Monthly Archives for May 2011

Networking

Singapore 31st May 2011 Today I spent the whole day at the HA+D (Hotel Architecture and Design) conference listening to interesting topics regarding the future of the hotel industry and networking with people I know, people I had not seen … Continue reading

31. May 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Subjectivity and objectivity

Singapore 30th May 2011 It is that time of the month where I am writing my column for Lighting Today magazine again. I have been doing that for the past 8 years or so and always enjoy sitting down and … Continue reading

30. May 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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The art of lighting (artwork)

Singapore 27th May 2011 Most of our projects whether in a hospitality, residential or commercial/corporate environment have some form of art work displayed in the public areas, from simple 2 dimensional paintings to daring 3 dimensional art pieces. For us … Continue reading

27. May 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Moral ownership and copyright

Singapore 26th May 2011 Intellectual property is always an interesting topic. I am currently putting the last hand to our website (watch out coming out very soon now!) and as we are in the process of putting our company project … Continue reading

26. May 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Link between fees and quality

Singapore 25th May 2011 The last few days I have been discussing our fees with client and operator for a project that is positioned at the high end of the scale, in other words a 6 (7?) star hospitality development. … Continue reading

25. May 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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LED…again

Singapore 24th May 2011 As lighting designers we are only at the beginning of really understanding the “physics” of LED lighting and its effects when applied in space, at least I do. With the technology continuously changing, improving, it is … Continue reading

24. May 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Scene setting

Singapore 23rd May 2011 Probably one of the more difficult challenges of a lighting designer is scene setting. I have been playing around all afternoon with aiming and programming for the commissioning of the Chinese Restaurant, part of the Intercontinental … Continue reading

23. May 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Perceptions

Shanghai 20th May 2011 Perception is a real subjective thing. I pondered on this while listening to the news in regards to the arrest of and accusations against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the IMF. There is the “victims’ side … Continue reading

20. May 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Electricity woes

Shanghai 19th May 2011 Two of the biggest economies in the world, China and Japan, are both facing huge electricity woes, but each for totally different reasons. China is plagued by drought and as a result electricity supply, which for … Continue reading

19. May 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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Black box

Shanghai 18th May 2011 I know it was quiet from my side the last few days…due to some public holidays in the region. Yesterday was Vesak Day and we collectively decided to close the office Monday to have a nice … Continue reading

18. May 2011 by Martin Klaasen
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