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Lightemotion Celebrates Ten Years Of International Success

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Article source: Lightemotion

Lightemotion Celebrates Ten Years Of International Success

One of North America’s pre-eminent lighting designers celebrates a decade of illuminating prestigious buildings, exhibits and events around the world.

2012 represents an important milestone for Lightemotion and its founder François Roupinian. It marks the first decade of the studio’s existence and signals ten years in which Roupinian’s brand of exciting lighting design has become known around the world. Lightemotion’s signature style has given it an international reputation through its work on major projects in Canada, Europe, the United States, Asia, and the Middle East.

 

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Ten Years of Globe Trotting

Founded in 2002, Lightemotion’s origins are in the field of the performing arts and multimedia. The company has since expanded into other fields of expertise, such as architectural and museum lighting.

Roupinian has surrounded himself with a multidisciplinary and multicultural team that can manage projects in five languages. The scope of the company’s work is broad, including lighting plans for exhibitions (Museum of Strasbourg, National Museum of Singapore and the country’s national Library), as well as cabarets (at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas) and casinos such as the Revel Casino in Atlantic City (designer, Scéno Plus), which is due to be completed in 2012.

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“We began with the event centres at the Revel Casino Resort but were soon commissioned to illuminate the casino itself and numerous other public spaces (designer, Scéno Plus), too,” says Roupinian. “This is currently one of the largest new build projects on the East Coast and we are being asked to design lighting for truly immersive environments throughout.”

Recently Lightemotion put its architectural lighting signature on the new Ajax Experience museum *, in recognition of AFC Ajax football club (architecture, Sid Lee, designer, gsmprjct) in Amsterdam; the Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile of Torino and the Wine Museum of Barolo in Italy; plus, the Auckland War Memorial Museum, marking its 80th anniversary. The Montreal studio also created the dramatic lighting design for the Canada Pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai and the Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archeology traveling exhibit.

 

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From flair to facilitation

Roupinian began designing lighting in the performance arts around 25 years ago. His flair for illuminating performance environments soon evolved into other types of lighting designs, firstly within exhibits, then interiors and on to lighting entire buildings.

“At Lightemotion we have a passion for light and an artistic vision that speaks for itself in our designs,” says Roupinian. “We are a diverse group of professionals with multiple talents and when we illuminate a building our main objective is to transcend convention and bring it to life, articulating form and reinforcing the brand in a dynamic way.”

However, Roupinian believes that artistic flair is just one part of the success he has achieved to date. He cites the process and methodology used as big factors in completing projects to the client’s satisfaction. Clients want to be wowed but they also want to be sure that they are working with a professional team, believes Roupinian: Lightemotion has a 98% customer retention rate.

 

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Returning to Canada

In Canada, recent projects at the Cinémathèque Québecoise, the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, the interior of the Place des Arts and the church of St-John the Evangelist brought recognition to Roupinian in his hometown of Montreal. And, with new commissions such as the Cosmodôme Space Science Center, The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton and Montreal’s Complexe Desjardins, which will be opening in 2012, Lightemotion will become even more widely known in Canada.

“I’m very proud that we are participating in rejuvenation the Complexe Desjardins,” says Roupinian. “It’s a city institution, a place that everyone knows, and, we are giving it a new lease of life by designing a custom light fixture that creates a new dynamically lit environment.” Using LEDs, Lightemotion drastically reduces the energy requirements of the centre, while also creating a color-change effect that brings to life the space and the experience of those within it.”

 

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“With these projects, we are ecstatic to have the opportunity of showcasing our expertise here in Canada,” says Roupinian. “Place des Arts and Complexe Desjardins are at the centre of Montreal culture, while the Cosmodôme will be a national tourist attraction. We hope that these signature projects will be enjoyed by visitors for years to come.”

As Lightemotion moves into its second decade, Roupinian takes with him an evermore diverse portfolio. Canada’s one of the premier lighting designers anticipates new challenges and continuing to work both nationally and internationally on projects ranging from exterior and interior designs for museums, hotels, restaurants, religious buildings and public spaces to traveling exhibitions and theater performances.

“Every project presents its own set of challenges and we look forward to them all,” says Roupinian.

For more information: www.lightemotion.ca

 

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Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, North Carolina by Brooks + Scarpa Architects (designed with Rhino and AutoCAD)

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Located in Raleigh’s revitalizing Historic Depot District, an unlikely butterfly has emerged from its decades-long cocoon. The historic 1910 two-story brick structure built for Allen Forge & Welding Company and enlarged around 1927 for the Brogden Produce Company — and more recently home to longtime occupant Cal-Tone Paints — has emerged from its asbestos clad sheathing into a new incarnation as the home of Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum (CAM).

Image Courtesy John Edward Linden

  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa, Clearscapes
  • Project: Contemporary Art Museum (CAM)
  • Location: 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh, NC, 27603
  • Client: Contemporary Art Museum
  • Total Square Footage: 22,300 SF (900 SF new entry lobby)
  • Opened: December 2010
  • Project Cost: $5,800,000
  • Software used: AutoCAD for drawings, and Rhino for 3D renderings

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Hakawati – House of art and culture in Beirut, Lebanon by Ooze Architects

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Article source: Ooze Architects

Before the appearance and the diffusion of cinemas and of mass media the Hakawati was the main form of entertainment in Arabic-speaking countries and most notably in Lebanon. The Hakawati was a storyteller who thrilled his audience with a story. He was the spontaneous messenger moving throughout the city, a key-figure in stimulating social cohesion and in activating a public space for all.

Exterior Finale

  • Architects: Ooze Architects
  • Project: Hakawati – House of art and culture
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Areas: 16 000m2
  • Budget: 20 M EUR
  • Client: Ministry of Culture – Sultan of Oman
  • Team: Eva Pfannes – Ooze, Sylvain Hartenberg – Ooze, Florian de Visser –  Assistant Ooze, Omaya Malaeb – Assistant Ooze Beirut, Andre Chedid – Assistant Ooze Beirut, Alice Grégoire – Assistant Ooze,
  • CULTURAL PRODUCER: Lucia Babina iStrike
  • STRUCTURE: ABT – Ronald Wenting
  • SOCIOLOGIST: Prof. Samir Khalaf – Beirut
  • SUPPORT : BKVB – FONDS
  • DATE: Competition /  01- 2009

 

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Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah by BIG

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Article source: BIG

In approaching the design for the new Kimball Art Center, we found great inspiration in the urban development of Park City, the Kimball site, and the city’s mining heritage. We feel the form of the new Kimball Art Center emerges where these rich stories overlap.

Rendering 01

  • Architect: BIG
  • Name of Project: Kimball Art Center
  • Location: Park City, Utah, USA
  • Client: Kimball Art Center
  • Size: 2.800 m2, 30.000 sf
  • Collaborators: Nexus Architects, Dunn Associates, Van Boerum & Frank Associates, and Envision Engineering
  • Partner in charge: Bjarke Ingels
  • Project leader: Leon Rost
  • Team members: Terrence Chew, Suemin Jeon, Chris Falla, Andreia Teixeira, Ho Kyung Lee

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Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno, Czech Republic by CHYBIK+KRISTOF Associated Architects

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Article source: CHYBIK+KRISTOF Associated Architects

The project is based on the idea of maximal respect to the character of the park’s locality in  the city centre for which it is designed. It is a complex of separate pavilions based on the floor  plan of the existing build-up area of provisional assembled buildings, so-called likusáks. The  concept of the project presupposes an interaction between education, culture and the public.  Its realisation will significantly contribute to revitalise the neglected eastern part of the park  on Kraví hora. The exclusively located area offers only a commercial use of the provisional  built-up area, and even though it is situated in the wider city centre, it has not undergone a  process of revitalisation yet. The joyless nature of the area with decrepit temporary objects  contrasts dramatically with the surrounds of Kraví hora, being architectonically and socially  highly attractive.

Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology

  • Architects: CHYBIK+KRISTOF Associated Architects
  • Project:Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology
  • Location: Brno, Czech republic
  • Team: CHYBIK+KRISTOF ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS, Ivan Ruller and Ondrej Stehlik
  • Use: University and creative incubator
  • Site Area: 48 000 m2
  • Project year: 2011
  • Type: Commision

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Färgfabriken Kunsthalle in Liljeholmen, Stockholm by Petra Gipp Arkitektur (designed using ArchiCAD)

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Article source: Petra Gipp Arkitektur

In the land marked industrial building dating from the last turn of century there are imprints of different eras. It can be compared to an archive layers of time. The building has served as ammunition factory, paint factory and presently as kunsthalle for contemporary art and architecture. The kunsthalle lies in an area with heavy, superannuated industrial buildings, more or less degenerated. This is a landscape that has been left, that is waiting to be demolished and integrated with the surrounding city. Until then, this place lives on its own terms.

Image Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: Petra Gipp Arkitektur
  • Project: Färgfabriken Kunsthalle
  • Location: Liljeholmen, Stockholm
  • Collaborators: Petra Gipp, Maria Videgrd, Malin Heyman and Kalle Hjalmarsson
  • In cooperation with 1.2:3 and Kristoffer Sundin
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Contractor: Fasadkultur Produktion AB
  • Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman
  • Project year: 2009 2011
  • Project area: 2 400 sqm
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Tenerife Centre of Dramatic Arts in Spain by gpy arquitectos

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Article source: gpy arquitectos

This Centre of the Dramatic Arts presents itself to the city as a platform, as an urban stage with the city and landscape as backdrop.

The interior roofed patio, generated by a three-dimensional folding of the wooden surface of the roof, is conceived as a scenic box that opens up towards the city and affirms itself as the building’s spatial reference point, a place for relationships and interchange.

 

General View (Main Terrace) (Images Courtesy Efraín Pintos)

  • Architect: gpy arquitectos – Juan Antonio González Pérez, Urbano Yanes Tuña
  • Name of Project: Tenerife Centre of Dramatic Arts
  • Location: El Ramonal, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Spain
  • Collaboration: Félix Perera Pérez,Gustavo García Báez, Constanze Sixt, Architects
  • Structural Engineering: Martínez Segovia, Fernández, Pallas y Asociados
  • Photographs: Teresa Arozena, Miguel de Guzmán, Roland Halbe,  Efraín Pintos, Joaquín Ponce de León
  • Sofwtare used: Mainly designed by hand; a small part by AutoCAD

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La Gaîté Lyrique in Paris, France by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Article source: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

Re-structuring an old theatre of the 19th century in the heart of Paris to turn it into an interactive platform for 21st century music and arts poses a number of difficult problems. To sum them up we have conceived of a place that could cater to all the artistic activities of today, a place open to public visits but that was also a working studio where artists could actually create, produce and present.

Image Courtesy Philippe Ruault

  • Architects: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
  • Project: La Gaîté Lyrique
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Surface: 9.500 sqm, 5 levels open to the public and 2 private levels (where there are work spaces reserved to the artists). A total capacity of 1.400 peoples. The facade, the lobby and the historic foyer are originals (1862) and where restaurated. All other places were rebuild.
  • Big room: 300 seating places / 750 standing places, adjustable stage: multiple heights, configuration and surfaces; 46 independent screens spread out over the 4 sides of the room for total immersion of the audience.
  • Software used: a number of architectural and graphic design software programs, but for the most part the architects work with AutoCad

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Shelburne Museum, Center for Art and Education in Vermont by Ann Beha Architects

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Article source: Ann Beha Architects

Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont is one of North America’s finest, most diverse and unconventional museums of art, design and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds.

Exterior Rendering

  • Architects: Ann Beha Architects
  • Project: Shelburne Museum, Center for Art and Education
  • Location: Shelburne, Vermont

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Architecture Studio in Comerc St, Spain by B mes R 29 Arquitectes SLP

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

The starting space for this interior reform project is a rectangle of approximate twenty meters long and eight meters wide, compartmentalizing into three main spaces in facade and various internal units that occupy the central space.

Architecture Studio

  • Architects:B mes R 29 Arquitectes SLP
  • Project: Architecture Studio
  • Location: Comerc St, 38, ENT. 4a Lleida, Spain
  • Promoter: B mes R 29 Arquitectes SLP
  • Builder: B mes R 29 Arquitectes SLP

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