PLANNING AND DESIGN
Each project is run by a team made up of at least one lighting consultant, an architect, and if necessary a product designer. During the creation of a lighting concept, which will become an integral part of the architectural project, we focus on the lighting requirements, the integration of the lighting concept into the architectural concept its self, the energy efficiency of the design, and on the practical questions of maintenance and durability of the lighting effects.
This is an integral part in the success of an architectural lighting project. A good coordination between the client, the architect, the interior designer, the M+E consultants, the contractors, the lighting fixture manufacturers, and the lighting design team is an integral part of a well-managed project. The coordination is most important for the verification and approbation of all integration and manufacturing details, as it will ensure that the lighting effects are not compromised during the construction phases. The coordination is all the more important for international projects.
The lighting equipment is specified for each project, the fixtures are selected for the lighting effect created, its compatibility in terms of design, but also for the availability and budget compatibility. The fixture specification pages contain all the information required for a full understanding of the light fixture by all the different people that are involved in the project. The specification pages include a description of the light fixture, the product reference, and contact details of the manufacturer or the distributor, the technical specification of the lamp (°K + CRI) that are to be used, the colour of the fixture, the installation method and location of the fixture, all specific accessories that are required, along with the references to specific architectural integration details, together with all other information that may be required for the correct ordering of the light fixtures.
Integration details are compiled to show how each fixture is to be integrated into the architecture for specific details or as and when required. Specific manufacturing details for a specific adaptation of a standard fixture are also drawn up as and when required.
Total electrical loadings per lighting zone and by level are compiled, the lighting control methods are also given. This information is compiled in the main for the other consultants (electrical, air conditioning, and ventilation) so they can develop the best solution for the electrical supply, the lighting control system’s position, the air conditioning and ventilation of spaces within the architectural project. The listing are also used by the contractor for the design of the electrical layouts and for the manufacturers as a fabrication and delivery planning.
Throughout the design phases of the project, the client is provided with budget information regarding the equipement and installation costs of the lighting. This will allow the client to maintain a complete budgetary over view on the advancement of the project throughout its evolution. Our intention is to keep the client aware of throughout the project.