The new year is only days old, and already it's looking like a time of change in lighting. New codes and regulations, combined with the exploding evolution of lighting technology, are redefining some parameters of design.
In this issue, we are featuring two important lighting topics: the challenge of heritage buildings, and codes & regulations.
Your comments are welcome. Tell us about a lighting topic that interests you.
|Deborah Gottesman, P.Eng., MBA, LC|
Breaking Down Barriers
The John Street Roundhouse
Heritage projects are often perceived to be constrained by 'one for one replacements'. Here's how we went beyond interventional limitations with The John Street Roundhouse, a locomotive facility built by Canadian Pacific Railway in the heart of Toronto in 1929.
The Challenge - How to illuminate historic structures to bring presence to the park, given restrictions from adding poles or mounting to the roundhouse building.
Our Response - Using the building as a black canvas, rhythmic lighting creates a presence with no building intervention.
Award Winning Results - A respectful, artistic lighting response that "cleverly evokes the wheel of a steam train - spokes and all" (LD+A) transcended the originating design problems.