Lighting Planners Associates
Mt. FUJI WORLD HERITAGE CENTRE, SHIZUOKA / guntû / LIGHTING
MASTERPLAN for NAGASAKI CITY CENTER / LIGHTING DESIGN for
DEJIMA / ECOPARK LIGHTING MASTERPLAN / KUSATSU ONSEN,
SAINOKAWARA PARK / GINZA SIX / JR GATE TOWER / TANJONG PAGAR
CENTRE / CHINA WORLD TRADE CENTER PHASE 3B PROJECT / HKRI
TAIKOO HUI / YITIAN WEST STREET / DOWNTOWN GALLERY /
AMANYANGYUN / M RESIDENCE / MARUNOUCHI PLACE of TOKYO
STATION / JURONG TOWN HALL / SMU SCHOOL of LAW / SMU
CAMPUS GREEN / NUH UTILITIES BLOCK / IM PLAZA / RAFFLES
CITY SHOPPING CENTRE / TSAO HIBIYA / YOTEL SINGAPORE /
OOTOKU / LIGHTING for STATUE of Dr. SATOSHI OMURA / WOODVILLE
AZABU / ALASSIO / MONICA TORITSUDAI NURSERY / MONICA
EBARA-NAKANOBU NURSERY / MONICA MYOGADANI-EKIMAE
NURSERY / KANDA AWAJICHO HOIKUEN OOKINA OUCHI / HOMEYBABY
静 岡 県 富 士 山 世 界 遺 産 センター
Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre, Shizuoka
SHIZUOKA 2017 Shizuoka Prefecture / Shigeru Ban Architects /
Tanseisha / studio on site
A new facility to be used as a base for study and cultural
output for Mt. Fuji, recently registered as a UNESCO
World Cultural Heritage Site. The main gallery is clad
in timber latticework. At night, light softly washes the
gallery and the shape of Mt. Fuji is reflected in a pool
of water with light seeming to shine from the mountain top.
HIROSHIMA 2017 Setouchi Cruise / Setouchi Holdings / Tsuneishi Shipbuilding / Yasushi Horibe Architect & Associates
A 19-cabin passenger boat, which cruises around the placid inland sea of Setouchi. Although there are
number of difficult restrictions for lighting fixture specifications due to Marine grade control, very high quality
custom light fittings were made as a result of close coordination between the design and construction team.
The large roof of the open deck is uplit, combined with torches to create a rhythmical effect. The exterior
look of the ship is completed with lights glowing from the interior of the passenger cabins. When anchored,
the ship adds a charming element to the nightscape.
環 長 崎 港 夜 間 景 観 向 上 基 本 計 画
Lighting Masterplan for Nagasaki City Center
NAGASAKI 2017 Nagasaki City
The Nagasaki nightscape has been certified as one of the new top three nightscapes around the world. In
order to increase the charm of the city, a lighting masterplan was formulated. Nagasaki is a city with sloping
topography, waterfront, Asian and western cultural elements, a history of Christian persecution, and is the
site of an A-bomb explosion. City lighting needs to be functional and comfortable, but also add a sense of
Nagasaki individuality to the nightscape where people want to stroll along.
史 跡 出 島 和 蘭 商 館 跡 ライトアップ
Lighting Design for Dejima
NAGASAKI 2017 Nagasaki City / Dejima Restoration Office
During the period of national isolation, the only port
open to foreign ships was Dejima. After hundreds of
years, these historical sites from the Edo period have
been restored. Soft light spilling out from the buildings
and street lights are reminiscent of life during this
period. The masterplan illuminates non-glary lanterns
along Chuo Street, creating a friendly nightscape, just
like it might have been a long time ago.
HANOI 2017 Viet Hung Urban Development and Investment
J.S.C (Vihajico) / CPG Consultants and others
Construction of a new 500-hectare area town,
“Ecopark”, which is located about 20km from central
Hanoi City, started in 2009. The core concept for the
project is “Ecological Lighting Environment without
any Light Pollution.” Set for completion in 2030, the
lighting masterplan and technical guidelines are
essential towards achieving this goal.
草 津 温 泉 西 の 河 原 公 園 灯 路
Kusatsu Onsen, Sainokawara Park
GUNMA 2017 Kusatsu town / Kitayama & Company /
Kojiro Kitayama + K Architect & Associates
A park with a flowing hot spring creek, rising steam,
and an outdoor bath. However, the park is not close
enough to the town center and seems like a lonely
place at night. In order to appreciate the park and its
seasonal, natural bueauty, light and shadow direct
visitors on a short and comfortable walk to the outdoor
bath, in this deam-like nightscape.
TOKYO 2017 Mori Building / RIA / Ginza 6-Chome Area Urban
Redevelopment Project Design Joint Venture (Taniguchi and
Associates, KAJIMA DESIGN) / PLACEMEDIA
Along 115m width city block, street activity reflect off
the sleek hairline finish overhangs with linear lighting
embedded in the edge. Lighting guidelines were set
for street-level commercial façade “Noren”, or a shop
curtain, to allow shops to assert individuality within set
boundaries. At the rooftop garden, low illumination and
low positioned lighting design provide unobstructed
views of the nightscape.
JR GATE TOWER
AICHI 2017 Central Japan Railway / JR Central Building /
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates / "Nagoya-eki new building"
Joint Venture / PLACEMEDIA
JR Gate Tower is a 46-story mixed development
directly connected to JR Central Towers, Nagoya
Station. As the development is seen as the new
landmark in center of the city, the external lighting
was planned to emphasize the consistency and
quality. In the shopping area atrium, visitors can
sense time transition by the lighting operation.
TANJONG PAGAR CENTRE
SINGAPORE 2017 GuocoLand / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill /
Architects 61 / Wilson Associates / Cicada
A large-scale and multi-use facility, that is the newest
and tallest tower in Singapore. The façade design is
led by a very impressive crown with architectural details
in each area finely illuminated for an overall dramatic
presentation. In the expansive outdoor public area,
color lighting for different events and moonlighting in
the plaza decorate the area for an exciting nightlife.
CHINA WORLD TRADE CENTER
PHASE 3B PROJECT
BEIJING 2017 China World Trade Center / Skidmore, Owings
& Merrill / 5+ / Stickman
A multi-use facility with a gross floor space of
230,000 located in the central business district of
Beijing. Finally completed, this mega project started
in 2013 with a comprehensive list including façade,
exterior, and interior lighting design. The architectural
structures built along the highway is treated with
façade lighting with uplifting graphics and animation.
The lighting design aims to create an entertaining
space for people to interact.
興 業 太 古 滙
HKRI Taikoo Hui
SHANGHAI 2017 Swire Properties / HKR International /
Wong & Ouyang (HK)
One of the large-scale project along Nanjing Road
in the Jingan District of Shanghai. The low-rise
commercial facility running north to south through the
development had made its grand opening. The 200m
long shopping plaza’s skylight seems to flow like a
river. The skylight is covered by louvers, in the middle
and on both sides. At night, the louvers are illuminated
to imitate a blue night sky, and creating a dynamic
益 田 西 街
Yitian West Street
GUILIN 2017 Yitian Group / P&T Architects and Engineers /
AECOM / WOODS BAGOT / GA Design
A low-rise, gable-roof style commercial complex built
in Yangshuo, a tourist hub in the scenic area of Guilin,
China. At night the town is bustling with tourist activity.
The façade and landscape lighting reflect off the
surrounding river, enticing and inviting people towards
the complex. Upon crossing the bridge to the property,
specially designed lanterns and luminous poles create
further excitement with transitions of light throughout
SINGAPORE 2017 OUE / SCDA / AIM CREATE /
DP Architects / shma
A large-scale renovation of a commercial office building,
comprising two towers over a podium block, into a
mixed-use development. The retail podium has a glass
façade with aluminium mesh and the horizontal lighting
effects are emphasized. Interior lighting and color
temperature are different to complement the retail,
office and serviced apartment environments.
养 云 安 缦
SHANGHAI 2017 Shanghai Guyin Property /
Kerry Hill Architects / Dan Pearson Studio
A new Aman resort opened in the suburbs of Shanghai.
Houses from the Ming and Qing age were dismantled,
transported from all over China, and rebuilt as quaint
villas. The lighting is used so guests can sense the
history surrounding them without being too grand, but
at the same time creating a comfortable warmth.
Several decorative furniture lighting fixtures were also
specifically designed for the project.
NEWPORT BEACH 2017 Mark Singer Architects
A private home in an exclusive west coast neighborhood.
The architecture is a beautiful blend of California ranchstyle
and Japanese minimalism. The lighting design
creates a comfortable environment that warmly
welcomes the owner upon returning home. The eaves
of the large roof, a distinctive feature of the structure,
are softly illuminated in pursuit of the ultimate, glarless
東 京 駅 丸 の 内 駅 前 広 場
Marunouchi Place of Tokyo Station
TOKYO 2017 East Japan Railway / JR East Tokyo Electrical
Construction and System Integration Office /
Nippon tetsudo Denki Sekkei
The renovation of Tokyo Station has a very detailed
lighting plan, aiming to create a “peaceful scenery.”
The foreground emphasizes on this entire scenery.
Glareless lighting methods allow uninterrupted views
of the station and create a continuous atmosphere
along Gyoko Street. The lighting beautifully creates
a picturesque scene from both street and high level,
looking down from surrounding buildings.
JURONG TOWN HALL
SINGAPORE 2017 JTC Corporation / Forum Architects /
Coen Design International / Parsons Brinckerhoff
Jurong Town Hall served as office and town hall from
1974 and was designated as a national monument.
The new design, combining old and new, restored and
enhanced the quality of the building. The lighting
fixtures were carefully selected for additional and
alteration work for this heritage building. Subtle lighting
was designed to emphasize the architectural character
and reveal its charm at night.
SMU SCHOOL OF LAW
SINGAPORE 2017 Singapore Management University /
On the new School of Law campus at Singapore
Management University, a key feature of the new
building is the Kwa Geok Choo Law Library, named in
memory of the late Madam Kwa Geok Choo, wife of
former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. All light fixtures
are integrated into the architectural detail, creating a
façade with a gentle internal glow, and the appearance
of a luminous beacon of knowledge.
SMU CAMPUS GREEN
SINGAPORE 2017 Singapore Management University /
Lighting for the SMU Campus Green creates a sense
of orientation and connection between the National
Museum of Singapore and the Singapore Art Museum.
Instead of simply lighting the walkway, we proposed
to illuminate the beautiful heritage tree canopy with a
soft glow using concealed light sources. A series of
pole systems were proposed, with spotlights carefully
integrated, creating comfortable ambience at night.
Lighting defines the tree canopy with appropriate
NUH UTILITIES BLOCK
SINGAPORE 2017 National University Hospital / Architects 61
NUH, the National University Hospital’s new Utility
Block building contains staff offices and facilities.
Simple lighting, applied only when and where needed,
minimizes energy consumption and provides a
comfortable lighting environment.
盈 石 广 场
NANCHANG 2017 Jiangxi BeiAo Investment / LEAD8
Built in Nanchang, China, this shopping mall’s design
concept is inspired by the idea of discovering a
diamond in the rough. Surrounded by other buildings,
the central, polyhedral shaped building is cladded with
a curtain wall, resembling the facets of a diamond. All
the facets of the building glow and reflect light like a
RAFFLES CITY SHOPPING
SINGAPORE 2017 CapitaLand Singapore /
Laguarda.Low Architects / RSP Architects Planners & Engineers
Located in the heart of Singapore, Raffles City
Singapore is a premier integrated complex comprising
retail, commercial, hotels and convention centre. This
A&A project utilizes 100% LED technology to achieve
high levels of brightness and uniformity. The lighting
scheme is closely aligned with the existing architecture
and interior finishes to reduce visual clutter on the
ceiling. As a result, it creates a harmonious lighting
design and sophisticated shopping environment.
ツァオ 日 比 谷
TOKYO 2017 IMC JAPAN / TsAO & McKOWN Architects /
The lighting design aims to emphasize the sustainable
green wall at the office entrance to welcome guests.
The landscape lighting creates a comfortable walkway
and contributes to neighborhood safety.
SINGAPORE 2017 Hong Fok Corporation / DP Architects /
Inspired by the first class airplane compartment, this
is the first location in Asia for the unique hotel brand,
Yotel, featuring a compact, but sophisticated guest
room design. Façade lighting accentuates the linear,
but elegant design of the architecture. In contrast,
its corporate purple lighting, accents the futuristic
lighting design in the interior, creating an extraordinary
experience for guests.
大 德 餐 厅
CHENGDU 2017 odd
A luxury sushi bar opened in the high-class shopping
area of Taikoo Li. Six luminous boxes frame private
dining rooms, also creating a charming restaurant
façade and dining atmosphere inside. At some
luminous elevations at box wall, lighting is set
intentionally uneven to avoid too artificial controlled
幸 福 の 小 路 大 村 智 博 士 像
Lighting for Statue of Dr. Satoshi Omura
YAMANASHI 2017 Nirasaki City / Hiroko Tsuda
To commemorate Dr. Satoshi Omura on winning the
Nobel Prize in Medicine the “Kofuku no Komichi”, or
Path of Happiness, was commissioned. Surrounded
by nature, a new bronze statue was dedicated for the
path, which the doctor walked on his way to school
as a child. To familiarize local residents with the statue
and path, the statue is highlighted even at night with
TOKYO 2017 ReBITA / Yokobori Architect & Associates /
Masui Junsuke Design Studio / Atelier Nanjo
This project is the renovation of a luxury condominium
complex looking to create new value in renewing and
reusing old, but valuable things for a long time. The
lighting design highlights new and distinctive textures
and materials along the approach from the entrance
gate to individual condominiums, in a display of
sequential lighting to greet residents on their return
HONG KONG 2017 Swire Properties / DLN / ALN / PLPL
A 50-story residential tower is located in Mid-Levels,
overlooking the Victoria Harbor and also surrounded
by abundant greenery and a vibrant neighborhood.
The facade is covered by champagne-colored trellis
and well grazed with subtle light to highlight its
geometry. Textured lighting design, utilizing the
interior materials and landscape design creates an
elegant and high quality environment.
モニカ 都 立 大 園
Monica Toritsudai Nursery
TOKYO 2017 Monica / Ishijima Architects
A string of Monica Nursery Schools opened in the
Tokyo area. We aim to create a warm and friendly
lighting environment for the children to spend their
nursery days. Indirect lighting softly illuminates the
classrooms through fixtures with interchangeable color
temperature. It allows to change atmospheres as the
room is used for play, learning, and napping. Our
design aims to create an inviting entrance area to
welcome parents and children every day.
モニカ 荏 原 中 延 園
Monica Ebara-Nakanobu Nursery
モニカ 茗 荷 谷 駅 前 園
Monica Myogadani-Ekimae Nursery
神 田 淡 路 町 保 育 園 大 きなおうち
Kanda Awajicho Hoikuen Ookina Ouchi
TOKYO 2017 Tokyo Jido Kyokai Social Welfare Corp /
A project to reuse the 7-story building that was used
as temporary campus of a public nursery school. It
was renovated by a private nursery school and set for
opening. The theme for the nursery was decided “An
Old Railway Station”, as crisscrossing train tracks are
visible from the windows and the old Manseibashi
Station is nearby. Warm light glows through transparent
bricks lining the entrance.
和 美 嬰 童 国 際 保 育 園
Homeybaby International Nursery
TIANJIN 2017 Zonebang Healthcare (Tianjin) /
A renovation of a 2-story building with basement in an
upscale residential area. The new nursery school is
designed to surround with various play elements so
children can find a lot of fun inside and out. Light
fixtures in the basement hall were played with colors
and shape to create an exciting atmosphere.
PLDC 2017 / New Publication Chinese Version of “LPA 1990-2015 Tide
of Architectural Lighting Design” / Lecture / Media Appearance / Award /
Internal Workshop & Refreshing Time / Moving
PLDC 2017 in Paris
Proffessional Lighting Design Convention
"The Future of Urban Lighting – Eight
Visions from Masters of Light"
Organiser : VIA Verlag
Curator : Roger Narboni
Venue : Zumtobel Group showroom Paris
Oct. 30 – Nov. 04
LPA participated in PLDC (Professional Lighting Design
Convention) this year and exhibited our design proposal
for “The Future of Urban Lighting – Eight Visions from
Masters of Light”
PLDC Lifetime Achievement Award
Mende received the PLDC Lifetime Achivement Award
for extensive individual and professional contributions to
the field of lighting design.
中 国 語 版 『 LPA1990-2015 建 築 照 明 デザインの 潮 流 』 発 行
New Publication Chinese Version of “LPA 1990-2015 Tide of Architectural Lighting Design”
LPA1990-2015 建 築 照 明 没 汁 潮 流
The Chinese version of our latest book “LPA 1990-
2015 Tide of Architectural Lighting Design” was
released on November in China.
Publisher: Phoenix Science Press
424 pages / Colour printed
Price: RMB 439
A symposium and autograph session was held in
conjunction with the book publishing in Shanghai and
講 演 活 動 ・メディア 出 演
Lecture / Media Appearance
LPA attended and presented at several lectures around the world, always with the goal of promoting lighting design.
i Light Marina Bay @Singapore
IALD Great China Conference @Shanghai
Kyoto City Symposium @Kyoto
China Illuminating Engineering Society
Conference @Guangzhou Oct. 22
Thailand Lighting Fair @Bangkok
eLicht 2nd Commercial Lighting Forum
@Shanghai Nov. 19
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) Illumination Awards
Award of Merit
Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho
The Sanya EDITION
International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) LIghting Design Award
Award of Merit
National Gallery Singapore
The Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan Award
PLDC Lifetime Achievement Award
社 員 研 修 &リフレッシュメント
Internal Workshop&Refreshing Time
LPA staff brushed up their skills by attending lectures about cutting-edge technology, and personally studied
various topics contributing to the LPA Internal Expert Series. We also attended internal events to foster
communication among staff.
IDOBATA Masterplan Workshop_Singapore
Chinese New Year Lunch
LPA Open House_Tokyo
Hong Kong office has moved to a new address!
Unit G, 9/F Tung Kin Factory Building, 196-202 Tsat Tsz Mui Road, North Point, Hong Kong
LPA 2017 年 の 概 況 と2018 年 への 展 望
LPA 2017 Activities & 2018 Goals
Numerous Project Completions
As many as 31 projects were completed in the year 2017. One of LPA’s company motto is: to oversee the site
well. Our designers spent long hours on site supervision work last year due to numerous project completions for
the Hong Kong office at last, after 5 years since its establishment, in which we continue to develop our working
collaboration internally between our offices.
An Outstanding Transnational Lighting Detectives Forum in Kyoto
The annual Transnational Lighting Detectives (TNT) forum was held in Kyoto in June 2017. The 4-day workshop/
lighting experiment and symposium, together with 4 local universities, was sponsored by the city of Kyoto. TNT
volunteer members, together with well- known lighting designers and educators, gathered from 10 different
countries and were all very satisfied with the stay. Our next TNT forum will be happening in Santiago, Chile in
October 2018. We look forward to seeing you there!
International Commendation of 6 projects
6 projects – “Amanemu” (a resort in Japan), “National Gallery Singapore”, “Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho” (multiuse
redevelopment), “Mediacorp Campus” (a broadcasting complex in Singapore), “The Sanya EDITION” (a
resort in China) and “CapitaGreen” (an office building in Singapore) have been recognized and awarded by
international lighting design awards such as the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the
International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). With more awards than the past years, the appreciation
for LPA’s work has grown throughout the world.
PLDC Lifetime Achievement Award and The Illuminating Engineering Institute of
Japan Award for Mr. Mende
Mr. Mende was humbled to receive the respected The Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan Award as well as
the Lifetime Achievement Award at PLDC – Professional Lighting Design Convention during the PLDC conference
in Paris in November 2017. These awards are given to recognize not only his 40 years of dedication as a lighting
designer, but also his continuous 27-year effort in non-profit activities under the umbrella of Lighting Detectives.
Also, Mr. Mende is now appointed as the chairman of Japan Design Committee, and Representative Director at
Taking a part in an exhibition “The Future of Urban Lighting” in Paris
As a part of PLDC conference held in Paris last November, LPA was invited to take a part in an exhibition titled
“The Future of Urban Lighting” along with 7 other lighting designers. LPA’s presentation focussed on 21 number
of future interactions of human and light under 7 themes: urban, street, underground spaces, disasters, park,
house and human. It was a further development of our travelling exhibition “Nightscape 2050” from 2015.
Chinese publication of “LPA 1990-2015 Tide of Architectural Lighting Design”
The Chinese version of “LPA 1990 -2015 Tide of Architectural Lighting Design” was published in November 2017.
Mr. Mende attended the book launch and autographed more than 300 copies of the publication.There were lectures
conducted by Mr. Mende in Beijing and Shanghai to commemorate the occasion and attendance was at full
capacity. Moreover, the first edition was sold out in a week. It was a great occasion to experience how enthusiastic
the Chinese were about lighting design.
主 な 講 演 ・ 寄 稿 ・インタビュー・ 出 演 など
Major Contributions and Interviews
Transnational Lighting Detectives Forum 2017 in Kyoto / The Lighting
Detectives Descend on Ueno Vol.1&2 / Light Up the Beat! / City Night
Walk / Night Watching Tour / Lighting Detectives Survey / Regular
Round Table Discussion / Annual Activities / Lighting Detectives
Annual Gathering / Lighting Detectives - List of Sponsors
Transnational Lighting Detectives Forum 2017 in Kyoto
世 界 照 明 探 偵 団 フォーラム2017 in 京 都
2017 marked the 13th annual Transnational Tanteidan Forum, first
hosted by Tokyo in 2002. The Lighting Detectives, originating from
Tokyo, toured 12 cities around the world, and are now back on home
turf to host a forum in the historical city of Kyoto. Along with citizens
of Kyoto and university students, the forum was an opportunity to
contemplate Kyoto-style lighting in this historically and culturally
rich city. Over the three-day event several discussions were held
to discuss and debate about “Kyoto-style” lighting and lighting
proposals were prepared for the finale, Light Up Ninja.
プレゼンナイト『 京 都 + 光 の 文 化 遺 産 を 語 る』
Presen-Night“Kyoto+Heritage of Light”
@ 京 都 文 化 博 物 館 別 館 ホール The Museum of Kyoto Annex Hall
The talk event started off with presentations of city walk
surveys by university students. The students discussed
heroes and villains of light, and presented ideas for
improvement. It was also a great honour to have Kyoto
City Mayor, Mr. Kadokawa, critic the student study of
Kyoto. He also commented on several lighting problems
within the city and stated his vision for the future of Kyoto.
Foreign members of the Lighting Detectives each gave a
short presentation on local homeland “Heritage Lighting.”
トークイベント『 歴 史 都 市 の 光 −メキシコシティー、ベルグラード、マドリード、 京 都 』
Talk Event "Light of Historical City -Mexico City-Belgrade-Madrid-Kyoto"
@ロームシアター 京 都 パークプラザ ROHM Theatre Kyoto Park Plaza
With much historical value attached to the cityscape of Mexico City, Madrid, and Belgrade, each member presented
on the current state, problems, and function of lighting in these respectable cities. How important cultural assets
are viewed at night was a notable topic of discussion and is a key issue for the nightscape of Kyoto.
Each light-up group met separately to discuss
Hero and Villains of Light and their ideas for
improvement. Students exchanged ideas on
what is Kyoto-style lighting and reflected on the
function of street lighting. The afternoon was
spent rehashing the morning discussion as
each group prepared for the light up event. In
the evening, each group made final on-site
adjustments to the initial lighting setup, focusing,
and staging methods.
1. 松 原 通 り
Kyoto University School of Architecture Housing and
Environmental Design + Ishida Lab
On the west side of Karasuma Boulevard, 3 places were illuminated with
vivid color lighting and on the eastside 2 places were illuminated with
warm color temperature lighting for a Kyoto-style design. Green and blue
lights shone on the street pole and an ocean motif was projected along
the shrine approach with Japanese Shinobue, a bamboo flute, singing in
the background for a surprising presentation.
2. 平 安 神 宮
Heian Shrine : Kyoto Institute of Technology Sakata Lab.
Otenmon Gate : Kyoto City University of Arts Environmental Design Lab.
On both sides of the vermillion-colored main shrine gate stand green pine
trees, inside blue lighting colors the shrine plaza and rows of candles
direct one`s eyes toward the main shrine hall for an installation with great
depth. The pillars of light radiating upward from the shrine grounds
attracted many visitors.
3. 疏 水 + 大 鳥 居 + 白 川
Sosui Canal + Otorii Gate + Shirakawa
Sosui Canal and Otorii : Kyoto University of Art & Design
Shirakawa River : Kyoto City University of Arts Environmental Design Lab.
The students felt that the canal and shrine gate were all part of the same
landscape and proposed a sequential lighting installation in conjunction
with the design laid out for the nearby Heian Shrine. Original and handmade
lanterns were proposed to line the bank for a relaxing lighting
installation. Using fiber optics to recreate nishijin-ori, a special style of
Kyoto dyed fabrics, with light in the Shirakawa River.
Co-Organizer: OKAZAKI LOOPS, MBS,
Matsubara Street Area Revitalization Project Committee
Supported by: Kyoto City
Sponsors: USHIO LIGHTING, INC., MAXRAY INC.,
ALTO CO., LTD., Luci Pte. Ltd., iGuzzini, We-ef Lighting,
Lamp, ERCO Lighting Pte. Ltd., Lutron Electronics
照 明 探 偵 団 上 野 公 園 に 現 る Vol.1&2 The Lighting Detectives Descend on Ueno Vol.1&2
Organizer : Committee for New Concept “Ueno, a Global Capital of Culture”, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Planning : Lighting Detectives
街 歩 きワークショップ
Night Walk Workshop
Jan. 28 & Feb. 3
The Lighting Detectives hosted a workshop titled “Ueno
Night Park.” During the day the expansive park and its
several museums are bustling with people, but at night
there are very few park-goers and the area is far from
charming. The workshop was an opportunity to talk
about the park’s problems with workshop participants.
During the second meeting, we created possible
proposals for the park lightscape at night, based on the
heroes and villains of light discussed in the first meeting.
ライトアップ 計 画 & 器 具 演 習 ワークショップ
Lighting Plan & Lighting Fixture Experiment Workshop
The volume2 of “Lighting Detectives in Ueno Park” was
held at the Tokyo National Museum. Even though it was
cold and rainy, the workshop was filled to capacity!
Participants developed lighting plans in preparation for a
scheduled light up in November by testing fixtures and
noting lighting effects.
Light Up Test
In October, previously developed lighting plans were put
to the test in three areas, the Japanese Gallery, Hyokeikan
Building, and the area from the main gate to the Gallery
of Horyuji Treasures. We worked through the rain on a
limited time schedule, but some teams were still not
satisfied with the lighting effects or outcome.
ライトアップ 本 番
Presentation & Critic
On the day of the light up, each group presented their
lighting concept and effects for critic to Chief Mende and
Mr. Kinoshita of the Tokyo National Museum. It was a
valuable experience to be able to present one’s own
lighting plan and have an actual mock-up at the National
Museum. Even though this was the first time for many
participants, it was a great opportunity to think about and
Sponsor Panasonic Corp. Collaboration with Tokyo National Museum
Light Up the Beat!
Singapore Night Festival 2017
In collaboration with Atsuhiro Ito Supported by Krislite
Lighting Detectives collaborated with Japanese visual artist
Atsuhiro Ito, who plays a fluorescent tube instrument called the
Optron, to create an installation celebrating 10 Magical Years of
the Singapore Night Festival. The unconventional interplay of
light and raw sound was realized through a light installation and
performance. Light up the Beat! takes inspiration from the history
of Waterloo Centre, with the humble domestic fluorescent tubes
as the main medium. Fully functional but in the process of being
displaced, the fluorescent tubes reflect the important heritage of
Waterloo Centre, in contrast with its rapidly developing modern
街 歩 き
City Night Walk
We carried out four night walks in 2017. Night walk planning committee discussed and selected four themes that
should be paid attention now.
すみだ 水 族 館
Sumida Aquarium Feb. 25
つくばエクスプレス 沿 線
Tsukuba Express Area May. 12
Kamata Aug. 25
クリスマスイルミネーション in 東 京
Christmas Illumination in Tokyo Dec. 20
Night Watching Tour
八 丈 島
Hachijojima Island Jul. 02
A tour planned to view natural light at the start of the summer in
Hachijojima Island. On the day of the tour, the plane took off and
was able to fly over the island, but unfortunately the clouds never
parted, therefore, we had to return to Tokyo. However, we did enjoy
a clear view of Tokyo from the aircraft.
照 明 探 偵 団 調 査 Lighting Detectives Survey
海 外 調 査 Overseas
Mumbai Oct. 02-07
It has been 13 years since our last survey of this
economically powerful city, Mumbai. In the
previous survey, Mumbai was a what-you-see-iswhat-you-get
kind of city. In recent years,
the development from China and Southeast Asia
is trying to transform the city. We compared and
contrasted Mumbai with the large-scale,
preplanned city of Navi Mumbai on this survey
Copenhagen & Stockholm Dec.02-09
Long nights await Scandinavian country. What
kind of lights do they use in their towns and
homes? We traveled to survey the city lightscape
and home life during long polar nights.
国 内 調 査 Japan
鹿 児 島
Kagoshima, represented by the silhouette of
Sakurajima Island, is a city formulated by the
unifying view of nature and city life. Sakurajima
Island, is not only the symbol of this city, but also
the main feature in the formation of a beautiful
landscape and a high-priority issue concerning
cityscape policies. We surveyed the area to find
out the lighting environment.
東 京 調 査 Tokyo
東 京 湾 クルーズ
Tokyo Bay Cruise Jul. 24
The Tokyo cityscape shows various expressions
depending on one`s point of view. We were
interested in what kind of urban lightscape we
would find from the Tokyo Bay. We surveyed
several elevations of Tokyo on the cruise including
Hinode-pier, Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Gate Bridge,
and Haneda Air Terminal.
Tsukiji Dec. 15
Tsukiji Fish Market, the biggest wholesale market
in Japan and popular tourist stop, is set to move
to a new location in Toyosu. We surveyed the
lighting environment of this famous place and its
irresistible attractiveness to people.
研 究 会 サロン
Regular Round Table Discussion
Mar. 16 May. 29 & Sep. 06
City walks are not just about walking, but finish with a salon-style
discussion to rework what we saw, what we did not see, or what we
thought we might have seen.
照 明 探 偵 団 の 年 間 活 動
01.28 & 02.03 The Lighting Detectives Descend on Ueno Vol. 01
Web Column Vol. 37
The Fashion of a Lighting Designer
City Night Walk Vol. 56 @ Sumida Aquarium
Web Column Vol. 38Scope of Lighting Design
Lighting Detectives Salon Vol. 49
Web Column Mende’s NoteTwilight & Oil Lamp
Lighting Detectives News Letter Vol. 79
City Night Walk Vol. 57 @ Tsukuba Express Area
Lighting Detectives Salon Vol. 50
06.08-06.10 Transnational Lighting Detectives Forum 2017
Night Watching Tour in Hachijo-Jima
Lighting Detectives News Letter Vol. 80
Web Column Vol. 39
Light Art and Lighting Design
Web Column Vol. 40
Favorable Lighting for Having Drinks
City Night Survey―Tokyo Bay
Lighting Detectives News Letter Vol. 81
08.18-26 Light Up The Beat!
City Night Walk Vol. 58 @ Kamata
Web Column Vol. 41Value of Time for Designers
Lighting Detectives Salon Vol. 51
Lighting Detectives News Letter Vol. 82
Lighting Detectives News Letter Vol. 83
10.02-07 City Night Survey―Mumbai
10.16 & 11.13-14 The Lighting Detectives Descend on Ueno Vol. 02
Web Column Vol. 42 Lighting Design Awards
10.25-27 City Night Survey―Kagoshima
Transnational Lighting Detectives Forum 2017
in Kyoto Symposium
Lighting Detectives News Letter Vol. 84
12.02-07 City Night Survey―CopenhagenStockholm
City Night Survey―Tsukiji
City Night Walk Vol. 59 @ Chiristmas Illumination
照 明 探 偵 団 年 間 活 動 報 告 会 Lighting Detectives Annual Gathering
The Annual Lighting Detective Gathering is an event to express our gratitude toward continual membership and
monetary sponsors with a year-end activity report and party. We are looking forward to and pledge to another
year of fulfilling activities.
協 賛 社 名 リスト List of Sponsors
The following 20 Lighting Industry Professionals financially sponsor Lighting Detective activities.
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Iwasaki Electric Co., Ltd.
Color Kinetics Japan Inc.
Endo Lighting Corp.
DAIKO ELECTRIC CO.,LTD.
USHIO LIGHTING. INC.
DN Lighting Co., Ltd.
Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corp.
Koizumi Lighting Technology Corp.
Martin Professional Japan. Ltd.
Louis Poulsen in Japan
Shonan Co., Ltd.
Yamada Shomei Lighting Co., Ltd.
Mitsubishi Electric Lighting Corporation
Gerald Khoo Haruka Sakoda Hikaru Kimura
Karen Huang Kentaro Tanaka
Kouki Iwanaga Kyoko Takubo
Misuzu Nakamura Momoko Muraoka Motoyo Yano
Yin Yin Fung
Yumi Honda Yuri Araki Yusuke Hattori
Chika Makabe Clement Lee
Emiko Nagata Genki Watanabe
Isao Nemoto Jinmu Li Jio Yeung
Mami Kono Mari Kubota Masafumi Yamamoto Masahiro Iwata Mayumi Banno
Quratuaini Bte Jamil
Raba'a Bte Tainy
Sun Young Hwang
Lighting Planners Associates 2018 Annual Report
颖 怀 雯
Lighting Planners Associates Inc.
5-28-10, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
Tel : +81 3 5469 1022 Fax : +81 3 5469 1023
E-mail : email@example.com
Lighting Planners Associates (S) Pte. Ltd.
51B Neil Road, Singapore 088829
Tel : +65 6734 3086 Fax : +65 6734 2786
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Lighting Planners Associates (HK) Ltd.
Unit G, 9/F Tung Kin Factory Building,
196-202 Tsat Tsz Mui Road, North Point, Hong Kong
Tel : +852 2578 9007 Fax : +852 2578 9116
E-mail : email@example.com