Reggiani at the Royal Academy to celebrate Richard Rogers.
Reggiani lighting UK recently completed the lighting for Richard Rogers RA: Inside Out, a show set up in three rooms and two galleries at the Royal Academy of Arts.
Working closely alongside Ab Rogers Design and Richard Greenwood, the challenge was to create an extremely precise lighting concept that would lead visitors to the appreciation of each and every detail of the displayed models, the sketches and the videos by this great English architect. The lighting design takes into account all the details, the shadows on the objects, the reflections of the glass protecting some of the sketches and the materials and colours of the pieces on show.
The design team went for two different colour temperatures:
– a warmer light (3000 K) to highlight the wood of the models and their colours; suspended directly over the tables where the pieces are on show;
– a cooler light (4200 K) for the gunmetal grey walls, to provide indirect, diffused lighting for the other parts of the rooms.
The luminaire used is, of course Ambar. An extremely versatile pendant and track-mounted projector (both versions are used), created by Reggiani in partnership with Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.
In 2009, AMBAR by REGGIANI was also selected by the Permanent Observatory of Design, a commission of experts of the Italian Association for Industrial Design (ADI) to compete in the 22nd ADI Compasso D’oro award.
The exhibition by Richard Rogers RA: Inside Out explores the ideas and ethics of internationally renowned architect and urban planner, Lord Rogers of Riverside. Coinciding with his eightieth birthday, the exhibition also examines Rogers’ active interest in social, political and cultural issues and their influence on his architecture. Showing previously unseen original material, sketches and personal ephemera, the exhibition builds a unique picture of the philosophy that shaped one of the world’s most famous architects. Richard Rogers RA: Inside Out is being held in Burlington Gardens, the Royal Academy’s new venue for contemporary art and architecture.