Sunshine Tower, Mumbai
Lighting Designers - Design Matrix Lighting Design Consultancy, New Delhi
Harmeet Singh, Design Director, Design Matrix Lighting Design Consultancy recounts his interactions on facade lighting for Sunshine Tower – the tallest steel structure in India, completed in 2013 with its legendary architect Raja Aederi - a champion of steel building. "…Raja was like the proud father whose child has stood for the first time. His instinctive reaction, when approached to discuss lighting concepts for the building, was ‘stay away from it!"
The building was nearly complete when Design Matrix came on board. At this stage, the task of providing electrical services to external façade of the towering structure was daunting. But when the Architect saw the imagery of the proposed façade lighting, he became supportive and agreed to a demonstration mock up.
The rest became history. Six weeks later, sixty-four LED grazers in custom RAL colour to match the steel finish, using less than 100W per fixture, with precise narrow beam distribution, were mounted 200mm from the bracing members, making it appear as if the structure itself was exuding light from the cross points. During the day, sun reflects from the building’s polished surfaces. But at night, the lighting reinterprets the story of its architectural integrity through strong expression of its exo-skeletal form.
The Lime Boutique Hotel, Hyderabad
Lighting Designers - SPK Valo Design Consultants, Hyderabad
Nestled in the business district of Hyderabad, The Lime is a premium boutique hotel that is a pleasure to reside in. Designed to reflect the spirit of the city, the hotel is designed as a harmonious blend of tradition and contemporary sophistication. The facade lighting design demonstrates the prowess of lighting to transform a the look and feel of a built structure and space.