Large lighting projects are tough cookies to get right, but when done properly can achieve a mesmerizing effect. In that case of castles, museums and galleries, one can frame the picture of the often outstanding architectural work in the evening or add to the general decorum indoors and that’s why today is all about lighting on a big scale! Forget kitchen halogen strip lights for the minute and get involved in lighting on a regal scale…
Located in the heart of the Austrian capital, the Vienna opera house looms impressively above the street dwellers below. Magically lit to ensure a complete take in of an awesome spectacle, the definition of the architectural work allows one to really appreciate every nook and cranny of the design.
Sat on the edge of museum island, this museum sits on the re-joining point of the river spree and was once home to German royalty. Nowadays the museum displays a historical display of German artistic work. The light reflected by the river helps the buildings glow to be severely intensified and, again, we see all features of the façades, dome and windows highlighted to create those fabulous contrasts of light and shadow you can only admire on such a building.
The Palais Liechtenstein in Vienna was completed in the early 18th century and, at the time, was the first significant high-baroque building. It’s all the more important in such time-honoured and generally protected historical monuments to find the right lighting: the magnificent rooms are wonderfully lit, allowing the bold and regal colours to do their work and impress.
In the old city palace, 2,000 light bulbs have been replaced with modern, energy-saving LEDs. Alone in this gilded zinc chandelier in the ballroom are needed 267 lights, allowing the light to highlight and intensify the the baroque style.
The Palais Epstein, also located in Vienna, was built in the late 19th century in historicism style. Especially for this ballroom, developed by the experts podpod design, a contemporary yet historic atmosphere is helped by these ceiling and wall mounted lights.
This is the Chinese grand theatre, designed by Conceptlicht GmbH, with exterior lighting made up entirely of LEDs that integrate with the glass and aluminium façades. The building was designed GMP Architects, who also designed some of the world cup stadiums in Brazil.
And if you want to see more stadium action from Brazil, take a look at our ideabook on them here.
Otherwise take a look at some awesome architecture from Jürgen Mayer H.