Innovative Urban Lighting Week 4 Group 2 – Presentation to Product Design MA students.

The only real poorly lit area was underneath the bridge. Taking on board what the Canal and River Trust said regarding not having fittings on the bridge itself we decided that LED lights under the hand rail would be more appropriate. (JL)Screen Shot 2018-01-27 at 17.22.14

We all presented all of our ideas during the presentation for feedback. Something Adam had mentioned in a previous session was bridging the two buildings, and I really liked how it draws your attention to a place that is easily neglected, and came up with three designs which would reflect this.

The first one was inspired by an installation of lampshades in Psirri – downtown Athens. I had the idea of it starting off as books from Curzon  Library, and morphing into a laptop by the time it reached University Locks.

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The second idea was inspired by a building whose earthquaked damaged structure was restored with LED mapping.

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The final design was inspired by Leo Villareal. A world renowned artist who has designed many installations using programmable LED lights. The lights were programmed by algorithms not to repeat over a duration of two years, and is now one of the worlds top 10 tourist attractions. (JL)Screen Shot 2018-03-05 at 12.05.37.png

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References;

Pierhead and Canal Link. Liverpool. (2009) Available at: https://www.broxap.com/case-studies/pier-head-canal-link-balustrade/
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Street, Psirri, downtown Athens: Greece. Available at: https://www.pinterest.com.mx/pin/398709373241955041/
[Accessed 15/01/2018]

Light in the book. Available at:
https://www.lightinthebox.com/usb-rechargeable-creative-wooden-foldable-foldable-pages-led-book-shape-portable-booklight_p5036241.html?
[Accessed 17/01/2018]

Escher: Metamorphosis. (1938) Available at:
http://www.artnet.de/künstler/m-c-escher/sky-and-water-l-a-8Xnuxv_rU2SS5KV503cCGQ2
[Accessed 17/01/2018]

Ab Aeterno: Macedonia. (2016) Available at:
 http://www.cluecompetition.com/archive.php?edition=2016
[Accessed 20/01/2018]

Leo Villareal. Cosmos. Tech Connection: Cosmos at Cornell University (2012)
Available at:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkNR32N_rPw
[Accessed 20/01/2018]

Leo Villareal: Bay Bridge. Film by Eric Minh Swenson. (2016) Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vsF5wnJpmw&t=92s
[Accessed 21/01/2018]

 

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