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Still roaming around Far East, our Magazine is glad to introduce Nipek, architectural lighting design studio based in Singapore. This August they finished a project in Hokkaido, Japan. Please find more information below:

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The special lighting installation takes place every summer in Nakashibetsu town in Hokkaido, Japan. The goal of the project is to create an entertaining experience for the residents around the areas as well as to attract visitors from outside during the summer festival.

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The venue is a park with a small river and a sunken plaza surrounded by seating areas and slopes.

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Taking full advantage of the topographic characteristics, the two special lighting features have been designed.

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Aurora Waterfall’ is a dynamic lighting reflected in running water of the river.

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Luminous Field’ surrounds visitors in mixture of blue and white.

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Have a look also at the video of the project.

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Light Fixtures used :
1. LED linear flood light for ‘Aurora waterfall’, RGB LED 36W x 13 fixture, DMX control (Color Kinetics iPlayer3)
(The linear flood lights are used to shine towards the river surface and illuminate the wall with reflected lighting from the water.)

2. Net LED light for ‘Luminous Field’, Blue & White LED 3.5w/sqm, total 186sqm, Timer ON/OFF control (Net LEDs covered the grass and terraced benches around the sunken plaza)

3. String LED light for ‘Aurora Waterfall’, White LED 5w/m, total 400m, Pre-set fading effect, Timer ON/OFF control. (String LEDs are hanged from the top of wall by the river to create sparkling reflection in conjunction with the Aurora Waterfall effect)

4. Spotlight for lighting up trees, Compact Metal Halide Lamp 4200K 150w x 6 fixtures, Timer ON/OFF control. (Two feature trees of the park were lit up with the spotlights).

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Credits:

Project name :Tawaramappu River
Full street address of the project : Nakashibetsu Town, Hokkaido, Japan
Lighting Designers in charge: Shigeki Fujii, Natsuko Ueda
Design firm name and web address : Nipek
Photography credits for all images : Nipek
Project completion date : August 2013
Size : 800sqm

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