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ACTLD NEWSLETTER 03-2014
THE CAVE OF PONT D'ARC
Our team was appointed by Tempora, the leading museum design company, to analyze, create and develop the architectural lighting design for the Discovery Center of the “Espace de restitution de la Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc” in France. Discovered in 1994, this 8500 sqm cave is considered as one of the most significant prehistoric art sites in the world. With its remarkable Paleolithic paintings dated to between 30.000-33.000 years old, Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc is one of the earliest known origins of human artistic creation. A candidate for a UNESCO world heritage site, the cave has been closed to the public for protection and preservation work.
Given the cave’s uniqueness and tremendous popularity among the public, the French government decided to create, on a of 3,500 sqm area, a full-scale reproduction of the cave and to adjoin a discovery centre, a teaching centre, an event space and other facilities. This discovery center will open in 2014 and will welcome 300-400,000 visitors per year.
To carry out this challenging project, we used our extensive know how in museum & exhibitions to create the most authentic environment and to immerse visitors through a unique multisensory experience of the works left by humanity's oldest artists.
METHODOLOGY
ANALYSE & DEFINITION OF THE LIGHTING PRINCIPLES FOR THE ENTIRE AREA
Aiming at creating the most evocative and authentic visitors’ experience of « daylight », we researched into the lighting principles: direction of light, the natural lighting cycles, use of color, contrast & brightness.
DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS/ DIRECTION OF LIGHT
METHODOLOGY
METHODOLOGY
COLOR TEMPERATURE / CONTRAST / BRIGHTNESS
METHODOLOGY
REPRODUCTION OF THE NATURAL DAYLIGHT CYCLE
We proposed 3 successive lighting ambiances thanks to a made to measure lighting equipment composed of high quality LEDs, projectors and lighting effects. We were able to reproduce daylight atmosphere with its defined shadows and regular color spectrum, as well as to enhance exhibited animals and objects.
ACTLD TEAM IN ACTION – LA PLAGNE BOB EXPERIENCE
This moment is characterized by its pink color and low light level: mixing the orange color of the sunrays, due to their proximity with earth. The sun is now at its zenith, the coldest color of daylight, and this effect is reproduced by a shade of cold white light. The temperature of the hottest color gives a feeling of the evening with its amber highlights and low light levels.
PRIVET RESIDENCES PROJECTS
BRUGMANN SQUARE RESIDENCE
With its historical and aesthetic facades and roofs, this residence designed by Jean-Baptiste Dewin was listed in 2004 as one of Brussels-Capital Region World Heritage sites. Vizzion Europe called us to apply our expertise in architectural lighting design for the exteriors & interiors of this luxury residence.
Brugmann Brugmann
For the exteriors, we proposed a subtle design entirely based on LED lighting equipment to sublimate distinctive sections of the building such as eaves, pillars, and entry, while ensuring the general coherence with its surroundings.
The challenge consisted in integrating lighting equipment that remained invisible and dissimulated into the building.
Brugmann Brugmann
For the interiors (25 luxurious apartments with concierge, pool, jacuzzi, sauna and hammam areas, massage rooms) we provided a design consultancy with photometric studies, choice of adapted lighting equipment, corrective adjustments and verification of all the equipment with a complete list of specifications and solutions that perfectly matched the vision of the developer and interior architect.
ONGOING PRIVET RESIDENCES
La Plagne Onsite visit La Plagne Onsite visit
APARTMENT PARIS HOTEL DE MAITRE BRUSSELS
This charming apartment is located in the centre of Paris near Avenue Foch. The minimalistic design by Glenn Sestig Architects is using rough materials with finesse, enhancing luxurious details with a modern style. We worked in close collaboration with the client and interior architect to create distinctive and still harmonious ambiances to “model” space thanks to interior lighting techniques and innovative equipment. This splendid house of 1200sqm is located in a luxurious area in Brussels. We were commissioned, with Pierre Yovanovitch Architects, to illuminate the interiors & exteriors of this 3rd floor residence along with its facades and garden.
NEW – “ODINTSOVO” SHOPPING MALL
The “Bird’s Eye View”, the real estate consultant, asked us to provide lighting & visual design of the exteriors & interiors of the “Odintsovo” shopping mall in Moscow.
After the first analysis of the building, we took a different approach to improve its architecture and visibility. Inspired by the work of Yaacov Agam, we elaborated a visual concept focused on diverse playful renderings of colors & shapes. By delving into optical experiments of light, we introduced dynamic three dimensional color panels on the building’s exterior corridors. This approach accentuated the vertical character of the façades, which now offers different perceptions to the public, depending on the viewing angle. To underline the visual identity of the building, we applied the idea of dynamic lighting color panels to the interior corridors.
Odinstovo Odinstovo
We introduced several lighting sculptures and made to measure objects, which organic forms bring to life by dynamic lighting effects and interactions with visitors.
The interactive projections enhance the space by producing additional visual effects, redefining the space and engaging the customers in playful atmospheres.
AND IN THE MEANTIME IN OUR R&D LABORATORY…
In Progress
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