Designed by the world renowned architect Renzo Piano, the Lacma Museum became a focal piece of the timeless modern architectural heritage of Los Angeles.
Renzo Piano’s vision as actualized by the prominent lighting designer Arup was to recreate at night, the various subtleties perceivable throughout the site during the day. Three areas were focused upon in order to achieve that design aspiration.
The first one was to illuminate the façade banners of the building normally lit by daylight. This was accomplished with the installation of the Lingotto projector integrated within the architecture of the building so as to avoid any visual pollution.
The second area covered the entire project site. The MaxiWoody projector family was selected to create dramatic visual variations at different strategic locations of the site. The MaxiWoody was a natural choice due to its old cinema projector inspired design.
The last challenge, surely not the least, was to ensure that the roof, made of glass panels, was still visible at night and that it doesn’t become a mirror when natural daylight fades away. In order to achieve these objectives, the designer chose the Linealuce luminaire to reduce the reflections in the glass ceiling and to illuminate the volume above it, thus, giving the same interpretation of depth as during the day.
The Lingotto, MaxiWoody and Linealuce luminaires are just a few examples of the unrivalled design and performance offered by the iGuzzini architectural lighting products.