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HALFLIFE Live Colour Indicator

February 27 2015 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Events | Inspiration
HALFLIFE is an exponential light installation at the pedestrian tunnel under 1 Pancras Square, King's Cross launched on 6th March 2015. Starting in desaturated hues (white), HALFLIFE will, over the course of the installation, reveal 92,160 colours, as hues radiates anti-clockwise around the colour wheel, gradually deepening in saturation.
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HALFLIFE

February 19 2015 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Inspiration
A preview of the exponential light installation, open from 6th March 2015.

Old, New, Dark, Blue - The Art of Lighting of Footbridges

July 17 2014 — by Mark Major
Education | Inspiration
Like the design and engineering of bridges, lighting design is both an art and a science; it aims to provide a creative solution to what is often perceived as a technical problem. In so far that any footbridge needs the application of artificial light during the hours of darkness, its illumination must be carefully considered. This is not only to meet the requirements for safety, security and accessibility but also to ensure that its form is properly revealed. There are also the considerations of the impact that any lighting equipment may have on the appearance of the bridge by day, access for maintenance, potential environmental impacts such as light pollution, capital and running costs – the list goes on. A successful lighting scheme might therefore be seen as one that successfully balances a number of design constraints to achieve an optimum solution. At the same time it is often the case that the very best designs also possess a little bit of ‘magic’ that help elevate the project to become a special experience - not only for the people using the bridge but also those viewing it from afar. This article briefly looks at the background, approach and key design criteria that are required to be considered when illuminating footbridges. It also touches on the way that changes in technology are allowing much greater integration of the lighting into the design of footbridges as long as provision is made for the light early within the design process. Finally it looked at some examples of how lighting has been applied through four cases studies – old, new, dark and blue.
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‘Dark Source’ has regular column in Mondo*Arc

January 31 2014 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Inspiration | Press
Episodes of 'Dark Source', a thought-provoking comic created by Kerem, have been regularly appearing in Mondo*Arc magazine since the start of the year.
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Copyright / Kerem Asfuroglu
Copyright / Kerem Asfuroglu

Mark contributes to Article 25’s 10x10 Drawing the City

November 21 2013 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Events | Inspiration | Press
Mark will be contributing to Article 25's 10x10 Drawing the City initiative again this year.
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Image / Mark Major
Image / Mark Major

Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference

September 04 2013 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Education | Inspiration
Last week, Satu attended the Royal Geographical Society's Annual Conference, which this year had a theme of 'light and darkness'.
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100W Challenge

March 18 2013 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Education | Inspiration
Last week, a few of our enthusiastic designers got together to complete the IALD 100W Challenge.
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'Awakened Places' Concept Board / Speirs + Major
'Awakened Places' Concept Board / Speirs + Major

Message from Elizabeth Speirs

February 07 2013 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Education | Inspiration
We are pleased to post the following message on behalf of Elizabeth Speirs.
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Mark speaks at IES Conference

November 14 2012 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Education | Events | Inspiration
Mark yesterday spoke at the annual IES Conference in Minneapolis, USA.
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Mark featured in launch of Illuminator Magazine

November 05 2012 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Inspiration | Press
Mark has written an article for the newly-founded Illuminator magazine, which was launched on the 31st October.
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At the launch of Illuminator /
At the launch of Illuminator / Image courtesy Gerd Pfarré
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