The LightHiveLightHive was a lighting installation designed by Alex Haw of Atmos in collaboration with ArupLighting. It was commissioned by the Architectural Association. It mapped the exact positionof every significant light source in the 5 addresses, 5 storeys and 160 rooms of the institution’shome in Bedford Square, London. The LightHive has been awarded ‘Highly Commendation’ forthe prestigious Lighting Design Awards in 2008.136 945728Examples of Arup projects: ➀ Ordrupgaard Museum Extension, Copenhagen, Denmark. ➁ Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE. ➂ World Design Park Complex, Dongdaemun, Korea.➃ ‘Bird’s Nest’, Beijing National Stadium. ➄ California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, USA. ➅ The world’s largest timepiece, Zurich, Switzerland. ➆ Serpentine Pavillion 2008, London, UK.➇ Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada. ➈ London Oasis, London, UK
Florence Lam, Director with ArupFlorence Lam is the leader of the Arup Lighting group in London, and has been responsible on a wide range of creativeand well-executed interior and exterior projects in the UK, Europe, the US and the Far East.Florence’s particular interests in visual perception and natural lighting have played key roles in many of herinnovative design solution on projects, in particular with the museums and galleries sector on an international scale,such as Tate Modern in London, Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and the NewAcropolis Museum in Athens.She also has a strong interest in visual light art as a lighting designer and has worked with a number of artists/architectsin creating public art installation integrated with light. Her recent projects include Bruce McLean’s ArtistCafé at Arnolfini in Bristol, Vivienne Roche’s White Light in Dublin, the World’s Largest Timepiece in Bahnhofstrasse inZurich and the London Oasis for the London Architecture Biennale.Florence believes in Total Architecture solution, in combining lighting creativity with the highly skilled expertiseof Arup’s engineers and environmental specialists, which has a tremendous advantage over the traditional approachto lighting design.Front page photo:The Water PlanetBringing dramatic lighting and sea life together, The Water Planetis one of the more striking exhibits at The California Academy ofSciences. Featuring audio, dynamic blue solid-state lighting andwavy exhibit walls, the theater-like display gives visitors the impressionthat they are in an underwater world.Arup Lighting provides a comprehensive architectural and natural lighting design service. Theirapproach is based on the understanding that light is both an art and a science. Light is a powerfulelement of architecture which can integrate and enhance the design. Working closely with architects at all stages ofa project, they consider light to be the fourth dimension of architecture. Receiving the 2005 IALD Radiance Award hasranked Arup Lighting among the top creative lighting design firms in the world. They combine smart concepts with sounddeliverables.Byggecentrum - Danish Building Information Center Rapid and efficient transfer of knowledge, information andexperience about construction and energy products and services are essential for building and construction projects withfocus on price, cost efficiency, quality and safety. Byggecentrum - The Danish Building Information Center provides thenecessary information services and tools for the professionals within the building industry to obtain the best results withinthese areas. We transfer information and knowledge by way of training, publishing activities, marketing, news services,exhibitions, Internet based software tools to handle price data, cost calculations, specifications, standards and laws.Byggecentrum provides expertise and updated knowledge concerning construction and planning within the sector. Wedevelop and carry out in-service training to professionals through a variety of post-graduate courses, seminars, conferencesand meetings. In 2006 Byggecentrum won together with the Danish Technological Institute in a big EU tender with2 Danish Ministeries as client a 4 year contract to run the secretariat for and communication and education of DanishConsultants working as consultants in the law regulated framework for Technical Building reports and Energy EfficiencyImprovement reports.