Saturday, 4 September 2010

LIGHTING ACADEMIC PROJECT-MASTER THESIS-TRANSFORMING NEGATIVE SPACES INTO POSITIVE SPACES BY LIGHTING



























Location : Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok, Thailand
Type of project : Lighting masterplan (An individual project)
Responsibility : Lighting masterplan design and concept, Visualization, presentation
Main ides&concept :
Rattanakosin Island is an important historical district in Bangkok. It is the area which represents the progenitor of Rattanakosin era. On the other hand, Rattanakosin is a long-standing place, there are many problems are happened and still exist in this area, such as deterioration of outdoor space, landscape, and canal. Also, the outdoor spaces (negative spaces) are not used properly. In order to renovate to solve space problems in this conservative and historical site are very sensitive. For this reason, lighting design can be a safest and cheapest tool to solves this negative spaces problem without any reconstruction.
The idea of transforming negative spaces into positive spaces is to create a space of meaning in order to make people perceive the historical background and the importance of negative spaces by using lighting as devices, such as,
  • color light to create symbolic meaning, feeling, and psychological impact,
  • lighting orientation to create psychological impact, feeling and night atmosphere
  • accent light to create importance of spaces and recognizable spaces
  • lighting level to create hierarchy

The idea of lighting masterplan will be explained in order by categorizing into 6 layers which are paths, edges, districts, nodes, landmarks and lost spaces.

Streets within the island have different frequency of use. Therefore, I different lighting intensity is created. Primary street is the most, secondary street is the second intensity level, tertiary streets are the third level, and small streets within the community are the lowest intensity level. Due to the warm color architectural material within the island, good color rendering luminaires with warm white light are used for most of the street in order not to estonish people and to reveal the architectures. For some part of primary street used to be a part of old tram way, so red marker signages on top of lighting pole is placed to remind new Thai generation of the history. For secondary street,it is a main axis of the island, so the prestige atmosphere will be created by using symmetrical balance design, the same distance between the lighting pools, the same height of luminaire positions, and the same lighting distribution. For tertiary streets, they are branches of the secondary steet. Therefore, the distance between lighting pools are gradually closer to the secondary street in order to create coherence. In addition, these tertiary streets have a street prositution problem which is illegal in public space and it is immorality for Thai people. Therefore, I use blue light to solve this problem. According to light theraphy, blue light create clamness and quietness, so I think it will not stimulate sex drive. Also, for symbolic meaning, in Thailand , blue represents kings which Thai people respect a lot, nobody dare to do bad things in the king's spaces.

Edge lighting, there are 2 edges of the island, Khu Muang Doem Canal and The Chao Phraya River. Khu Muang Doem Canal was dug for transportation and defending the enemies. Now adays, it is ignored. Therefore, the water surface is illuminated in order to bring back the importance to the canal. For the Chao Phraya River, Thai people believe that Chao Phraya River reflects Thai way of life. In order to keep this idea, the river will be kept as dark as possible to reflect accitivities, architectures, and the city image into the river. In the mean time, boundary need to be identified, so I decide to illuminate some area of watersurface in order to create conceptual boundary. Also, the illuminated positions are the position of old fortresses in order to combine the historical background.

District lighting, there are 3 historical communities in the island. These communities have 2 functions, market and residence, in each of communities. Thus, I create a lively atmosphere and interaction within communities by using intimate lighting. The luminaire positions are lowered in order to imitate the light sources in the past. In the same time, to identify the district, different luminaire features are used.

Node lighting, in each community has pier, and there is a market square in front of each pier. So, I imitate the atmosphere of a market in the past which used only horizontal light from moonlight and keeping the sky as dark as possible. In the mean time, each market and square need to be differentiated. So, I use the different color of market light by following the survey. These market light luminaires help to lead direction from the square to the pier and also, from the pier to the exist.

Landmark lighting, Sanam Luang is a landmark space in the island. In order to give the importance to this space, I use lighting poles around the space to identify this landmark. The vertical light from the luminaires will create three-dimension space. The luminaire positions are gradually lower at the area which is near The Temple of emerald Buddha and The Grand Palace which Thai people respect a lot in order to pay respect and worship this sacred space.

Lost space lighting, there are 2 lost spaces which have possibility to be illuminated to create function, Monumental space and underpass space. For underpass, it is a way to connect the island and another important historical district. Therefore, I use lighting to frame perspective in order to create a gateway, only 2 corners are lit to make perspective looks more interesting. For a monumental space, it is a sanctuary place but it is used only for crossing the streets. In order to bring the importance back, I create worship place by using a carpet of light (horizontal light), no spill light to the sky, nothing is higher than the monument in order to simplify the way that Thai people do the obeisance and respect.

Friday, 3 September 2010

RESUME

SURADA SUASANGTHONG
NATIONALITY : THAI
GENDER : FEMALE
DATE OF BIRTH : 25 JUNE 1980
AGE : 30

MARITAL STATUS : SINGLE
ADDRESS : 373/24 SARANEERAYA VILLAGE II, NAWONGPRACHAPATTANA, SEEKAN, DONMUANG, BANGKOK 10210 THAILAND
TELEPHONE : +6681 374 6400
EMAIL : surakloy@hotmail.com, surakloy@gmail.com

OBJECTIVE
TO OBTAIN FULL-TIME WORK IN RELATION TO ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING DESIGN OR LIGHTING DESIGN

EDUCATION
2008-2010
HOCHSCHULE WISMAR, UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS,

AND DESIGN WISMAR, GERMANY
MASTER OF ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING DESIGN
(GRADUATION IN JULY 2010)


1999-2004
CHULALONGKORN UNIVERSITY, BANGKOK, THAILAND
BACHELOR OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
(GRADUATION IN MARCH 2004)


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
2009-2010
ANNE BUREAU CONCEPTEUR LUMIERE
POSITION
INTERNSHIP LIGHTING DESIGN STUDENT


2007-2008
DAZZLE DESIGN CO.,LTD, BANGKOK, THAILAND
POSITION
LIGHTING DESIGNER
PROJECT
LEELA PALACE, UDAIPUR, INDIA

2006-2007
FREELANCE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
PROJECT
KHUN SUPORN'S RESIDENTIAL GARDEN, BANGKOK, THAILAND
MAI RESORT, SAMUI, THAILAND
NOBLE NANO CONDOMINIUM SALE OFFICE, BANGKOK, THAILAND

2004-2006
BENSLEY DESIGN STUDIOS, BANGKOK, THAILAND
POSITION
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
PROJECTS
ANATARA SAMUI RESORT&SPA, SAMUI, THAILAND
PHOENIX CITY, COMMUNITY COMPLEX, BEIJING, CHINA
THE RESIDENCE OF CORAL ISLAND, SENTOSA, SINGAPORE
THE BUNDSIDE, A TOP GRADE RESIDENCE, SHANGHAI, CHINA
FOUR SEASONS, HOTEL&RESORT, HANGZHOU, CHINA
HYATTE REGENCY, PHUKET, THAILAND

SKILLS
ARCHITECTURAL SKILL
HAND DRAFTING, COMPUTER DRAFTING, PERSPECTIVE DRAWING, MODEL MAKING
COMPUTER SKILL
WINDOW APPLICATION, AUTOCAD, ADOBE PHOTOSHOP, MICROSOFT WORD, MICROSOFT EXCELL, MICROSOFT POWERPOINT, DIALUX

LANGUAGE
FLUENT
THAI, ENGLISH
BEGINNER
GERMAN

MEMBER
PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING DESIGNERS'ASSOCIATION (PLDA)


Thursday, 2 September 2010

LIGHTING ACADEMIC PROJECT-RESTAURANT (AFTERNOON TEA HOUSE)







Type of work : Lighting design (an individual project-sketch design)
Responsibility : Lighting design and concept, Visualization, Presentation, Lighting calculation, and Lighting specification
Main idea&concept :
Afternoon tea is a light meal which is typically eaten between 3-5 pm. The custom of drinking tea was originated in England in 1961. In order to bring the feeling of relaxation, "Tea under the tree" is introduced to create this feeling. I try to imitate the lighting situation which people can perceive when they sit under trees, the bright sky and the silhouette of tree branches, the bright background and silhouette foreground, the beam of light passing through the tree canopies, diagonal light and light beam.
Firstly, warm white light is used for this tea shop in order to create cozy atmosphere. Secondly, in order to create the situation when people look at the sky while sitting under tree canopy, I created two layers of ceiling, the lower ceiling is weaved and perforated to simplify the tree branches. The linear luminaire is mounted on the weaved ceiling in order to make the upper ceiling look brighter to create bright sky. Then, the silhouette of tree branches is appeared. Thirdly, in order to make the simple walls look more interesting, I create the pattern of the light beam to immitate the light which passes through the tree canopies. Fourthly, for table illumination, the luminaire position will be a bit further from the center of the table to create diagonal light.

Monday, 15 June 2009

LIGHTING ACADEMIC PROJECT-Daylight Project




Location : Nordhausen, Germany
Type of Project : Daylight Design(A group-working project)
Responsibility : Daylight analysis, Daylight concept,Daylight design, Presentation
Main idea&concept :
"Bookshelves"
Architectural appearance - respect to the overall look of architecture
Delicateness/Lightness of the shading material itself – different kinds of glass as shadersLight - shade –shadow play - on the fa├žade and in space (bookshelves area)
• View from outside in – interesting facade
• View from inside out – glare comfort, open view
Quality of light - Diffused light, glare control
Flexibility– shading devices should be adjustable to suit any different weather conditions and seasonal changes

Friday, 12 June 2009

ACADEMIC PROJECT-Task lighting luminaire












Type of work : Luminaire design (A group-working project)
Responsibility : Luminire in 1:1, Poster
Main idea&concept :
“Illuminated box” is inspired by the pocket knife which can be kept and brought easily. This task light luminaire is designed by using a simple rectangular form of extruded aluminium material with different textures. This luminaire is used with a frosted Linestra lamp. The lamp head with a translucent glass is used to protect glare and touch switch is introduced to make the dimmable luminare. It can be rotated horizontally and vertically in order to match with the user requirement. Moreover, the lamp can be moved to an appropriate distance for working plane. Furthermore, the practical fastening clamp is moveable in order to use for locking the luminaire.

Friday, 5 June 2009

LIGHTING ACADEMIC WORK-Neuruppin Lighting Masterplan

















Location : Neuruppin, Germany

Type of project : Lighting design(A group-working project)

Responsibility : Lighting design and concept, Presentation

Main idea&concept : Neuruppin is a town in Brandenburg, Germany. It is located on the shore of the Ruppiner lake. Neuruppin has the reputation of being the most Prussian of all Prussian towns, due to its former status as a Prussian garrison town. The novelist Theodor Fontane, the general Hermann Hoth, and the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel were born in Neuruppin. Also, there are many historical places which are ignored by the people of Meuruppin.




In order to bring that importance back, "Pride of Neuruppin" is introduced to use as a concept of Neuruppin lighting masterplan. We try to make people and tourists perceive the abandoned pride. We illuminate the significant historical places, two important districts, old wall, promenade area, and the main axis of the city which nobody know. In addition, we create the different lighting situations for the gateway of the city by following the approach.



For the safety aspect, we use the fading of light in order to remind the drivers to reduce the speed when they are moving close to the city. The brightness of the lighting situation is gradually higher when the car moving to the center, so driver can know that slowing down is needed. Moreover, fading out of light relates to the need of light as well.

Saturday, 30 May 2009

LIGHTING ACADEMIC PROJECT-Shop lighting











Type of project : Lighting design(An individual project-sketch design)
Responsibility : Lighting design and concept, Presentation, Lighting calculation, Lighting specification
Main idea&concept : Speed and movement is the lighting concept to represent the sport equipment shop; Adidas. About the tools to implement the idea, line, aerodynamic form, gradation, and fading out are used in order to demonstrate the idea of speed and movement.