Light + Building Frankfurt 2018

With the below photos, I’m going to provide an insight to the Frankfurt Light + Building Trade Fair.

Same as last year, there were plenty of visitors on the first day already.

Be prepared to the large amount of halls and long time you need to commute between them from A to B. Keep you wish-list on hand and do some research on the exhibitor before you want to approach them.

On my wish-list, there were only the new exhibitor’s award winning lighting fixtures since I was attending only the first day.  Here it is:

  1. Pong lamp ( by Nyta)
  2. COS (by Konead Weinhuber Design GmbH) : the staff was very friendly here and explained many things about their innovation and new lamp called COS. COS lamp’s position is adjustable vertically and horizontally  and even its color temperature can be changed to warmer or cooler. The price for the 3 lamps model around 2.200 Euro.
    Image source: http://www.komot-design.de

    The SPIN lamp by Konead Weinhuber Design GmbH

    Image source: http://architonic.com
  3. Lighting Passion 4 wood has the following solution for the shades made of wood veneer sheet. I’ve found it unique in a way and stylish too.

    Company website: http://www.passion4wood.be
  4. Mosaic LED pane (volatiles lighting GmbH) : This looked disappointing in real life since the LED lights were clearly visible which resulted to a ‘pixelated’ look
  5. Accidentally I came across with the booth of Patinas Lámpa Kft.  Their products have an art-deco style which goes well in theatres or restaurant. Interestingly all lamps have had the  ‘handmade’ label on it.

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Looking back at Light + Building Fair 2016

Since I will attend the Light + Building Fair Tomorrow in Frankfurt, now, I look back at the event I attanded in 2016.

The Light+Building 2016 trade fair in Frankfurt Messe was accompanied by the 8th Luminale Lighting Culture Biennale. This event is unique because it is organised for both experts and the non-professional public.

I’ve arrived at around 2 pm on 15th March to Messe Frankfurt. [I’ve spent there only a half a day only]. Since the building complex of the Messe is constituted of at least 11 large halls on a huge area, there was easier to stay in one conference room for the whole afternoon and not to spent much time with moving to different halls.

I attended on three presentations organised by the Federation of International Lighting Designers (FILD). This, one day event, titled by ‘Seeing light, Understanding light!’ , was about emotions, moods and wellbeing influenced by lighting. To understand the relationship between humans and the light, first of all, professionals need to understand how light works, then, this knowledge can be integrated into our design work.

First presentation was about ‘ Buildings and spaces defined by luminance’ and held by Frank Vetter from Munich.

About the second one: ‘Light and emotions’ , held by Reinhard Vedder.

Here are the design work of Mr. Vedder which was presented on the conference:

1 ) ALLIANZ Arena, Munich

Image source: https://allianzdeutschland.de

The arena facade is constructed of 2,874 ETFE-foil air panels… The panels are lit for each game with the colours of the respective home team—red for Bayern Munich, blue for TSV and white for the German national football team. White is also used when the stadium is a neutral venue, like the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final. Other colours or multicolour or interchanging lighting schemes are theoretically possible.

With electricity costs for the light of about 50 Euros (75 USD) per hour only, the construction evolved such luminosity that in clear nights the stadium can easily be spotted even from Austrian mountain tops, e.g. from a distance of 50 miles (80 km). (Source wikipedia)

2) Molecular Imaging center, Abu Dhabi:

Image source: https://www.clevelandclinicabudhabi.ae

 

Mr. Vedder was also speaking about the importance of the lighting quality. He also explained why online shopping is still not as popular. Consumers go into shops where they see products in natural like lighting. The most popular effect is the snow white with the warm touch of the morning sun.

The third presentation, titled: “Back to the Future” ,  was about lighting of public places in cities. Focused more on the incorrect lighting solution in Dresden.

As an example, Mr. O’Brien showed his design work for the market place in Freiberg:

Image source: http://www.ruairiobrien.de/

My photos from the 2016 event:

One shared house 2030: Co-living by IKEA

I’ve completed this survey recently about people needs who are considering co-living.

I personally don’t want to do that type of co-living what the survey suggests but it was still interesting to learn from design perspective what other people found important for themselves. You will see the percentage for the already given answers from others after you give your take for the question.

The above image shows my vision about a suburban housing development. It would be ideal for couples and families with young children. It has shared common rooms, kitchens. The modular blocks can be added or removed to adjust to actual needs. When I was first thinking about the items or services I would share with others , these three came into my mind:
– shared child-care and,
– library (or public book shelves)
– appliances

Of course, there will be even more on my final list…

Real wood

Selecting the fitting material for our design is not trivial. I’ve made a DIY project recently when I worked with wooden parts and assembled a simple shoe cabinet.

The purpose of sharing these images is not to showcase a unique piece of furniture. It’s rather to put this good experience in my diary and serve as an inspiration for You! In the end of the day, anything which have your fingerprint on it, will be unique 🙂

I kept the design simple in order to be able to make it with the basic tools I have. As a result, I’ve got a well functioning shoe stand which is quite hidden in a wall niche. For the joints, I could use screws which are hidden by the wall but of course not suitable for a freestanding cabinet.

Unfortunately, with such basic tools, I won’t be able to maintain the required precision. This would have changed the design at the beginning to avoid that one shoe holder stick gets shorter than the other and make it difficult to assemble.

It was a good fun to work on it and switch off the laptop for a short while 🙂

 

Gothic monument reconstructed in 3D


This gothic fountain is the masterpiece of the Basel based craftsman, Konrad Lux, built in 1494. The original statue is located in the historical museum and this one is only a copy of the original one.
The first section shows the original footage, I made with my mobile phone.
The next section of the video is about the reconstruction in 3D. Of course the quality of the polygonal model is just as good as the original footage is.


Here is a video about the material editing and finally the rendering.

Something new, something old and a surprise!

What’s new?
Cinema 4D R19 first shipping day is Today!
Among the new features, the GPU renderer: ProRender which will be developed further for the next release!

Surprise: ArchiCAD 21 Beta Test Award
Old: look at the 3D model at the background

Bank project – retro style goes well for Budapest

I’ve shared the work in progress photos about the Bank project earlier in January.

Now, I publish a few pictures which were taken by Norbert Baranyi after the project was finished.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Before – After images:

 

 

Interior design by Eszter Kallai

Lamp experimentation

Lamp shade form-finding from Eszter Kallai on Vimeo.

This lamp shade can be easily folded into a flat shape, therefore it's easy to carry when moving to a new place.
The base of this lamp can be changed to anything else which can hold the metal upper part which consist of metal rings which hold the chain.
The video is made for finding the form which fits the best.

Wall Paint and feature wall in Bank project

Komlo - beige wall paint

I have to make a decision on the wall paint color. The current state of the wall is saddening. The previous owner was smoking inside and I got these distressed walls I have to work with.

I would like to have some professionally made distressed vintage wall here, but the future tenant would not live with it for a long time since it’s not a light and sunlit place anyway due to its north facing windows.

The color choice is made by creating these renderings with multiple colors. I agree with the advice to not to paint the wall white if the room is not sunlit:

I will go for the following rustic tone (Polifarbe – komlo color) : beige color. It will make the room cozy since it is only 20 m2.

beige wall paint color

 

 

 

The wall paper used for the feature wall which is visible immediately when someone enters the apartment:

Faro wallpaper