Integration of lighting into the built environment

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Integration of lighting into the built environment

Post by Zelandeth » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:56 pm

Meant to post this a while ago, but kept forgetting until this evening.

Something I noticed a few years ago when I was in Birmingham on a business trip upon my exit from New St railway station was a collection of rather odd coloured markings on the footpath - which when followed proceeded to wind their way around a corner - and up along the back of a street lighting column. Wandering down the street I found several more of these.

Pointless, and I'm not a fan of the lanterns themselves, but it does look quite cool I thought.

Has anyone else got any good examples of areas where an effort has been made to incorporate the lighting into the built landscape itself?

The columns and footpaths in question around New St Station can be seen here:

I'd never seen anything quite like this before, so thought it might be an interesting one to share.

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Re: Integration of lighting into the built environment

Post by Ash » Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:32 pm

There is a war memorial in a town in Israel with such built in lighting in several places (built in about 1980, now derelict)

Have a complete album for it in LG - see everything labeled "Tsfat park" ... album=2070

In the Technion institute there is a zigzag footpath (along the line of diagonal parking for cars) with incandescent "diagonal can" in every crease of it. I last seenit in 2008 and it was derelict. Original construction i think from 60s or 70s - can redraw from memory if you ask

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