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Mondo arc 61 June July 2011

June 15 2011 — by Jesse Lilley
Press
The drawing board section of Mondo shows a large spread on the competition winning Tirana Mosque and Museum of Religious Harmony project with BIG.

Blogging about ‘kit’ again…

May 26 2011 — by Iain Ruxton
Press | Publications
I'm ranting again on the Lighting Magazine blog. This time my occasional ramblings on the general subject of lighting equipment is about way the industry is trying to sell LED luminaires...

How many new LED luminaires have you seen in the last few months?

How many new luminaires have you seen that weren’t LED-based?

But how many of the LED luminaires genuinely impressed you?

Here in our office, at least, the answers are, “Lots”, “Very few” and “Not many”.

Read it on the Lighting Magazine site or click through to read here...
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Infinity Bridge featured in House Magazine

March 11 2011 — by Jesse Lilley
Press
Stockton’s Infinity Bridge has been featured in the pages of Portugal’s architectural magazine, House. The bridge, whose lit arches reflect in the water to reveal the symbol for infinity at night, has won widespread media attention as well as several awards, including most recently the 2010 FX Award for illumination.
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Homes and Interiors Scotland

February 21 2011 — by Jesse Lilley
Press
Jonathan Speirs ponders on why he loves the Edinburgh skyline in this month’s Homes and Interiors Scotland.
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Homes and Interiors Scotland, February 2011
Homes and Interiors Scotland, February 2011

Usher Hall Chandelier featured in Boing Boing and Gizmodo

December 01 2010 — by Jesse Lilley
Press
Speirs + Major's Usher Hall chandelier has been picked up by several websites including Boing Boing, Gizmodo, Design Boom and Design Lines. The design resulted in a number of striking images taken by photographer James Newton, which have since appeared on hundreds of websites around the world.
Usher Hall Chandelier. Image: Speirs+Major/James Newton
Usher Hall Chandelier. Image: Speirs+Major/James Newton

Design Week October 2010

October 25 2010 — by Jesse Lilley
Press
Mark and Satu reveal their insights into the latest trends affecting urban lighting in this week’s Design Week. "Rapidly encroaching urbanisation need not result in switching on ever more lights", writes Suzanne Hinchliffe. "Speirs & Major’s design team often advises clients on how to retain and preserve the night – almost becoming ‘darkness designers’ in the process."
Design Week 7 October 2010
Design Week 7 October 2010

Lighting Stockton’s new bridge

September 30 2010 — by Jesse Lilley
Press
The lighting of the Infinity footbridge is reviewed in this week’s Building Design.

Martin Spring writes: “The deck of the Infinity footbridge in Stockton-on-Tees is cloaked in a mysterious, sombre blue glow. Venture across it, though, the user is accompanied by a reassuring pool of white light moving at the same pace. This interactive kinetic effect is just one of several unique features the bridge has to offer.” Read the online article (subscription only).

FX Design September 2010

September 23 2010 — by Jesse Lilley
Press
Mark Major explains the 'lure of the dark side' in this month's FX Design magazine, and looks at three classic projects where darkness plays a key role. The full article on 'Why Dark Matters' is available in our Thinking section or the full article can be downloaded here.
FX Design September 2010
FX Design September 2010

RIAS Quarterly Summer 2010

July 30 2010 — by Jesse Lilley
Press
An image of the Grand Mosque adorns this month's front cover of the RIAS Quarterly - the official journal of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. Download the full article from here.
RIAS Quarterly Summer 2010
RIAS Quarterly Summer 2010

FX Design Magazine July 2010

July 07 2010 — by Jesse Lilley
Press
in this month's FX design magazine Jill Entwistle reviews the Grand Mosque and Infinity Bridge, both winners of awards presented by the International Association of Lighting Designers. See the online article here.
FX Magazine July 2010
FX Magazine July 2010
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