Lighting Planners Associates
GARDENS BY THE BAY, BAY SOUTH / LIGHTING DESIGN FOR PRESERVATION
AND RESTORATION OF THE TOKYO STATION MARUNOUCHI BUILDING /
THE STAR PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE & STAR VISTA / SENGUKAN
MUSEUM / KAGA KATAYAMAZU CITY SPA MACHIYU / KASHIWAZAKI-
CITY PERFORMING AND ARTS CENTER / ESPA AT RESORTS WORLD
SENTOSA, SINGAPORE / HYSAN PLACE / WAKO UNIVERSITY POTPOURRI
HALL TSURUKAWA / CAPRI BY FRASER CHANGI CITY, SINGAPORE / THE
RITZ-CARLTON RESIDENCES SINGAPORE, CAIRNHILL / HILTON TOKYO,
3F/ 7F RENOVATION / HILTON TOKYO BAY, PRIMA LUCE / PARTY HOUSE /
COPPER HOUSE AT SENTOSA COVE / HATOBA KITCHEN / SEAVANS N-
BUILDING RENEWAL / ROYAL NETHERLANDS EMBASSY RENOVATION /
JAPAN WOMEN'S COLLEGE OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION GENERAL
GARDENS BY THE BAY, BAY SOUTH
SINGAPORE 2012 National Parks Board of Singapore / Grant Associates / Wilkinson Erye Architects / CPG Consultants
Bay South Gardens is the first phase of Singapore’s dramatic Gardens by the Bay project that opened to
the public on 29th June 2012. The 54-hectare US$820m project comprises of two ‘Cooled Conservatories’
and 18 distinctively shaped vertical garden structures called ‘Supertrees’. As it is a new form of outdoor
entertainment for the general public and visitors coming to Singapore, we sought to underline the concept
“Entertainment with Organic Lighting”. While the lighting scheme ensures safety and entertains visitors, it is
also a carefully detailed “Organic Lighting” that dramatizes shadow, eschews excessive lighting and
harmonizes with the greenery and water.
東 京 駅 丸 の 内 駅 舎 ライトアップ
LIGHTING DESIGN FOR PRESERVATION AND RESTORATION
OF THE TOKYO STATION MARUNOUCHI BUILDING
TOKYO 2012 East Japan Railway / JR East Tokyo Electrical Consultation and System Integration Office /
JR East Design
Rapid development around Tokyo Station has continued in recent years, and lubricant at
the center of it all is the 100 year old Tokyo Station Building renovation. Surrounded by a
modern urban landscape of iron, glass, and concert, this red brick building is a slip in time.
The kind of nightscape needed here is not one of eccentricity, but careful and precise
execution of cutting edge lighting methods to reproduce the beauty of this historical
building. We stressed the importance of creating a tranquil and timeless evening scenery.
From design and layout to the lighting ceremony, this project spanned 3 years with
numerous models and on-site mock-up verifications. Red brick walls, decorative pillars,
balconies, slate roofs and dome roofs are all features of this lighting design that needed
2009 2010 2011
To improve the visual scene and conserve
energy, from twilight on the lighting
gradually fades into the night as time
passes. The lighting for the dome roof
resembles the phases of the moon and
the transition of time.
THE STAR PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE & STAR VISTA
SINGAPORE 2012 Rock Productions (Cultural Complex) / CapitaLand (Retail Complex) / Aedas
Built above an amusement and commercial complex, this performing arts center includes a 5,000 seat
theatre. In the theatre at night, special glass allows light from inside the architectural structure to glow and
from the main entrance the inside of the theatre seems to float above the complex. Lighting in the shopping
area is exciting, but with contrasting lighting effects for a refined shopping experience.
The foyer is a six story high
atrium, and like a curtain dropping
over a stage it is called the Bowl
Skin. The lighting dynamically
highlights the curved surface.
式 年 遷 宮 記 念 せんぐう 館
MIE 2012 Jingu Shikinen Zoueicho /
A.Kuryu Architect & Assosiates
In recognition of the 62nd rebuilding ceremony of Ise
Shrine a new museum was built. This traditional
Japanese style gable roof structure is home to part
of the main shrine building. This museum features a
sequence of galleries leading to the main display. After
several dimly lit spaces a luminous ceiling, simulating
a natural skylight, inspires sunlight reflecting off the
加 賀 片 山 津 温 泉 街 湯
KAGA KATAYAMAZU CITY SPA MACHIYU
ISHIKAWA 2012 Taniguchi and Associates
This communal bathhouse was renovated into a new
Machiyu spa. Near the shore of lagoon Shibayama-gata,
the edge lighting of this modern glass structure is sharp,
but the building inherits the culture of Japanese hot
spring bathing. The new spa has become a community
center for citizens and tourists alike. Two unique bathes,
the lagoon bath and forest bath, both have large
windows to enjoy nature and the four seasons both in
day and night.
柏 崎 市 文 化 会 館 アルフォーレ
KASHIWAZAKI-CITY PERFORMING AND ARTS CENTER
NIIGATA 2012 Environment Design Institute
To support local arts and cultural activities a new performing arts center was built. A distinctively large red
brick wall in the auditorium is softly illuminated. In contrast the foyer and façade are bright and welcoming.
We hope this lighting design will help make the new center a symbolic feature of Kashiwazaki City.
ESPA AT RESORTS WORLD
SINGAPORE 2012 Resorts World Sentosa / ESPA / MGA /
DPA / Peridian Asia
A SPA project in a Casino resort at Sentosa Island - the
southern part of Singapore. In contrast to the splendid
casino area it is designed with five modest lighting
(low illuminance, low colour temperature, low-positioned
light, low luminance and low power consumption)
strategies to achieve a beautiful gradation of light and
shadow. For the landscape area surrounding the ecopond,
candle lanterns and fire torches are also used as
lighting elements to create a natural warmth supported
by the concept of ‘visualization of the breeze’.
HONG KONG 2012 Hysan Development / KPF / Benoy
This project is a mix used development with office and
commercial part which is located at Causeway Bay in
Hong Kong Island. It was intended to create a
sophisticated & mature appearance within an
unorganized surrounding environment. The building
was designed so that different functional boxes are
piled up, In order to emphasize this feature, each box
has unique characteristic in its lighting design.
和 光 大 学 ポプリホール 鶴 川
WAKO UNIVERSITY POTPOURRI HALL
TOKYO 2012 Environment Design Institute
This multipurpose center includes an auditorium,
library, and lounge. In the middle is a four story high
“mega bookshelf”. This huge wall is dramatically
illuminated to emphasize the open and sequential
design. In the library, ambient light creates a warm
environment for reading books.
CAPRI BY FRASER CHANGI CITY,
SINGAPORE 2012 Fraser Hospitality / eco-id / Aedas
A hotel project located within newly developed Changi
Business Park close to the international airport. The
public area is designed to cater a brighter and cheerful
ambience for 24 hours to support the business usage
by all the guests.
THE RITZ-CARLTON RESIDENCES
SINGAPORE 2012 KOP Properties / eco-id / LTW Design Works
It was particularly designed to achieve the feel of
‘champagne gold’ by using champagne gold reflector
downlights, following the design principle of architecture
and the interior’s colour theme. With carefully treated
feature walls and ceiling with a sparkling light, ‘Jewel
Box’ entrance lobby is attracting all visitors and guests.
ヒルトン 東 京 3 階 /7 階 リノベーション
HILTON TOKYO, 3F/ 7F RENOVATION
TOKYO 2012 Hilton Tokyo / Yukio Hashimoto Design Studio
This shell-shaped chapel is enclosed in glass with a
softly winding aisle to the altar. Fine detail for the
luminous floor creates the illusion of the bride walking
on waves or floating down the aisle. Ceiling lighting in
the banquet hall and public areas suggests the image
of confetti floating in the air and origami style indirect
lighting adds a Japanese essence.
ヒルトン 東 京 ベイ プリマルーチェ
HILTON TOKYO BAY, PRIMA LUCE
CHIBA 2012 Hilton Tokyo Bay / Design Studio Glam
The Prima Luce Chapel faces the Tokyo Bay with an
extraordinary view as the bride walks down the aisle
and picture perfect lighting to complete the scene.
Throughout the ceremony lighting transitions add to
the wedding ambiance. A luminous aisle and soft
indirect light create a special “luminous wedding”.
SINGAPORE 2012 W Architects / Design Basis /
For this weekend house in Sentosa Island, the lighting
plan had to coordinated in early stage of project as the
architectural finishings are bare concrete and stone
and it is difficult to add light after the concrete has
casted. The 2nd floor has a few fritted glass box
rooms, and lighting makes the rooms and common
area separate softly glowing spaces. At the attic, the
lighting is planned not to disturb view of the ocean.
COPPER HOUSE AT
SINGAPORE 2012 Chan Sau Yan Associates
A residence in Sentosa Island has the design language
of triangle, which applied to the interior, landscape
and all over the architectural design. Our lighting plan
was to achieve both owner-required brightness of task
lights and comfortable contrast by highlighting this
unique character of the architectural design form.
SHIZUOKA 2012 Satoru Yamashiro + buildinglandscape + araa
The Hatoba Kitchen is a buffet-style restaurant and
multifunction space in the S-Pulse Dream Plaza.
Several spaces are partitioned with Japanese cedar
from Shizoka Prefecture for a warm interior feeling.
Each partitioned area has its own lighting plan and
design for variation within the larger space.
シーバンス N 館 リニューアル
SEAVANS N-BUILDING RENEWAL
TOKYO 2012 NTT Urban Development Corporation
This project is the interior renovation of a riverfront office building. The design in the smoking room is a
series of layers, including laminated glass walls. Light plays off this wall to catch the eye. From the elevator
hall on each floor and down the hallways to the refresh corner the path is brightly lit, but with warm colortemperature
for a relaxing atmosphere. (Photo Forward Stroke)
王 立 オランダ 大 使 館 公 邸 リノベーション
ROYAL NETHERLANDS EMBASSY
TOKYO 2012 MasterMindKK
The ambassador’s residence was built in 1927.
Original antique chandeliers and lamp stand were
reused and incorporated into the lighting design
consisting of architectural lighting, accent lighting,
and a new dimming system to create various scenes
needed for daily use and social functions. Soft façade
lighting provides a comfortable nightscape.
日 本 女 子 体 育 大 学 総 合 体 育 館
JAPAN WOMEN'S COLLEGE OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION GENERAL GYMNASIUM
TOKYO 2012 Environment Design Institute
This new sports center is on the grounds of the Japan Women’s College of Physical Education. The lighting
design includes a multipurpose hall at the entrance of the complex. Indirect lighting along the ceiling and
wall wash lighting create a soft and warm atmosphere, with downlights to illuminate the main floor area.
Lighting Design Project for reviving from Earthquake Disaster / Lecture
and Media appearance / Refreshing Time / LPA 2012 Activities & 2013
Goals / Major Contributions and Interviews
LPA 震 災 復 興 照 明 プロジェクト
Lighting Design Project for reviving from Earthquake Disaster
The mobile “Akari Café”
The LPA Earthquake Disaster Reconstruction Lighting Project is an opportunity to help improve, if only just a
little bit, the living situation at the temporary housing blocks in the quake-hit area by regenerating local
communication. Our goal is to lend beneficial light to this prolonged housing situation. In 2012 we opened the
mobile “Akari Café.” All of the equipment, lanterns, chairs, tables, everything, was included in one big moveable
kit. The children had fun with shadow play and making lanterns and the adults relaxed under soft ambient light
to enjoy the summer evening. In conjunction with the Non-Profit Organization APCAS, Kyoto Institute of
Technology Sakata Studio, and LPA, the mobile café opened in July and August in the temporary housing blocks
and community centers in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture and again in October in Ishinomaki City Miyagi
講 演 活 動 ・メディア 出 演
Lecture / Media appearance
Mr. Mende gave lectures on variety topics in and outside Japan. LPA drew attention of media especially this year
due to opening of Tokyo Station Marunouchi building which was restored to its original building state burned 100
講 演 Lectures
雑 誌 ・ 新 聞 Magazine・Newspaper
リフレッシュメント Refreshing Time
Having delicious food, all staff had regular casual talks about lighting and design, sharing some short videos or photos, called
"Mende Bar" and "Afternoon Tea". In Summer, we had BBQ and about 30 LPA staff and their family gathered and enjoyed.
Jul.24, Aug.30, Oct.25
LPA Open House
Office Retreat1 Tokyo Tohoku
Office Retreat2 Tokyo Kyoto
Office Retreat Singapore
Kite-flying @marina barrage
LPA 2012 年 の 概 況 と2013 年 への 展 望
LPA 2012 Activities & 2013 Goals
LPA Interoffice collaboration
LPA established its 3rd office in Hong Kong in February 2012, and now we are able to collaborate on projects
among three offices- Tokyo –Singapore and Hong Kong by extensive internal discussions and workshops. It is to
our client’s benefit now that such collaborative efforts using the latest technology available will provide the quick
and seamless services to our projects throughout Asia from as early as conceptual stage planning to the site
Completion of the historic Tokyo station restoration
Lighting up the conservation and restoration of Marunouchi station building at Tokyo station was completed in
October 1, 2012. LPA spent a good intensive three years including generating the concept, schematic design and
frequent mock-ups on site. We are happy that our lighting design concept to create “Tranquil and timeless evening
scenery” has been well received both by the authorities and the public. The 100 years old architecture of the
station is now clad with a sustainable lighting that can endure another 100 years of service.
New generation botanic gardens – Gardens by the Bay in Singapore
Singapore‘s latest landmark- “Gardens by the Bay” opened to the public in June 2012 with much fanfare and have
attracted both locals and visitors ever since. Being located on the equator, pleasant evening strolls are particularly
important in Singapore and our goal was to achieve a superb entertainment space full of wonders with its lighting
concept “Organic lighting“. Hope you will enjoy the nightscape at this unique botanic gardens!
Setting up an temporary “Akari Café” at disaster area
LPA took a part in a rehabilitation project in Kesennuma district, one of the worst affected areas from the Great
East Japan Earthquake. Through discussions with a non-profit organizer on how we can contribute with a small
feasible idea to comfort the residents at temporary shelters, we set up a café called Akari café (Light café ) for
enjoyment of light during summer nights. In addition, we organized “Akari workshop” involving the local children.
It was a truly humbling experience as we recognized what lighting can do to help communication in such difficult
times and create comfort for the victims.
Four projects received international design awards
Three of our projects – Educational Resource center at National University of Singapore, The Ritz Carlton hotel
Hong Kong, Louis Vuitton at Marina bay Sands in Singapore received Award of Merit from Illuminating Engineering
Society of North America (IES), and St.Regis hotel Osaka received Award of merit from International Award of
Lighting Design (IALD). In recent years, we have applied many innovative architectural lighting design methods
for hospitality projects such as hotels, resorts and mixed commercial developments.
The year 2013- Acceleration of ecological lighting
We face the global trend of energy efficiency and the move towards a low carbon society. In Japan itself there is
a rapid shift to LED after the Great East Japan Earthquake. This trend has remarkably influenced the lighting
design practice as well. LPA however, still do not deny the usage of the incandescent lamp; what is important is
“Unwasted energy use”. It is a time to consume a minimum amount of energy, and we believe authentic and
sophisticated lighting design techniques will be sought after more and more in the coming future.
主 な 講 演 ・ 寄 稿 ・インタビュー・ 出 演 など
Major Contributions and Interviews
Transnational Lighting Detectives / Candle Night @ Omotesando - Eco
Avenue / Candle Night @ Marina Bay, Singapore / Lighting Detectives
Survey / City Walking Tours / Regular Round Table Discussion / Children’s
Workshop / Lighting Detectives - List of Sponsors
Transnational Lighting Detectives
世 界 照 明 探 偵 団
Detectives Forum in Bangkok
""Bangkok Light Identity""
@Bangkok Code, King Mongkut's University
of Technology Thnoburi
About 60 architecture students, young lighting designers,
and other artists gathered for a city walk in Bangkok.
Five areas in the city were divided among 5 groups with
at least one Bangkok native in each group to also act as
The ninth Transnational Lighting Detectives
Forum was held in Bangkok, Thailand. Due to
great damage from the flood in the fall of 2011,
the forum, originally planned for December
2011, was postponed to March 2012. The
theme was “Bangkok Light Identity.” The 3-day
event included a city night walk, workshop and
presentation with photo contest, and about 100
guests attended in the forum.
Before the forum, each group gathered again to analyze
their data and impressions from the city walk. We were
looking for elements and clues that make up the
nightscape of Bangkok.
The forum was packed with crowds as a representative of each
group reported their findings and characteristics of each area
surveyed. The local charm of the Bangkok nightscape became
clearer and clearer as possible lighting proposals were also shared.
@ OMOTESANDO - Eco Avenue
Candle Night @ Omotesando - Eco Avenue
Starting in 2003 on a small alleyway in Shibuya, Cat Street,
this year Candle Night @Omotesando-Eco Avenue marked
its 10th Anniversary. A total of 345 staff, including art
students and lighting detectives' members, decorated
Omotesando with candle installations and lanterns. We
also attempted an “Original Lantern Exhibition and
Competition” and “Takeyoi Matsuri” which is a local festival
using bamboo to hold candles.
@ Marina Bay, Singapore
Candle Night @ Marina Bay, Singapore
This year, we marked the 3rd Candle Night event in
Singapore. The Lighting Detectives and students from
local schools created large-scale candle light installations
around the Merlion Park and One Fullerton, while members
of the public were invited to decorate lanterns to celebrate
the Merlion’s 40th birthday. As Candle Night coincided
with the Mid-Autumn Festival, visitors also paraded
through the Merlion Park with their own lanterns and
enjoyed candles in a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
照 明 探 偵 団 調 査 Lighting Detectives Survey
Budapest, HungaryPrague, Czech
Berlin, Germany Oct.16-23
Three Light Cities of Central Europe
Innovation from Tradition
All three cities we visited attempt to increase their value
by illuminating historical townscape and architecture.
The nightscapes have become a valuable resource to
attract tourists. However, depending on climate or
economic status, all three cities showed great
differences. Compared to past surveys, we saw new
technologies like LEDs being implemented.
Bangkok, Thailand Feb.29-Mar.02
Conjunction City of Prayer and Excitement
Bangkok, the city which keeps on growing as a leader in South
East Asia, is becoming more energetic with a bustling market
atmosphere, ancient Buddhism culture, and their bright modernity.
We found attractive nightscapes in this chaotic city.
新 橋 ・ 汐 留
ShinbashiShiodome, Tokyo Jun.05/07
Patchwork of Lighting
Shinbashi and Shiodome are known as the old and new business
districts. After office hours, this area is fueled by the energy of
business men and women leaving work. Nostalgic, red lanterns
hanging around this area at various drinking establishments
contrast with the sophisticated architectural lighting.
Koukyo (The Imperial Palace), Tokyo Nov.05
Contrast between light and dark around Imperial
The area around the Imperial Palace or the center of Tokyo
attracts a number of runners and has become a most popular
running course in Tokyo. Exterior lighting in parks located in this
area is shifting to LED lamps. We surveyed the lighting on the
streets and parks surrounding the Imperial Palace which still
remains dark at night.
街 歩 き
City Walking Tours
「 住 宅 街 のあかり」 Apr.24
Residential Neighborhood Street District
Futako Tamagawa is an area which continues to develop.
Futako Tamagawa Rise shopping and residential complex
opened soon after the Great East Japan Earthquake in March
2011. We focused on "residential lighting," comparing new
and old areas.
「 台 場 の 闇 から 街 のあかりを 見 る」 Jul.24
View of Urban Lighting from Daiba in the Dark
Famous for its water-front, Odaiba is one exciting area of
Tokyo. This time we were in search of shadows and darkness
in order to view the skyline of Tokyo from across the bay.
「 浅 草 ・ 東 京 スカイツリー 界 隈 の 今 ・ 昔 」 Nov.13
Now and Past of AsakusaTOKYO SKYTREE
Since the opening of Tokyo Skytree in May 2012, we walked
the area to find any modern changes and search for reminders
of the Asakusa lightscape from the Edo period.
研 究 会 サロン
Regular Round Table Discussion
May.08 / Aug.20 / Nov.27
We held three salons this year, all very exciting with deep discussions
and reviews of our city walks.
行 灯 つくり& 暗 さ 体 験 ワークショップ
@ 江 戸 東 京 たてもの 園 Nov.23-24
Lantern Making & Experiencing Dark Workshop
@Edo Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum
At the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, “Light
up Architecture and Autumn Foliage” was held during a
three day holiday in November. The first two days
included a children’s lantern making workshop and walks
through the trees to experience darkness in the woods.
With children, we had a wonderful time enjoying old
houses, irori and a night without light.
照 明 探 偵 団 協 賛 企 業 Lighting Detectives - List of Sponsors
The following 22 Lighting Industry Professionals financially sponsor Lighting Detective Singapore chapter’s activities.
Aristo Engineering Pte Ltd
Bizlink Associates Pte Ltd
Endo Lighting (Thailand) PLC
ERCO Lighting Pte Ltd
iGuzzini SEA Pte Ltd
Krislite Pte Ltd
Lightcraft Pte Ltd
Luci:Proteras Co Ltd
Lutron GL Limited
Luxlight Pte Ltd
Martin Professional Pte Ltd
Million Lighting Co Pte Ltd
Osram Pte Ltd
Pacific Technical Products Pte Ltd
Philips Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd
Schreder Singapore Pte Ltd
Strongly Lighting Pte Ltd
Targetti Poulsen Asia Pte Ltd
Technolite (S) Pte Ltd
WE-EF Lighting Co Ltd
Ai Sohara Atsushi Itakura
Chika Makabe Emiko Nagata Gaurav Jain
Junko Nagatomo Kanon Fujimoto Kaoru Mende Kentaro Tanaka Kim Lai
Mayumi Banno Mikine Yamamoto Misa Fujii Misuzu Nakamura Momoko Muraoka
Raba’a -Bte -Tainy Rachel Nakayama Reiko Kasai Rosana Choy
Shuwen Chen Simeng Huang
Takafumi Kubo Tan Angkana
Xiao Xu Yaeko Otsuka Yang Xiaoping
Yukiko Saito Yumi Honda Yusuke Hattori
Genki Watanabe Haruka Sakoda Hiroyuki Miyake Hu Lin
Jun Biao Chang
Laya Eduardo Jr.
Liwen Chen Maki Jung Mari Kubota
Motoyo Ogawa Natsuko Ueda Noriko Higashi Phraporn
Shaohua Chen Shigeki Fujii Shunichi Ikeda
Lighting Planners Associates
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