Projects - 07-08/05

Lighting japanese garden - Private house, Villa Guardia - Como, Italy

When the night arrives, a small garden outside the house becomes an enigmatic space full of colours, and thanks to these light effects this peaceful Japanese garden becomes a theatre...
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The lighting and the watering systems are the most common technological systems used in the garden. We have to insert these two elements because to the lifestyle of these years. The Customer wanted a garden without maintenance problems and that can be enjoyed during the night. The Buyer wanted that the garden was interesting in the night as well as during the day.
Somewhere the lighting simply consists in some floodlight to light distinctive plants and ornament or to light the crossing.
Often a submerged light is used to emphasize a fountain but, in this project, the lighting was an essential element during the design and it isn't added at the end of work.
We tried to consider the space like a theatre in which the light effects change the appearance and the atmosphere creating an air of mystery. An inusual bright light (red led) in the area of tsukubai draws the visitor's attention.
The light draws the corners of the stone path and somewhere the light is vertical like bamboo and somewhere is hidden behind the trees and the stones. At the end there is a "gateway of light", the residence.

 
arch. Frau Mario
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Arch. Mario Frau
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Ares Italia; DZLicht (Artemide);
Philips Lighting; Osram LED Systems
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