The Quarter 4 issue of Lighting in Design is packed with lighting products, projects and news. Here are a few of the highlights:
A new way of lighting for a new retail experience
Opened on 1st August in Rosebank Mall, Johannesburg, SOKO District is a retail space which is home to multiple brands, all individually owned and run. A modular lighting system provides the flexibility needed for each brand to set itself apart.
Custom lighting for unique restaurant
By exploring the form and graphics of the building, LYT Architecture have added depth which is enriched by the constant views at The Highline Restaurant in Johannesburg. With custom lighting and graphics to make the space feel dynamic and alive, it is a space that engages guests from every angle.
School in informal settlement a shining light for community
Funded by a non-profit run by a prominent building-supplies company in South Africa, this four-classroom primary school in Mayfair West serves students from the nearby Slovo Park informal settlement in Johannesburg and acts as glowing beacon for the community.
Contemporary micro-apartments which ‘glow’
Uxolo Apartments is the first completed micro-unit residential development located in the Cape Town CBD. A façade of glass bricks not only lets in natural light, but also acts as a window into the world of the residents, emanating the interior lighting to the outside.
Lighting recommendations for hospitality projects
Lighting plays a significant role in setting the mood and atmosphere in an establishment, whether it be a restaurant, hotel, resort or casino. There is no single formula to abide by or a ‘one size fits all’ approach. It is important to create a careful balance between style, simplicity, functionality, and energy efficiency.
Lighting design for healthcare
Lighting affects all aspects of the human experience and if used effectively in the healthcare environment can enhance patients’ experience and play a key role in healing.