Landscapes - Spring 2018 - LPplus4

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SYLVAIN BERTIN + GILLES ARPIN

TRANSCENDING BARRIERS
WITH LIGHT
> FR_LP TRANSCENDER LES
CLOISONS PAR LA LUMIÈRE :
DU CONCEPTEUR LUMIÈRE AU
CONCEPTEUR DE LA NUIT
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DOES THE EMERGENCE of a new
profession, such as the lighting
designer, allow us to break out of
our professional silos in the way
we manufacture the landscapes at
night? Perhaps it does. If we look
broadly at how the design professions
are evolving, at first glance we see
the linkages: design is unifying and
engaging, and can foster cooperation
among many diverse disciplines.
However, in practice that is certainly
less in evidence. Transdisciplinary
approaches are more relevant than
ever, but are they really operative?
THE DIFFICULTY OF
IMPLEMENTATION
The lighting design profession, which
emerged about 20 years ago, has led
to a new understanding of the role of
lighting in urban areas and to a growing
appreciation for the complexity of the
lighting engineer's work. But to what
extent does the new profession reflect
the needs for transdisciplinarity and
openness toward other disciplines?
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As our approaches to lighting design
evolve, we need to examine the scope
of design professions, the division of
labour among them and the need for
renewed thinking about the difficulties
of implementing transdisciplinary
approaches in practice.
AS CITIES TURN TO LIGHT
Light transcends disciplines: for interior
design, architecture, urban planning
and landscape architecture, lighting is
essential. The woks here, completed by
Ombrages - Éclairage Public, illustrate
the wide variety of competencies
necessary to each project. Whether we
consider the highlighting of architectural
facades, the lighting and light shows
for urban settings, or the panoramic
landscapes of illuminated cities, an
understanding of light is necessary for
illumination at any scale.
The transition from a functionalist
approach to a qualitative one in the 1980s
led to a rethinking of the ways in which
lighting defines the interaction between
users and urban space. Designers
began to increasingly consider the
visual comfort of pedestrians and to
question the users' experience. In the
1990s, "light urbanism" emerged, and
planning strategies for lighting at the

city scale. In the 2000s, as a variety of
lighting plans were implemented, we
observed an increase in complexity,
with the multiplicity of lighting issues in
urban areas.
An important phenomenon became
evident: we began to distinguish
"lighting" from "light"- the latter
referring to more qualitative approaches.
Incrementally, cities were turning
to "light" to serve the tourism and
recreational market in which branding
had become essential. Moreover, in a
context where competition between
cities had become increasingly fierce,
lighting design had become a strategic
urban planning tool.
However, because lighting crosses all
disciplines and produces a direct impact
on the landscape, these diverse needs
sometimes led to conflict or a lack of
coordination at the landscape scale.
VALUED EXPERTISE?
Lighting design is at the intersection
of art and technical expertise; it calls
for transdisciplinary work. As well, the
complex nature of "luminous material"
means that technical renewal is essential.
Nonetheless, a number of professionals,
including urban planners, landscape



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Spring 2018

To Begin With
Our Writers
Upfront
Essay
THE TRIAD OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
CHANGZHI WETLAND PARK
AFTER THE DESIGNERS LEAVE THE ROOM
YOU CAN ONLY DESIGN A RIVER ONCE
CONVERSATION
A “PUF” OF INSPIRATION: TOWARD NET ZERO NEIGHBOURHOODS
THE TOUGH GET GOING ON THE WAY TO TRANSFORMATION
THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION: A STORY ONLY THE LANDSCAPE CAN TELL
INTERVIEW
CRITIQUE
PARTING SHOT | UNE DERNIÈRE SALVE
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - THE TRIAD OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - CHANGZHI WETLAND PARK
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - AFTER THE DESIGNERS LEAVE THE ROOM
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - YOU CAN ONLY DESIGN A RIVER ONCE
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - CONVERSATION
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - A “PUF” OF INSPIRATION: TOWARD NET ZERO NEIGHBOURHOODS
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - THE TOUGH GET GOING ON THE WAY TO TRANSFORMATION
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION: A STORY ONLY THE LANDSCAPE CAN TELL
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - INTERVIEW
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - CRITIQUE
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