Category: LIGHT + DESIGN

30
Jul

Kelly Hoppen on Lighting design /Winnington close

THE PROPERTY

The Lutron lighting system allows you to personalise lighting ambiance for each individual room. Match mood and occasion at the touch of a button.

27
Jul

Kelly Hoppen Lighting Design /Clifton Hill

THE PROPERTY

Regal Homes appointed DMA Architects, interior designer Kelly Hoppen and lighting designer Rob Clift to create this magnificent home

23
Jul

Kelly Hoppen on Lighting Design /Circus road

THE PROPERTY

A luxury Grade II Listed property designed by world-class interior designer Kelly Hoppen and lit by Rob Clift.

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23
Jul

Kelly Hoppen on Lighting Design/ Hampstead lane

THE PROPERTY

Regal Homes appointed DMA Architects, interior designer Kelly Hoppen and lighting designer Rob Clift to create this magnificent home

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15
Jul

I’m a lighting designer

 

I’m a lighting designer.
I make the invisible visible.
And give rooms their own soul.
Light is everywhere and everywhere is light.
That’s why I travel everywhere to look at light.
Each place has its own magic.
A magic that is forever different.
Forever new.
This I take with me.
The different and the new.
This is how my light should be.
I’m a lighting designer.
I make the invisible visible.
And give rooms their own soul.

Inspiration is found wherever you look for it.

 

 

 

13
Jul

The Role of Light In Design

The daily cycles of day and night influence the experience in a number of ways. The main visual information is, beside the amount of light, the quality of the light. There are very different temperatures from morning to midday to evening. 

Generally from the light quality the time of day can be guessed quite accurately. These shades are of course heavily influenced by weather and time of year. This can lead to a confusion with heavy dark clouds pulling up in the afternoon and it can give a sense that time has jumped and it might at two o’clock like it is half five. On the other hand if spent a few hours indoors, in a dark corner of your house, and as you step out into the sunlight the quality of light can be confusing in terms of time of day. 

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Image taken from philipperahm.com / A rendering of the interior, above the night zone in blue and below the day zone in yellow.

The light is identified by scientists as an important factor to set the body clock or circadian rhythm. This has been tested in experiments where participants spent weeks in caves with no daylight. The human body is able to maintain the cycles without the daylight reference for a long period. It does not depend on it as essential, but it provides a guidance to keep on track. 

With this background, the architect Philippe Rahm has proposed a café that mimics the light quality of different times of the day. In essence Split Times Cafe proposes a 24 hour coffee place where you can have day or night at any time of day. The different areas recreate daytime light and night time light quality. 

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Image taken from philipperahm.com / A rendering showing the cafe in context.

It is possible to dring the morning coffee in the night light condition area and have a beer in the bright daylight zone. The day light zone is showing the characteristic yellow light indicating bright sunshine. The night zone on the other hand is fulled with blue tone light referencing the blue dark moon light. The cafe also offers a third place that is proposed in clear glass and therefore being filled with the actual quality of the light at that very moment. 

The light quality is achieved through the use of coloured glass. Yellow glass for the day and blue glass for the night. To support the atmosphere the furniture is distinct in the are the architects make use of the furniture. The day zone is organised horizontally where as the night zone’s furniture is oriented vertically.

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Image taken from philipperahm.com / The plan showing the three different zones.

14
Jun

boadesign studio records sound collection in Crystal glass

prague-based boadesign studio has graphically recorded the unique vocal composition of singer, never sol in crystal glass. the sound collection was produced for preciosa lighting and comes alive with music to create a glowing, multi-layered piece. the light moves dramatically through the entire length of the fixtures in a series of fluid motions – gradually illuminating the individual segments of the melodic composition.
the sound collection piece is illuminated in crystal glass

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light moves through the fixtures in a series of fluid motions

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prototype

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sound

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visualization

soundtrack

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concept sketches

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detail sketches

petr mikosek & michaela vratnikova from boadesign studio

01
Jun

2014 venice architecture biennale

rem koolhaas frames monditalia entrance with swarovski-encrusted luminaire

lighting up the entrance to the monditalia exhibition at the 2014 venice architecture biennale is the glowing gateway ‘luminaire’, designed by rem koolhaas in collaboration with swarovskithousands of vibrant glass bulbs and 15kg swarovski crystal rocks are set on a wooden framework, evoking the elaborate renaissance façades of venetian palazzos. dramatically towering over visitors to the architectural exhibit, the structure stands at 6 meters in height and spans 20 meters down the length of the arsenale’s first room, symbolically referencing the grand-scale urban lighting installations that are an integral part of italian culture. 

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rem koolhaas in front of luminaire at the arsenale 
photos by © gilbert mccarragher

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constructed in a traditional workshop in puglia, ‘luminaire’ exists as the gateway to the curated display of 41 projects describing the italian territory. together the crystal and illumination, which cast a brilliant glow throughout the historic site, exemplify the traditional venetian archways, and the lights often used during celebrations and religious feasts all over the region. koolhaas describes the visual and metaphorical link the portal forms to the theme of the contents within the gallery space: ‘the topics of monditalia are the current state of italy, between treasure and crisis, knowledge and controversies, history and politics, perfectly introduced by a special entrance gate which we developed with swarovski.’

 

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