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Daylight Entrance by Daniel Rybakken

Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken has installed LED panels replicating daylight on a dark staircase in Stockholm.

Called Daylight Entrance, the walls of the staircase are lined with solid surface material.

Recesses were milled out from behind the material to accommodate panels of LED lights.

These back-light the material, creating patches of light on the walls as if cast through windows.

Photographs are by Kalle Sanner and Daniel Rybakken.

Here's some more information from the designer:


Daylight Entrance, Stockholm

My intention with this project was to take elements of my work and theories concerning daylight and incorporate them directly into architecture.

The installation is located in the entrance of an office building in central Stockholm (Vasagatan 7). As both the entrance and staircase have no natural light, it was important for me to replicate the positive sensation of sunlight. The technical principles behind the project are based on my previous lamp, Surface Daylight.

Above: the staircase before

Walls are covered with a solid surface material; CNC-milling hollows areas before backlighting by LED. The installation consists of over 6000 LEDs and continues across 3 stories. Daylight Entrance, Stockholm is commissioned by Vasakronan AB. The building is Sweden's first LEED-certified building.


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