Monthly Archives for April 2014

Extravagance

Perth, 30th April 2014 Contractors (and suppliers) are a strange breed of people…somehow they and certainly the more experienced ones, have a knack for quoting in extravagance when they feel that you are in a squeeze when it comes to … Continue reading

30. April 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Commercial Heritage

Perth, 29th April 2014 One of my new projects in Perth is the renovation of an old heritage building, currently occupied by a bank (yes, who else  🙂 ). The heritage building has been integrated as part of a corporate … Continue reading

29. April 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Solar mapping

Perth, 28th April 2014 With the move to our new office all gone smoothly in Singapore, I have made my way to Perth to follow up on some work here. On my way I read an interesting article in the Singapore … Continue reading

28. April 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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M-Day!

Singapore, 25rd April 2014 Tomorrow is M- Day…after a bit more than 3 years it is time to Move to a bigger and better office. To minimise disruption to our clients we have decided that M-Day should be this Saturday … Continue reading

25. April 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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What’s in a lux?

Singapore, 24rd April 2014 One of the most frustrating discussions is when clients ask you for lux calculations…at least when it comes to clarifying a lighting design for mood or ambience…As it happens I received coincidentally a request from two … Continue reading

24. April 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Certification

Singapore, 23rd April 2014 One of the things we do as lighting designers and expert consultants is to verify and certify a design to standard compliance. This is specifically the case when it concerns highly sensitive projects which have high … Continue reading

23. April 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Make a wish

Singapore, 22nd April 2014 We receive cold calls for lighting assistance all the time. Sometimes it comes through reference, sometimes through one of the internet links such as our website, LinkedIn, Facebook or even my blog. Quite often there are … Continue reading

22. April 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Love my tender

Singapore, 21th April 2014 In a pun on Elvis’ song “Love me tender” I reflect today on tender interviews that we conducted today for a major renovation. The thing with tenders is that it can be very messy and most … Continue reading

21. April 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Thousand and one litte things

Singapore, 17th April 2014 As we are about to start a long Easter Weekend with Good Friday tomorrow, I reflect on a day in which I have done a thousand and one things without really having the satisfied feeling of … Continue reading

17. April 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Blood Moon

Singapore, 16th April 2014 Many parts of the world, from America via Singapore to Australia, were able to experience the so called Blood Moon, a celestial event that happens rarely. It happens when the full moon travels through Earth’s shadow turning … Continue reading

16. April 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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