Monthly Archives for March 2014

Light & Build the preparations

Singapore, 27th March 2014 I am about to fly off to Europe tonight to attend Light & Build next week with a short stop in Holland first to visit my parents over the weekend, but before I can do so … Continue reading

27. March 2014 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: light watch, lighting and sustainability, lighting applications, lighting design, lighting of the future | 1 comment

It’s all in the details

Singapore, 26th March 2014 I spent a good part of my day trying to make sense of the drawings and (so called) details that were sent to me as base information to develop my lighting design. The project is highly … Continue reading

26. March 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Pick up the phone

Singapore, 25th March 2014 Picking up the phone can sometimes avoid a lot of problems and headaches. When we arrive at a point where tensions have developed in a project, sometimes about trivial issues, it is far better to pick … Continue reading

25. March 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Something new, something old

Singapore, 24th March 2014 Some clients have really interesting philosophies and strategies when it comes to implementing a new design. I had a meeting today in regards to the renovation of a ballroom, one of the first stages of the complete … Continue reading

24. March 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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The poodle meeting

Manila, 21st March 2014 You may wonder where this is going…This is actually about the project coordination meeting I had all day that involved all key consultants. A crucial meeting with the client, the QS, the project manager and all … Continue reading

22. March 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Manila

Manila, 20th March 2014 Arrived in lovely Manila for project meetings over the next two days… I have been coming to Manila for the last twenty odd years or so, depending on project needs as well as for speaking engagements, … Continue reading

20. March 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Day and night

Singapore, 19th March 2014 One of the inevitable things with day light is that at the end of the day it turns into the night! Your living or work place then has to cope with the reverse situation where somehow … Continue reading

19. March 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Day lighting

Singapore, 18th March 2014 I mentioned in my blog yesterday that in my search for a suitable office space, the availability of natural day light is imperative. I can’t work in an office space devout of day light. I need … Continue reading

18. March 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Office space

Singapore, 17th March 2014 It’s that time again…we have been gradually growing to the point that we are now looking for a new office…On one hand I like to move (the excitement of the new) on the other hand I dread it … Continue reading

17. March 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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The diplomacy in lighting design

Perth, 14th March 2014 This is an issue that not many of us realise but can be critical to the success of every project. Besides being creative beings we lighting designers also need to have a healthy dose of diplomacy … Continue reading

14. March 2014 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: light watch, lighting and culture, lighting applications, lighting design, lighting design practice | 1 comment

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