Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

The most artistic house in the world!

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Built in Turku, Finland for artist Jan-Erik Andersson’s Doctorate in Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, the Life on a Leaf house has been described as unique.


“The form of the Leaf House is unique. By day it resembles a strange hat or misshapen boat; by night a Jack O’ Lantern, glowing from within, its windows evoking the abstracted eyes and mouth of some Finnish folklore giant. Though the structure appears quirky and follyesque – modernism goes Moomin – it is far from haphazard.”


Viva-Lite partners Ad-Lux were responsible for the full-spectrum lights throughout the house and reported from the opening party that under the Viva Lite lamps the colors of the house are real and beautiful.


You can watch a video of the house here.


Full-spectrum Light (issue 14)

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Around the world different people are talking about how they use full-spectrum lighting in their day-to-day lives.  We feature some of the best here.

10 Cool Ways to Beat the Winter Blues | MyColumbusMagic – Magic …

Sit near windows in restaurants and during class. Try changing the light bulbs in your house to “full spectrum” bulbs. These mimic natural light and actually have the same affects on your mind as the real thing.  … (more…)

A review towards hybrid lighting systems

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
New Engineering Building

Image via Wikipedia

This paper reviews developments in hybrid light guidance systems.

In these daylight and electric light are simultaneously delivered into a building where they are combined and distributed via luminaires. The technology used in hybrid systems, both conceptual and realised, is discussed. The review speculates as to their likely performance in terms of daylight delivery; capital and running costs; user reaction to the systems; potential impact of the systems on the building which they light; and suitable design methods. It is noted that a substantial amount of work remains before the potential of hybrid systems may be realised, notably on their long-term economics and feasibility in different geographic locations. (more…)

One of the Best lighted Houses in Finland

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

VL HouseIn Seinäjoki, Finland, there was a Jämerä-Stonehouse (made of aircrate) showing on 21.2.2009. What made that occasion very special, was the lighting of the house: the whole house was lighted with Viva-Lite fullspectrum daylight lamps, both compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) and fluorescent tubes (FSL).

There is plenty of good light in the house which is very important because the family has children. Children need a lot of daylight to be able to develop in a good way. The lighting was carried out mostly indirectly by Viva-Lite fullspectrum lamps and tubes. The family is very satisfied with this lighting.