2014.02.01-02.11 Kanon Hujimoto + Mayumi Banno
Italy is an irresistible destination to travellers from all over the world, including the Lighting Detectives. We toured three big cities, Rome, Milan, and Firenze, and two smaller cities, Bergamo and Siena, to discover the nightscape and compare the illumination of historical buildings and more modern structures. For most of the historical architecture we visited the light source and color temperature used depended on the building material and color, with a slight shift to the use of LED fixtures. In many churches and museums, the effective use of daylight incorporated into the structures was overwhelming.
Lighting for Colosseum
Papal Basilica of Saint Peter
MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti XXI Secolo, Completion: 2010
Compared to the galleria, duomo is roughly illuminated by flood light which makes details of architecture looks bit too flat.
People are enjoying window‐shopping in the corridor inside of Galeria. Wall sconces give elegant vibrancy in the context of the last natural light of the day from the top light.
Collaboration of natural light and artificial light softly melt in the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, in Bergamo. We felt the solid relationship between the light and the religion.