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Specsheet > Ephemeral Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting not only provides safety—it also changes the overall look of a space. These open-air fixtures create an atmospheric mise-en-scène. Solar Foscarini Designed by Jean-Marie Massaud for Foscarini, this outdoor light (pictured above) also acts as a surface to place drinks on or gather around. Made with a unique blend of durable polyethylene and porcelain stoneware, the base is fully illuminated, while the stoneware top shields light from below. Halley Vibia A radiating arch of light is illuminated by a slim array of LEDs nested in a frosted lens. The resulting effect is an elegantly diffused, chiaroscuro treatment of light and shadow. Halley is made in three variations: floor-to-floor, floor-to-wall, and floor-to-clamp. Bollards Sonneman Working as an interconnected system of lighting along paths or planted beds, these bollards create a balance of solid geometry and LED illumination. Rectilinear columns form single-sided and double-sided LED-illuminated fixtures that come with myriad options for lenses, caps, and heights. Poppy Northern Lighting Inspired by a field of tall poppies, these outdoor oil lamps by Northern Lighting were crafted in a shape that captures the flowers’ elegant stems and crowns. Poppy is available as a table lamp, a floor lamp, and a lawn light that attaches to the ground with a pin. Made in powder-coated steel, the series is a part of the Unplugged outdoor lighting collection. Oblique Artemide This outdoor collection is inspired by a plant: Like a growing bean sprout, the oblique light head rest on a vertical stem stretching out of the ground. Artemide offers floor- and wall-mounted versions. Ballad Lamp and Stand Fermob Designed by Tristan Lohner, this portable lantern comes in seven bold colors and can be mounted on a stand to become an outdoor floor lamp. With rechargeable LED technology, the light is solar powered.
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Meet the honorable mentions in our 2017 Best of Product Awards!

Last week we shared the winning designs from our largest-ever Products Awards across 15 sundry categories, including technology, textiles, HVAC, furniture, facades, and more. Scroll through the slideshow to see the the honorable mentions from each category, evaluated by our team of judges for innovation, aesthetics, performance, and value. You can find our winners and honorable mentions featured in our September issue—out September 6! The Best of Products Awards Jury: James Biber Partner, Biber Architects Olivia Martin Managing Editor, The Architect’s Newspaper William Menking Editor in Chief, The Architect’s Newspaper Patrick Parrish Owner, Patrick Parrish Gallery Tucker Viemeister Founder, Viemeister Industries Pilar Viladas Design writer and editor HONORABLE MENTIONS To view images of all honorable mentions, please click through the slideshow above. Finishes & Surfaces CONDUCT by Flavor Paper PUZZLE by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby for Mutina for Stone Source Bath LINEA SHOWER BASE by Fiora VERGE WITH WASHBAR by Bradley Corp. Lighting SYMMETRY by Visa Lighting LIFT WITH BIOS by Pinnacle Architectural Lighting Textiles SIGNATURE & LEGACY COLLECTIONS by KnollTextiles SHADE by Chilewich Openings GPX FIREFLOOR SYSTEM by Safti First CURVED by Vitrocsa Technology & Innovation MATTERPORT PRO2 3D CAMERA by Matterport PORTABLE ULTRA SHORT THROW PROJECTOR by Sony Kitchen 4-DOOR FLEX REFRIGERATOR by Samsung VERTICAL BAR BLOCK by Henrybuilt Interior Commercial Furniture GLASSCUBE by CARVART KANSO BENCH by HBF Interior Residential Furniture STEMN SERIES by Fyrn DICHROIC TABLE by Rottet Collection Structural FIRE AND WATER BARRIER TAPE by 3M SCHLUTER-DITRA-HEAT-DUO by Schluter Systems Smart Home Systems EVOLVED MINNEAPOLIS FULL ESCUTCHEON HANDLESET by Baldwin Hardware PANOVISTA MAX by Renson Facades PHOTOVOLTAIC FACADE by Onyx Solar TRIANGULAR RAINSCREEN PANEL by Shildan HVAC EME3625DFL LOUVER by Ruskin AIRFLOW PANEL by Architectural Applications Outdoor Public GO OUTDOORTABLE by Landscape Forms ULURU by Metalco srl/id metalco, Inc. Outdoor Residential CLOUD BENCH by Bend Goods VERTICAL LOUNGER by DEESAWAT  
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Olafur Eliasson invites refugees and asylum seekers to craft lighting designs at The Moody Center for the Arts

The Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University opened in Houston to much fanfare with exhibitions by practitioners including Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson and Japanese collective teamLab to kick off its first season. Green light – An artistic workshop is the brainchild of Eliasson in collaboration with the Thyssen Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) of Vienna. In its first trip to the U.S., the workshop aims to give refugees and asylum seekers a “green light” to participate in a variety of programs to elicit creativity and community. The workshop invites participants to construct modular green lamps designed by Eliasson out of recycled materials, which can stand alone as singular units or be stacked into more complex constructions. The hope for the work is to create an environment where communities can collide and create together in a playful and collaborative environment. “Green light is an act of welcoming, addressed both to those who have fled hardship and instability in their home countries and to the residents of the cities receiving them,” said Eliasson in a statement. “I hope Green light shines light on some of the challenges and responsibilities arising from the current refugee crisis in Europe and throughout the world.”

Green light – An artistic workshop The Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University 6100 Main Street, Houston Through May 6, 2017

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BIG unveils “Alphabet of Light” installation with Artemide at Salone del Mobile

In tandem with this year’s Salone del Mobile Euroluce event, Artemide partnered with Bjarke Ingels Group to create a new light series, Alphabet of Light. Inspired by neon lights, BIG worked with Artemide to create an updated, LED light that could be formed into letters or graphics—creating a new font in the process. Alphabet of Light is composed of straight and curved light modules with high-tech optoelectronics to ensure a smooth, even light.

To showcase this new product, BIG and Artemide installed the modular system in the east courtyard of the Università degli Studi di Milano using the classic typography sentence, “Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog,” which uses every letter in the alphabet. The installation is part of the event Interni Material Immaterial.

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Pendants to light up the holiday season!

A selection of standout lighting pieces to give a rosy glow to any space and add striking visual interest. Aplomb Foscarini Aplomb is made of hand-pressed concrete, in a delicate balance of thickness to achieve a sophisticated shape with enough texture. The lamp is available in three shape and color options. Lys Oluce Designed by Daniele Ruzza and Silvana Angeletti, this pendant contains soft LED lighting with a methacrylate disc that provides a halo of light to be cast downward. Teardrop Pendant Tracy Glover Studio These gorgeous bubble-like lamps can be hung individually or in a cluster, with either a transparent or matte glass overlay in a variety of colors to suit any space. Mono Lamp Nude A super-minimal lamp made with blown unworked glass. Available in smoke glass with a copper socket, or clear glass with a perfectly contrasted concrete socket. Casper Pendant LightArt Available in four separate sizes, Casper can be arranged in a multitude of configurations, allowing for an intense chandelier of light, or more subtle singular applications. Nama 4 Pendant Global Lighting Inspired by the 1960’s counterculture, this woven rattan pendant casts glorious shadows around the room in an unexpected black that is a sleek alternative to natural rattan.
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2016 Best of Design Award for Lighting > Indoor: Planned Parenthood Queens by Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design

The Architect’s Newspaper (AN)’s inaugural 2013 Best of Design Awards featured six categories. Since then, it's grown to 26 exciting categoriesAs in years past, jury members (Erik Verboon, Claire Weisz, Karen Stonely, Christopher Leong, Adrianne Weremchuk, and AN’s Matt Shaw) were picked for their expertise and high regard in the design community. They based their judgments on evidence of innovation, creative use of new technology, sustainability, strength of presentation, and, most importantly, great design. We want to thank everyone for their continued support and eagerness to submit their work to the Best of Design Awards. We are already looking forward to growing next year’s coverage for you.

2016 Best of Design Award for Lighting > Indoor: Planned Parenthood Queens—Diane L. Max Health Center

Lighting Design: Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design Location: Queens, NY

Planned Parenthood’s new clinic in Queens transforms a former storage warehouse into a welcoming ambulatory healthcare center. Using the building’s generous new windows as inspiration, LED light coves in bold colors punctuate a sleek, white interior. These colorful elements work with signage and furnishings to support wayfinding and spatial organization and the overall design embodies a modern, forward-thinking spirit, representative of the center’s youthful clientele. A thoughtful combination of LED and fluorescent sources achieves a 5 percent energy savings beyond the stringent standards and also meets the project’s modest budget. Light, color, and architecture are woven together to create a friendly, upbeat health center that will serve as a guide for future Planned Parenthood facilities.

Architect Stephen Yablon Architecture

Signage & Environmental Graphics Calori & Vanden-Eynden Dimming Ballasts Lutron Fixed-Color LED Cove Lights iLight Technologies Adjustable Downlights Lucifer Lighting

Honorable Mention, Lighting > Indoor: Lincoln Square Synagogue

Lighting Design: Tillotson Design Associates Location: New York, NY

Small recessed LED downlights in the synagogue’s ceiling create the effect of a starry night, while LED coves with resin diffusers spill soft light onto the acoustical walls, accentuating its form and completing the imagery of a nomadic tented structure under a desert sky.

Honorable Mention, Lighting > Indoor: The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption 

Architect: MBH Architects Location: San Francisco, CA

In order to maintain the character of this important cathedral while modernizing its lighting, long-life solutions like LED and fluorescent fixtures as well as DMX lighting were seamlessly integrated. The system creates studio-quality imagery for television recordings while maintaining a warm glow.

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Six teams of top global architecture firms battle to light up London’s bridges

Six finalists from the U.K., U.S., and France are competing for a $24.8 million commission which will see their designs be used to illuminate all 17 bridges that span the River Thames in central London. Battling for the dazzling commission is David Adjaye, Amanda Levete Architects (AL_A), Sam Jacob Studio, and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands from London, along with New York firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Lyon-based practice Les Éclairagistes Associés. Initially, 105 teams had entered the Illuminated River competition run by Malcolm Reading Consultants. The winners will see their lighting proposals realized as a permanent installation that aims to "breath new life" into the Thames. Chair of the Illuminated River Foundation, Hannah Rothschild said on the competition's website:
Since the founding of London, the mighty Thames has been the city’s main artery, linking north and south, east and west, encouraging business, activity and recreation. But at night, the river becomes a ribbon of darkness, a place that few enjoy and at odds with the ambition to make London a 24 hour city. This project will bring light, energy, beauty and recreation to the river and at the flick of a switch, transform the city at night.
Despite waxing lyrical, Rothschild's words did not impress critic Oliver Wainwright of The Guardian. "[It’s] simply not true. The river already shines with a series of conflicting color schemes that speaks more of London’s chaotic character than a curated nightly show," he said. Wainwright also poured scorn on Adjaye's proposal, remarking that the 17 pavilions the architect proposes alongside each of the bridges adds "more clutter to the streetscape." The project will be privately funded. So far, though, $11.8 million is still required. It's also worth pointing out that the infamously costly (and not yet built) Garden Bridge by Thomas Heatherwick started life in a similar vein. The shortlisted six's videos can be found below meanwhile images are in the gallery above. Blurring Boundaries Adjaye Associates with Cai Guo-Qiang, Chris Ofili, Larry Bell, Jeremy Deller, Philippe Parreno, Richard Woods, Mariko Mori, Lorna Simpson, Teresita Fernández, Joana Vasconcelos, Angela Bulloch, Thukral & Tagra, Katharina Grosse, Glenn Ligon, Doug Aitken, Tomás Saraceno, onedotzero digital consultants, Plan A Consultants, DHA, Hurley Palmer Flatt, AKT II, AECOM, Arup, Sir Robert McAlpine, Tavernor Consultancy, DP9, Four Communications, Hayes Davidson digital visualizers, Bosch, and iGuzzini.
The Eternal Story of the River Thames AL_A, Asif Kapadia, Simon Stephens, SEAM Design, Arup, GROSS. MAX., Mark Filip, Soundings, and DP9.
Synchronizing the City: Its Natural and Urban Rhythms Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Oliver Beer, Arup, Copper Consultancy, L’Observatoire International, Penoyre & Prasad, Jennifer Tipton, and Transsolar.
Thames Nocturne Sam Jacob Studio and Simon Heijdens with Studio Dekka, Daisy Froud, Elliott Wood, Jackson Coles, and Professor John Tyrer.
A River Ain’t Too Much To Light Les Éclairagistes Associés (L.E.A.), ecqi ltd. and Federico Pietrella in association with GVA Lighting Europe Limited and ewo srl.
Current Leo Villareal with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Future\Pace. Atelier Ten, Beckett Rankine, Bradley Hemmings, Core Five, Futurecity, Greenwich +Docklands International Festival, MBNA Thames Clippers, Montagu Evans, Pentagram, and Price & Myers.
Winners are due to be announced in early December with work on the 17 bridges being completed in phases between 2018 and 2020.
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Product>outdoor lighting

When night falls, outdoor lighting can provide a sense of safety or romantic ambiance, or even change the design of an entire space. These innovative products offer endless applications.

LED Floodlights BEGA

The symmetrical light distribution of this product is ideal for illuminating squares, plazas, or other open areas. Additional single or twin adjustable, high-performance LED floodlights can be used to accentuate facades, trees, or other design elements. The fixtures are made of die-cast and extruded aluminum, available in four finishes.

Wiremold Outdoor Charging Station Legrand

The perfect solution for college and corporate campuses, as well as other highly trafficked public spaces, Wiremold stations include combinations of standard GFCI power outlets and USB outlets, in addition to LED lighting. The stations are available with device storage shelves and come in three standard finishes, with custom options.

Ipnos LED Outdoor Floor/Table Lamp FLOS

Part sculpture, part mood lighting, Ipnos is modeled after traditional paper lanterns. A top plate could easily be attached to the ultralight metal box to turn this lamp into a table.

EDGE Wet Pinnacle Architectural Lighting

Building off of EDGE Evolution, Pinnacle created EDGE Wet to offer a clean, slim design in an indoor-outdoor luminaire that could withstand the elements. EDGE Wet is available in three- and six-inch apertures in both direct and bi-directional light distributions.

Outsider Outdoor Floor Global Lighting

When designer Jacco Maris discovered 500 headlights salvaged from Russian tractors, he was inspired to create his original line of interior floor lamps, which has now been translated into an outdoor version, available in black, silver, and white aluminum.

Ashbery Robert A.M. Stern Architects for Landscape Forms

Robert A.M. Stern Architects was inspired by the archetypal gas lamps that illuminated America’s streets and parks in the era before electric lighting—not in an overtly romantic way but rather aiming to reinterpret their purposeful elegance for our own time, according to Daniel Lobitz, a partner at the firm. A separate LED element set with an open metal frame resembles a flame and casts beautiful, even light.

KicK Architectural Area Lighting

The award-winning KicK collection has been expanded to include mini sizes, including new wall-mount and bollard options. KicK’s unique design and fully shielded optical system make it the first angled luminaire capable of IES distributions without any uplight.

Steplights Collection CSL

Available in bronze, silver, or white finishes, these step lights are UL listed for wet locations and range in size from 2.5 to 6 inches to accommodate a variety of different spaces. For beachside applications, four of the nine styles have an amber-light option, making them sea turtle friendly.

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Roll & Hill lighting showroom, designed by architecture firm Husband Wife, opens in Soho

Brooklyn lighting company Roll & Hill is opening its first-ever showroom in Manhattan’s Soho district May 14. Together with architecture firm Husband Wife, with which the company previously partnered for its Euroluce stand in Milan, and designer Jason Miller, Roll & Hill created a space that reflected its boutique offerings. Founder Jason Miller established the company in 2010 to offer high-quality local craftsmanship (the factory is located in Sunset Park) to a mass audience—working with independent designers such as Lindsey Adelman, Fort Standard, Philippe Malouin, and Formafantasma. The showroom is meant to be a reflection of its luxury wares: “I think lighting often acts as a counterpoint to architecture. I have heard it described as ‘jewelry for the home,’ and I wanted to create an environment that would allow the lights to do just that,” said Miller.

To achieve this effect, the building was completely gutted and elegantly redone in white open spaces punctuated by simple fluted columns, oblong archways, delicate staircases, and gently curving walls. The 4,000-square-foot, four-story showroom opens with a first floor that functions like a traditional gallery (“Without the stuffiness,” Miller clarified), while the second floor is viewed as the “library floor” and the third floor “has a sexy ’70s vibe,” both with plush carpets and wood paneling, accompanied by exclusively designed furniture by Miller, Malouin, and Finn Juhl. “I was looking for a place…that felt intimate. I think it does exactly what I was hoping.”

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Product> It’s Lit: Sleek, Minimalist Lighting Design

These understated architectural lighting fixtures enhance any space both indoors and out. Minimalist design adds interest, without detracting from other elements. LED Pillar Luminaires Bega A new series of LED pendants featuring a velvet black housing finish and highly efficient LED source, the Pillar luminaires come in a choice of three interior metal paint finishes: aluminum, copper, and brass with three-ply, hand-blown opal glass that elegantly diffuses light. Slotlight LED II Zumtobel This collection of highly versatile lighting products allows a range of different lighting effects to be achieved in a space, all with a cohesive look. The design possibilities are endless, as all of the pieces can be customized in terms of length and light output. Razar LED Generation Bollard U.S. Architectural Lighting Available in single and twin head models, the Bollard design can be utilized to illuminate pathways and driveways as well as larger outdoor areas. It stands at 42 inches high in cast aluminum that is suitable for all environments. The fixture contains low drive currents and robust cooling fans that keep the surface temperature cool to the touch even after hours of operation. Stilo Targetti Perfect for highlighting walls and facades, the Stilo sconce, made of die-cast aluminum, is available in two styles. The flat configuration allows for a combination of effects including elliptical, asymmetrical, effect, and super-spot. Both styles have wattages that range from 11 watts to 33 watts. Kju Circle Selux Kju Circle comes in the option of a wall-mounted sconce or as a pendant with direct or direct-indirect lighting options. The opal covers allow for a diffused uniform illumination that can be used in corporate, hospitality, and retail scenarios. Adena Eklipse Architectural Lighting Available in two versions, single or square, the Adena fixture is ideal for highlighting products in retail and commercial spaces. The fixture length and stem height are made-to-measure, and several light shapes are offered with or without pixels.
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Product>Beauty and Brains: Lighting that checks all the boxes

These lighting fixtures are the best of both worlds—not only do they enhance the look of any environment, they also can be controlled with little to no effort. Circle of Light Flos A ceiling recessed aluminum ring of LED spotlights creates a luminous glow in open spaces. The Circle of light is offered in three diameters—300 millimeters, 600 millimeters, and 900 millimeters, which all offer a temperature of 2,700/3,000 kilowatts, 185/268 total lumen, and a CRI of 90/80. Adorne Beyond Beige Legrand One of the latest interior design trends has been a return to soft, neutral palettes. Legrand has expanded the color options for their wall plates to include six new earth tones that are available in 1- to 6-gang sizes, which support up to 12 functions. Wink Modular Lighting Instruments Designed by Couvreur.Devos, the name is a cheeky nod to the often-comical ways in which a wink can be interpreted. The semirecessed fixture offers a symmetrical or asymmetrical lighting effect, with a wall-wash option. It is available in white or a black-grained finish. Decora Digital Controls Leviton Equipped with Bluetooth technology, the digital controls can be paired with an app to dim lights as well as program-timed events that can automatically adjust for sunrise and sunset times as well as daylight saving time. There is no need for a hub, gateway, or internet connection as all functions can be controlled with the use of a smartphone, tablet, or optional remote. Parco Bollard Hess America With its sleek curved design, Parco provides uniform illumination for pathways up to 10 feet wide. The bollard satisfies IES-recommended light levels and uniformity requirements for use in urban and commercial settings as well as LEED lighting zones. Ivalo Aliante Sconce Lutron Inspired by nautical elements, the minimalist fixture is available in 4- and 5-foot options that can be used in both interior and exterior spaces. It is now available in a 3,000 kilowatt color temperature, which allows for a whiter light, in addition to the 2,700 kilowatt and 3,500 kilowatt options.
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Product> Shine Bright: Architectural Lighting

Advances in LED technology allow for brighter stars outdoors and perfect clarity within, while providing stylish points of interest. Nova Modular Suspension Edge Lighting The Nova Modular Suspension system is highly adaptable to any commercial or residential environment and can be configured in nearly any pattern because of its ability to run from 4 to 120 inches in 2.4-inch increments. It is compatible with a variety of connectors and is available in six color temperatures from 24 kilowatts to 57 kilowatts. Teardrop Glass Nathan Allan Glass Studios Teardrop architectural glass is the first “texture less” kiln formed glass of its kind. It provides more than adequate levels of opacity and privacy, while allowing ample streams of light to effectively brighten the office interiors. Eggboard Artemide This two-in-one piece won the iF product design award for 2016 and offers both a high number of low-voltage LEDs and sound-absorbing capabilities. It is available in two sizes and three colorways to fully adapt to the needs of each room. Hex Creative Systems Lighting Geometric shapes have been popular as of late and can easily be incorporated with this hexagonal fixture, which is available in two sizes and countless finishes. Constructed of a stamped aluminum housing with a molded acrylic lens, this dimmable wall and flush mount is also safe to use in damp or wet locations. Stellina Amerlux The Stellina fixture is made of a 1.5-inch-thick extruded aluminum housing and is available in a variety of customizable options including as a direct pendant, indirect pendant, or low fixture. Additionally it is available in a range of custom color finishes and can be equipped with integrated Enlighted Smart Sensors. Castor Bollard Luminaire Erco This sleek outdoor luminaire can project light either 180 degrees for pathways or a full 360 degrees for open areas and is available in two different sizes. The product’s special Dark Sky technology prevents light from being diffused above the intended area, cutting down on glare.