at EcoSense with Robert Fletcher as Lead Designer and influenced by Mark Reynoso, Paul Pickard, Cristina Rodrigues, Mustafa Homsi, Jason Kim, Jacob Hawkins, Sana Ashraf, Andy Stangeland and Elizabeth Rodgers. The ultra short two-week delivery lead time for orders in North America is possible due to the highly modular nature of the design and the assembly location just across the border in Mexico. RISE is a remarkable piece of design and incorporates some details that would make me a bit nervous but clearly a great deal of engineering resource has been invested in its development, which should ensure a long
working life without issues. Due to restrictions between Color Kinetics and EcoSense it is understood that no colour changing LED versions can be offered for a period of time. Fixed colour dichroic filters are available, which do provide a good selection, but the efficiency is quite low for some colours, notably blue. The high lumen output, small size, flexibility and wide range of optics, including the very narrow five-degree primary lens of RISE should allow the range to be frequently specified and commercially successful. www.ecosenselighting.com
David Morgan runs David Morgan Associates, a London-based international design consultancy, specializing in luminaire design and development, and is also managing director of Radiant Architectural Lighting. Email: email@example.com Web: www.dmadesign.co.uk Tel: +44 (0) 20 8340 4009 © David Morgan Associates 2017
BEST OF THE BEST We take a closer look at some of the luminaire winners from this yearâ€™s Red Dot Design Awards.
VESTA LED Linear
Vesta is a linear LED surface mounted luminaire, which was developed for use with base units. To ensure the optimal illumination of work surfaces, the profile allows combinations of fourteen different linear LED lamps and six diffusor optics. The aluminium mounting profile is designed for angles of 30 or 60-degrees, and optionally available in black or silver. www.led-linear.com
The Spaze lighting collection includes both a T5 fluorescent tube and LED spotlights. Due to its minimalist lines, the black light body blends in with large kitchens or offices, and is also suitable as a light source above retail counters or in reception areas. Spaze is available both in a ceiling mounted version and as a pendant light. All the lights can be dimmed and are controlled digitally via a DALI interface. www.dark.be
shot IP44 Schmalhorst This outdoor lamp made of diecast aluminium can be freely positioned anywhere on a lawn or in flowerbeds. An accompanying aluminium ring supports the light ball when it is placed on hard grounds, for example patios. Equipped with a flood reflector, shot helps to create focused light effects. Its high-quality workmanship results in a reliable, long service life and makes sure it is easy to maintain. www.ip44.de
io giro Occhio Inbox Fluxwerx The design concept for this energy efficient recessed LED light was inspired by skylights and contemporary architecture. Available in different sizes, it delivers greater depth, definition and detail, eliminating the monotony and anonymity of large ceilings. Inbox produces a uniform light to illuminate wide areas while keeping glare to a minimum. Its precision engineered, high transmittance acrylic lenses mix and disperse light, and ensure that the LED point sources are invisible from view. www.fluxwerx.com
Thanks to their geometric characteristics, theses ceiling spotlights are highly flexible. Their spherical body is designed in such a way that the spotlightsâ€™ insides can be rotated and hence be properly adjusted. Their pure, spherical light perfectly showcases the illuminated objects. The glare-free lens technology, excellent colour rendering and troublefree dimming properties round off the product features. With latest mains voltage LED technology, the spotlights can be directly connected to 230 volts. www.occhio.de
Lander iGuzzini Lander was developed specifically for the city park of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in Athens to provide illumination of the paths using street and asymmetrical optic distributions. In order to satisfy these requirements, these bollard lights come in two versions: the 950mm tall bollard light provides typical, wideranging illumination of the paths, while the 650mm tall version focuses on lighting the steps. www.iguzzini.com
RISE EcoSense Lighting Meticulously designed to the last detail, the RISE lighting system incorporates a multi-faceted light platform made up of energy-efficient spot, accent, landscape and floodlight fixtures. The RISE lighting system impresses with its aesthetically distinctive and compact design as well as its powerful technical features such as a five-degree beam angle and a light output of 300 to 11,000 lumens â€“ it thus embodies an impressive new tool for lighting designers. www.ecosenselighting.com
Oxygen Linea Light Group
When this pendant light, which is also available as a wall light, is switched on, a seemingly empty frame turns into a circular light area. An LED strip in the slim round aluminium profile fills the transparent light body with homogenous light. This effect is achieved through small micro incisions in the luminaire surface, which are barely visible when the light is switched off. www.artemide.com
This LED lamp series consists of a pendant light with a matching wall light, a ceiling light, as well as a standard lamp in a curved and a straight version. The acrylic glass diffuser, set into a lampshade made of polyurethane, has invisible microengravings, which deflect the direction of the light beams. When turned off, the diffuser is completely transparent. The series is available in an elegant black or white, as well as in yellow or pale blue. www.linealight.com
Verge LED Wipro Enterprises Verge LED is a versatile ceiling light for work and hospitality areas. It can be installed on grid or built-in ceilings, or suspended at different heights. The ceiling light completes itself with the architectural elements of the space it is going to belong to, creating a unique volumetric lighting experience. A carefully thought through LED configuration as well as the thermal management with the aluminium housing ensures a highly efficient supply of light. www.wiproel.com
This wall lamp was conceived to provide subdued lighting for outdoor areas. The gently curved lines of the light fitting direct the light downwards and, in so doing, illuminate specific outdoor areas. As it is mounted flush with the wall, the black casing of the lamp stands out distinctly from its surface. The harmonious appearance will suit a number of architectural styles. www.nordlux.com
Lightolier Calculite LED Downlights Generation 3 Philips Lighting The third generation of this LED downlight range produces warm, soothing light. Soft beam transitions ensure flawless, consistent light in offices, educational institutions, and catering or retail spaces. The three-part system allows for a tool-free plug and play connection that is safe both from a mechanical and electrical point of view. Lightolier Calculite is available with a large selection of interchangeable optical assemblies, lumen packages and beam spreads. www.lighting.philips.com
Prince Eureka Lighting
XT-S Suspension Tobias Grau The XT-S Suspension shows a particularly flat and elegant design of the luminaire head. This is achieved through a combination of advanced LED technology and a newly developed light panel that brings the benefit of providing optimum glare control and light distribution throughout the workplace. The light can be set to six predefined light colours, to a personalised light colour scheme, as well as to the automatic adjustment to the time of day. www.tobias-grau.com
Nightsight Zumtobel This series of outdoor luminaires was developed to master the challenges of contemporary urban lighting whilst fulfilling established quality criteria. Nightsight includes a range of different kinds of luminaires, which are designed to illuminate both vertical and horizontal surfaces uniformly, as well as to add specific accents. The calculated use of light and shadow, bright and dark zones, as well as different planes of light serves to set the atmosphere in public spaces. www.zumtobel.com
Intara ID BĂ„RO This semi-recessed LED luminaire combines the elegance of a built-in light with the flexibility of a surfacemounted spotlight. Its patented swivel-tilt mechanism allows for a 355-degree rotation and the tilting of the light by 35-degrees. A newly developed LED technology ensures that the light reaches the target surface in a controlled manner and produces soft, defined light cones. Intara ID offers even more flexibility by providing several power ratings, interchangeable optics and a variety of LED spectrums. www.baero.com
Prince is a linear wall lamp featuring a precision-machined glass shade and is enclosed by a chrome frame. The powerful yet highly efficient 17-watt linear LED light is softly diffused through a thin nanostructure microlens, while the refractive nature of the glass results in evenly distributed illumination. Supplied with a micro junction box for discreet mounting, it features integrated hooks for easy installation. www.eurekalighting.com
Mesh Ribag Licht
Edge Reader Astro Lighting The Edge Reader elegantly combines ambient lighting, which provides a soft, soothing and uniform glow, with the directional functionality of an LED reading light. Its minimalist structure enables the light to blend into the respective room and achieves a note of architectural distinction even when it is not in use. When it finally serves as a bedside lamp at night, it stands out from the wall and almost appears to float. www.astrolighting.com
With a high degree of flexibility and innovative lighting technology, this pendant luminaire meets the needs of todayâ€™s dynamically changing working environments. Mesh is suitable for use at the workplace, in conference rooms and in reception areas, as either a pendant or a surface-mounted light. Its energy-optimised ratio of direct and indirect light, excellent glare reduction as well as the wide range of different available light colours and intensities, from 2,700 to 5,700 kelvins, makes it highly adaptable. www.ribag.com
11703 Ningbo Royalux Lighting This outdoor wall lamp is made of graphite-grey aluminium and is equipped with a movable arm, which makes it possible to adjust the lamp head up and downwards in a flexible way. The lamp comes with high-quality LEDs that give out a bright light. The built-in motion sensor has a range of 10-metres and a detection angle of 120-degrees. In addition, the duration of the lighting period can be adjusted from five seconds to eight minutes. www.royalux.lightstrade.com
U060 Lightway Grazing Baffles/Symmetrical Baffles Vice Lighting U060 Lightway Grazing Baffles/Symmetrical Baffles was designed with total optical flexibility in mind, offering selective full asymmetric wall grazing from zero start point, as well as general illumination offering powerful lighting performance with a high degree of uniformity and glare control. The conversion from vertical to horizontal illumination is achieved in a simple operation. Switching to the required application changes both the light distribution and the appearance of the fixture itself. www.vicelighting.com
QUBIC Brumberg Leuchten
Lightpad Regent With its simple design, innovative light technology and modular concept, this freestanding luminaire responds to the individual conditions of different office environments. The specifically developed, double asymmetric light distribution guarantees a uniform spread of light with no glare and is thus compliant with office lighting standards. Up to four flat luminaire heads can be mounted on the same luminaire stand. A range of different base plates is available to make sure the luminaire can easily be integrated into the relevant interior. www.regent.ch
The challenge with this light was to develop a cubic ceiling-mounted LED luminaire, based on energy-efficient and powerful LED technology, which would be able to create exciting lighting effects. By means of the design of its rear as a light ring, the luminaire is optically encoupled from the ceiling, creating the impression that the cube is floating. Qubic is suitable to provide general as well as accent lighting, which, at 3,000 kelvins, is felt to be warm. www.brumberg.com
Smart  GEWISS
Sonis Evo RZB
Intended for the use in rooms with high humidity levels or dust concentrations, the energy efficient Smart  luminaire is suitable for installation particularly in warehouses, production facilities, multi-storey car parks, garages, roofed outdoor areas or schools. The materials used securely protect the LED light source from impact, steam, humidity, foreign matter and dust. With a thickness of 76mm, the compact light is available in three different lengths or for continuous row arrangements. www.gewiss.com
With its matt white metal housing, Sonis Evo inconspicuously blends in with all light-coloured ceilings. The built-in ceiling light is equipped with an innovative Alea optical system. Its square reflector elements are combined to create a reduced linear structure. The non-yellowing opal plastic diffusor minimises direct glare, ensures excellent light quality and protects the highly efficient LEDs. A dark light effect rounds off the product offering and produces standard glare-free light to work by. www.rzb.de
Intermediate Lighting Designer Inverse Lighting Design is an award winning Architectural Lighting Design Consultancy with studios in London,Bangkok and Hong Kong. We provide architectural lighting design services in lifestyle, hospitality, high end retail and residential sectors throughout the world. We are looking for an intermediate lighting designer to join our London team. Candidates should have a minimum of two years’ experience in an architectural lighting design consultancy and have experience in all stages of the design from conception to completion. AutoCAD and Photoshop skills, and fluency in English are essential. Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK. If interested, please send your CV and portfolio/samples of work to firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Lighting Designer – Excellent opportunities We’re looking for a Senior lighting designer, the role will require you to manage projects following RIBA framework from concept to completion on a wide scope of projects varying in complexity. This will include direct client engagement and on site direction of contractors whilst liaising with manufacturers to provide smooth delivery of projects. To fulfil this role we are looking for someone who has the following attributes:Experience – You will have a minimum of three years’ experience having worked either in an independent lighting consultancy or MEP practice. Creative thinker – You are able to come up with fresh, exciting and challenging solutions that push technology and design to its current limits, you able to figure out the best way to achieve client objectives and are able to problem solve. Tech know how – You will be technically competent within the realm of lighting design and will be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office / Dialux / Autocad / Sketchup & Photoshop, an in depth knowledge of Revit would be a bonus. Driven and ambitious – We are a small team and have ambitious plans for growth, so we’re after people that share this mindset. You will be self-motivated, eager to learn and accelerate your career by playing a key role in building the business. Initiative – As well as being a team player, you will be able to think on your feet, take responsibility and identify new areas and opportunities which we can collectively explore, be that prospective new business opportunities or in emerging technologies. In addition to a competitive salary package we would additionally offer:Tech fund – A tech fund to accommodate your innovation and day to day work, covering the hardware, software and anything else we need. Flexi working – Every month you would get two days where you would be able to work remotely. Holiday – 20 days a year holiday and 1 additional day per year working for the company (up to 25 days total). Continued professional development – Time out of work to go on courses & seminars to assist in your on-going professional development. Workplane Lightplanning is an award winning Lighting consultancy based in the heart of the City, London, established in 2005 we’re a young, enthusiastic and dynamic practice working on a wide portfolio of projects and have a passion for creating and delivering the very highest quality lighting design for our clients. If you would be interested in working at Workplane please send a CV along with a portfolio of projects that you have been significantly involved with outlining your scope of work on the projects to email@example.com, please entitle your application “Senior Lighting Designer Job Application”
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dpa lighting consultants has the following positions for suitably talented candidates SENIOR LIGHTING DESIGNERS – OXFORDSHIRE & LONDON STUDIOS We are currently looking for suitably talented Senior Lighting Designers to join our Oxfordshire and London Studios. We require creative and technically knowledgeable Senior Lighting Designers with fully rounded lighting design experience and skills. Excellent written and spoken English is essential, as is a wide portfolio of work including hospitality projects (interior and exterior) and a wide selection of other work would be ideal. IT skills must include Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, InDesign, Photoshop, DIALux and are a requirement for this post. Knowledge of BIM/Revit would be beneficial but not essential. Duties and responsibilities would include, but not limited to, working within a team environment to produce concept and detailed design packages, including AutoCAD plans and design details, specifications and schedules, build mock-ups, prepare sketch design proposals and liaise with architects, interior designers, and equipment suppliers. Attend design and site meetings in the UK and overseas. Supervise the work of lighting designers within the studio and contribute creatively and technically to projects including research where appropriate. Only applicants with professional independent lighting design experience will be considered. The candidate must be able to present a portfolio of work that demonstrates both creative/technical knowledge and skills associated to lighting design. Please note that our Oxfordshire Studio is in a rural location that requires candidates to have a car and driving licence for transportation. Salary: £32,500.00 - £45,000.00 / per annum depending on experience. Closing date for applications: 15th September 2017 For further details about dpa, please refer to our website: www.dpalighting.com Please e-mail your application letter and CV along with examples of completed projects where you have had a significant contribution, to Elizabeth Grundy firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIGHTING DESIGNER - OXFORDSHIRE, LONDON AND DUBAI STUDIOS We are currently looking for suitably talented Lighting Designers to join our Oxfordshire, London and Dubai Studios. The role will involve being part of a design team and providing support in the production of concept presentations, layout drawings and details, specifications etc. with the opportunity to progress within the Practice. Applicants should have excellent AutoCAD and Photoshop skills, an understanding of InDesign, Visualisation programmes and other lighting related packages such as DIALux would be advantageous. Excellent written and spoken English is also essential. In addition, experience using BIM/Revit would be highly advantageous. Please note that our Oxfordshire Studio is in the rural hamlet of Clifton, therefore candidates would need a car to travel to the office as there is no public transport available. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and includes bonus opportunities. The Dubai position enjoys a tax free environment subject to personal taxation circumstances. Salary: £21,000.00 - £32,500.00 / per annum depending on experience. Closing date for applications: 15th September 2017 For further details about dpa, please refer to our website: www.dpalighting.com Please e-mail your application letter and CV along with a portfolio of examples of completed projects where you have had a significant contribution, to Elizabeth Grundy email@example.com. Please clearly state on your covering email which studio you are applying for.
KSLD (formerly Kevan Shaw Lighting Design) is a small independent architectural lighting design company in Edinburgh, Scotland, and we are currently looking for a senior lighting designer to join our team. If you’re tired of doing the same old lighting design projects day after day, we’re the place for you! Our projects vary enormously, from small residentials and businesses to historic facades and re-purposing to large-scale new builds both in the UK and abroad.
Senior Lighting Designer (permanent) We are looking for someone who can contribute to our design ethos of rigorous and evidence-based creative lighting design, with the drive to bring high quality lighting design to our growing client base. In return, KSLD will support you in your continued professional development to increase your own knowledge and skills in lighting design. • • • • •
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Assistant Designers... Speirs + Major are independent award-winning international designers who work with light. We have positions available in our London studio for assistant designers with excellent design and visual communication skills and who have a passion for light. Applicants must be able to hand sketch and should be experienced users of Photoshop, AutoCAD, Revit and a 3D software package.
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LuxLive 15-16 November London, UK www.luxlive.co.uk
Northern Light Fair 6-10 February 2018 Stockholm, Sweden www.stockholmfurniturelightfair.se
Guzhen Lighting Fair 22-26 October Guzhen, China www.gzlightingfair.com
Hong Kong Int’l Lighting Fair 27-30 October Hong Kong, China www.hktdc.com/fair/hklightingfairae-en
Restaurant & Bar Design Show 26-27 September London, UK www.restaurantdesignshow.co.uk
LED Symposium + Expo 26-28 September Bregenz, Austria www.led-professional-symposium.com
London Design Festival 16-24 September London, UK www.londondesignfestival.com
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CELEBRATING THE BEST IN LIGHTING DESIGN
Interlight Moscow 7-10 November Moscow, Russia
darc awards / architectural 14 September London, UK www.darcawards.com
Light Middle East 17-19 October Dubai, UAE www.lightme.net
IstanbulLight 21-24 September Istanbul, Turkey www.istanbullight.com
BIEL 13-16 September Buenos Aires, Argentina www.biel.com.ar
PLDC 1-4 November Paris, France www.pld-c.com
IALD Enlighten Americas 12-14 October Denver, USA www.iald.org
darc room 21-23 September London, UK www.darcroom.com
Shanghai International Lighting Fair 5-7 September Shanghai, China
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Chicago Riverwalk illuminated with VarioLED™ Flex VENUS TV RGB by LED Linear™. The lighting for the new Riverwalk was designed to be playful, welcoming and interactive. Lighting Design: Schuler Shook Architect: Ross Barney Architects Photo: Christian Phillips Photography www.led-linear.com
mondo*arc is the leading international magazine in architectural lighting design. Targeted specifically at the lighting specification market...
Published on Aug 15, 2017
mondo*arc is the leading international magazine in architectural lighting design. Targeted specifically at the lighting specification market...