Monthly Archives for January 2010

Becoming a lighting designer

Shanghai, 31st January 2010 Sometimes we hang out with our fellow consultants after our project site meetings to get to know each other a bit better socially and invariably I get the question asked how I got into lighting design. For … Continue reading

31. January 2010 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: Education | 3 comments

lighting for the young and elderly

Mumbai – Singapore, 30th January 2010 Weekends are good times to reflect on the week past…I rapped up my meetings in India and am now returning back to China to finish up on outstanding project matters before Chinese New Year. … Continue reading

30. January 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Pegging lights on site

Goa, 28th January 2010 Away from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai, I am today in Goa, touted as one of the beautiful holiday locations in India. Our hotel resort project is right on the waterfront and has a very … Continue reading

29. January 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Know your markets

Mumbai, 28th January 2010 Sitting in the back of the car driving me back to the hotel I prepare my entry for today. While the car wiggles its way through the busy streets of Mumbai for the probably 1 hour … Continue reading

28. January 2010 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: lighting and culture, lighting design | Leave a comment

The “other” consultants

Mumbai, 27th January 2010 Ever seen a dynamic flash presentation from a structural consultant? I did today. To show the impact of wind forces on the building, the structural engineer showed a short movie on the sway of the building … Continue reading

27. January 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Incandescent

Shanghai – Mumbai, 26th January 2010 Today is National Day in Australia as well as in India. As per coincidence I am on my way to Mumbai for some project coordination meetings. Ah, well…  🙂 While I am trying to … Continue reading

26. January 2010 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: going green | 2 comments

Light fittings…as specified?

Shanghai, 25th January 2010 Part of our job as lighting designers is to assess alternative light fittings during the procurement process. While we all like our as specified fittings to make it through, budget restrictions often gets us to assess … Continue reading

25. January 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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LED economy 2

Shanghai, 24th January 2010 My blogs are inspired by daily events related to lighting, generally things that I experience on the day to make it as actual and real as possible. Sometimes there is more than one thing I want … Continue reading

24. January 2010 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: lighting and the economy | 2 comments

Design as build

Yunnan- Shanghai, 23rd  January 2010 I am writing this blog as I am catching my flight back to Shanghai. It has been an interesting 2 days of meetings on site! To my big surprise (and other consultants, operator included) we … Continue reading

23. January 2010 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: lighting design | 1 comment

LED economy

Shanghai-Yunnan, 22nd January 2010 TodayI am travelling to Yunnan to visit the sites of two of our hospitality projects. It is a near 5 hour journey out of Shanghai with a transit stop in Kunming, plenty of time to think! … Continue reading

22. January 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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