Lighting in Design

'Architainment’ is a new trend being employed in public spaces, with structures ranging from heritage sites to shopping centres trying to combine architectural lighting and entertainment. Architainment, its proponents say, is an effective way to draw crowds and highlight the beauty and features of these areas.

A high-rise office building in New York City has proved that reducing energy usage by as much as 80% is easily achievable. Using advanced lighting and automated shades, occupants on one floor of were able to reduce lighting energy usage by nearly 80 percent in some areas.

By Randal Wahl, Regent Lighting

Light is the energy that sustains life; it is why we get up in the morning. Light is about contrasts and colour contrasts are food for the soul.

Corrs Chambers Westgarth’s new Melbourne office is situated on the 25th floor, offering spectacular views over Melbourne’s skyline from the floor to ceiling glazing. A feature staircase through the central void links the reception area with classic but contemporary mixed-use casual dining areas.

The casino floor at Sun International’s Times Square Casino spans over 7530 m2 on two levels and makes way for the time-themed, futuristically-designed casino with 988 digital screens that are used to generate evolving mood experiences. At its widest point, its roof spans 85 m and covers over 10 000 m2.

A smart city is an urban development vision to integrate information and communication technology (ICT), machine to machine (M2M) automation and the Internet of Things (IoT) in a secure fashion in order to manage a city’s assets. It is therefore a practical city that uses information collected from every sphere of the city, analyses it and performs all functions more efficiently than it did before. This makes for a safer, more efficient and enjoyable living and working environment for inhabitants.

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