Sensible Public Lighting

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Mission The CLU Foundation bestowed on itself the goal of encouraging young designers to develop innovative lighting concepts for exterior public spaces. To achieve this and serve its purpose, the CLU Foundation hatched the plans for a creative competition that it holds annually since then, attributing grants to numerous projects based on their merit. Objectives The CLU Foundation aims excellence by encouraging conscious integration of the plastic quality of the products, technical advancements in exterior lighting and environmental respect. Board Members Members of the CLU Foundation share a vision for the future: to open the CLU Foundation to the world and to encourage the industry’s next generation to question issues that require more than developing a product as a solution; we encourage the development of global solutions that link humans to their environment, thanks to light. M. Mathieu Casavant, M. Faber Cayouette, M. Jonathan Hardy, M. Daniel Lefebvre, M. Patrick Morand, M. Guy Moreau, M. Ernesto Quintana, Mme MarieClaude Robert, Mme Genevive Rocheleau, Mme Pascale Savard

sponsor

http://www.lumec.com/company/fondation_clu_summary.html

fondation concept lumière urbaine (clu): foundation description

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2010-2011 EDITION THEME : LIGHT IT FOR HUMANITY The Context The need for public lighting is constantly evolving on the planet and follows the phenomenon of urban development. If, in 1800, only 2% of the world population lived in urban areas, today, the urban population equals and will soon exceed the rural population in the world. If, until the mid-twentieth century, the majority of the world’s urban population was concentrated in developed areas of North America and Europe, urban growth has now shifted to development areas. You should know that by 2030, over 80% of the global urban population is expected to be concentrated in Asia, Africa as well as in Latin America and the Caribbean. Where can we find users of street lighting? Today, the majority of the world’s urban population resides in small and medium towns and most city dwellers live in smaller cities. About 16% of city dwellers live in cities of more than 5 million inhabitants. An important data indicates that in 2007, over 30% of the world’s urban population - 1 billion people - lived in shanty towns, 90% of them located in development areas. These findings indicate that one out of three city dweller lives in a shanty town. More and more frequently, natural disasters disrupt entire, and often densely populated, regions; populations see their infrastructure destroyed and must live through a lengthy rebuilding process. These people

CLU 2009-2010: 1ER PRIX

CLU 2009-2010: 2E PRIX

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fondation concept lumière urbaine (clu): grant description

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activities. Let’s not forget that the most heavily populated areas are located in the warmer regions of the planet; where people live a lot at night when the temperature is milder. For all those people devoid of a reliable source of energy and light, lighting can ensure wealth for all The Contest With this contest, the CLU Foundation wishes to give new meaning to public lighting and provoke the emergence of sensitivity to the need of mankind to benefit from the available light, to share and take ownership. The boundary between street lighting and the user can disappear to become the service point of luminous energy to the whole community. Public lighting is a response to the needs of human beings, and your solutions will be the answer. The challenge this year is to design lighting solutions that can be shared and meet the most daring expectations: - A central gathering point - A Source and connection accessible to the entire community - A Realization that supports the vitality of social exchange - A viable alternative to the use of other fuels (gasoline, wood, etc.). - An economical design with regard to materials and components (3R), that is also aesthetically and culturally meaningful

CLU 2009-2010: 3E PRIX EX-AEQUO

CLU 2009-2010: 3E PRIX EX-AEQUO

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then have to rely on public lighting as a light source for their safety, their economic lives and their collective

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Date for submission: May 2nd, 2011 Jury Session: May 25th, 2011 Laureates Announcement: June 2nd, 2011 Evaluation criteria ESTHETIC MERIT Object in general; proportions (global quality); Materials, innovation and assembling details; Form versus function; Color, rendering and image or marketing impact TECHNOLOGICAL MERIT Object in general; form versus technology; Functionnality and handling methods; Challenge and fabrication solution; Technical mechanical and instructional innovations. ENVIRONMENTAL MERIT Solutions integrating environmental sensibility, functionality and respect of natural habitats; Autonomy or low energy consumption; A strive to reduce lighting pollution integrating the “dark sky” norms; LEED project or a preoccupation to recycling and/or use of non-polluting components. THEORETICAL MERIT Originality of the subject; Historical value and bibliographical research; Writing quality and educational approach; Practical application.

CLU 2009-2010: MENTION ESTHÉTIQUE

CLU 2009-2010: FINALISTE

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Schedule Launch of the 2010-2011 Edition: Januray 10th, 2011

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design research
http://www.flickr.com/photos/twiga_swala/2299138533/

public lighting
Bonfire In the ancient time, public lighting was a bonfire. Bonfire is a centerpiece for a gathering space as well as a vehicle for ceremonies, rituals and event.

kalahari bushmen traditional dance
Beacon As the society grew larger and the territory extended to great distances, public lighting became a beacon. Signal fire is the means for communicating between distant settlements and a lighthouse is the instrument for guiding the sailors traveling the dark oceans.

Tybee Island lighthouse

http://www.ourlatestvacation.com/tybee/lighthouse2.jpg

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Birth Street Lights The advancement of technology and the development of urban environment made possible the birth of street lights.

Self-regulating arc lamp, w.Staite/w.Petrie, 1847 Moonlight tower, San Jose,1881
Urban Infrastructure In modern towns and cities, public lighting is one of the key elements of urban infrastructure. It is an integral part of the urban fabric, preventing accidents and increasing public safety. http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2009/03/as_ann_arbor_observes_earth_ho.html

Photo by Lynn Monson, The Ann Arbor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Staite-Petrie_Lamp_1847.png http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SanJoseArcLightTower1881.jpg

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design research Concepts
Motion Overlay of movement and time

Nude Descending A Staircase N0.2, Duchamp, 1912 Duchamp walking down stairs, Eliot Elisofon, 1953

Aggregation/ Field Aggregation of smaller parts as the overall physical manifestation of the project

Chris Burden’s Urban Light

http://c-monster.net/blog1/tag/chris-burden/

http://blanchardmodernart.blogspot.com/2010/10/marcel-duchampand-surrealism.html http://bob520.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/marcel-duchamp/

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Particle System The term particle system refers to a computer graphics technique to simulate certain fuzzy phenomena. Examples: fire, explosions, smoke, moving water, sparks, falling leaves, clouds, fog, snow, dust, meteor tails, hair, fur, grass, or abstract visual effects like glowing trails, magic spells, etc.

STEREO’s First View of the Sun, Dec. 4, 2006
Campfire Reyner Banham, in his introduction to the book, The Architecture of the Well-tempered Environment, compares the substantial architectures erected from inert material structures with what can be defined as the architecture of campfire with dynamic boundary condition and negotiable characteristics based on the changes in the context.

The Architecture of the Well-tempered Environment

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_736.html

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design research relevant projects liquid space
Aggregation of elements and its reflective quality creates an ephemeral appearance.

liquid space by ross lovegrove NOVA
3 dimensional display using a matrix of LEDs creates a volume of light.

NOVA by ETH Zurich

http://www.nova.ethz.ch/index.php

http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/4892/design-miami08-swarovski-crystal-palace-liquid-space-by-ross-lovegrove.html

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Horse with no Shadow
http://www.makototojiki.com/horse.html 3 dimensional sculpture using LEDs creates an nonphysical characteristic.

Horse with No Shadow, Makoto Tojiki Light Shower
A light projected to a field of diffusing elements creates a phantasmic atmosphere.

LIGHT SHOWER By Bruce Munro

http://www.lightshower.co.uk//

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design research concept
Flyfire A large number of self-organizing micro helicopters containing LEDs become a pixels that can become a 3 dimensional display in motion.

Flyfire, SENSEable City Laboratory
Field of Light A field of LED embedded objects juxtaposed with the environment.

field of light, bruce munro

http://www.brucemunro.co.uk/field.asp

http://senseable.mit.edu/flyfire/

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Sky Ear, Osman Hague
Ocean of Light A field of LED strips are suspended from above creating a dramatic effect. http://www.interactivearchitecture.org/ocean-of-light-squidsoup.html

Ocean of Light, Squidsoup

http://www.haque.co.uk/skyear.php

Sky Ear LEDs are incorporated into a group of helium filled balloons that are floating in the air.

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design research
http://www.flickr.com/photos/twiga_swala/2299138533/

concept
Concept Public lighting that can become: A gathering space for events A beacon for communication And an infrastructure for public safety…

kalahari bushmen traditional dance
Interactivity The proposed public lighting responds to the number and proximity of the pedestrians - The embedded camera detects the distance and density of the people around - As the distance and number of people increases, the light becomes brighter - When the density and proximity of people reach a certain point, the center of the light comes down to the ground level creating a ‘bonfire’ for the gathering space - When there are not a lot of people nearby, the center of the light goes up acting more like a light pole(beacon, guide) - More people more light, less people less light

Tybee Island lighthouse

http://www.ourlatestvacation.com/tybee/lighthouse2.jpg

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Communication The color of the lighting responds to the public awareness on “Safety” - Crowdsensing: The public awareness data(keyword search) regarding ‘safety’ is collected utilizing the Twitter API as source of information. - When the awareness heightens the light becomes brighter and/or change red.

Self-regulating arc lamp, w.Staite/w.Petrie, 1847 Moonlight tower, San Jose,1881
Personalization Individual person or a group can request a specific action or event lighting via text message - When you feel unsafe walking the street alone you can text message to the lighting to brighten up the street - The proposed lighting can become a customized lighting for a special event or ceremony

Image Caption

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yggg/2749280776/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Staite-Petrie_Lamp_1847.png http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SanJoseArcLightTower1881.jpg

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