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)
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.
The second idea was inspired by a building whose earthquaked damaged structure was restored with LED mapping.
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)
Pierhead and Canal Link. Liverpool. (2009) Available at: https://www.broxap.com/case-studies/pier-head-canal-link-balustrade/
Street, Psirri, downtown Athens: Greece. Available at: https://www.pinterest.com.mx/pin/398709373241955041/
Light in the book. Available at:
Escher: Metamorphosis. (1938) Available at:
Ab Aeterno: Macedonia. (2016) Available at:
Leo Villareal. Cosmos. Tech Connection: Cosmos at Cornell University (2012)
Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkNR32N_rPw
Leo Villareal: Bay Bridge. Film by Eric Minh Swenson. (2016) Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vsF5wnJpmw&t=92s