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HMS Belfast marzo 22, 2010

Posted by christian saucedo in Illumination of structures.
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Tipo. Iluminación de estructuras – auto activa

Autor. Mindseye Lighting

Autor instalación. Mindseye Lighting

Edificio. HMS Belfast boat

Ciudad. Londres

País. Reino Unido

Año. 2008

Web. http://www.mindseye3d.com/

Imágenes. http://www.enlightermagazine.com

Video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-0GDVxWXsI

Vía. http://www.enlightermagazine.com

Descripción

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Mindseye Lighting Ltd, a London lighting design consultancy, have risen to the challenge of lighting an iconic London landmark; HMS Belfast, in an energy efficient way, to show the power of light in the City of London as part of the Switched on London event taking place between the 7-14th February 2008. The event, now in its second year will be held in the Capital and the event aims to highlight the importance of sustainable lighting design in the night-time urban environment.  A number of sites in the Pool of London, between London Bridge and Tower Bridge will be lit and the event will be audited for its’ energy consumption and its overall environmental impact, whilst at the same time highlighting the unnecessary lighting of office space at night in the area.

Mindseye Lighting responded to the challenge by adopting the role as ‘camofluers’ of HMS Belfast. Harking back to the era of Dazzle Ships (inspired by a visit to the Imperial War Museum) where colour and shape were used to disguise the shape and direction of battle ships from the predatory threat of U-boats.  Mindseye Lighting intend to show that lighting can be done in an exciting and creative way without increased use of energy consumption.

Particular challenges:

A temporary installation with no computerised plans of the vessel.  This was one of the biggest challenges to date for the Mindseye Design team in view of the fact that they were under strict instructions to not attach anything to the vessel! We were limited to one lighting manufacturer.

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