Soliscape is a versatile and responsive lighting system intended to create more human-centric spaces that adapt based on users' immediate behaviour and needs.
Through their collaboration, UNStudio and Delta Light aim to create sensor-based environments that respond, learn and adjust to people's daily activities – taking smart buildings towards responsive architecture.
"Numerous environmental factors directly affect our wellbeing and our health, including light, sound, scent, air quality and temperature," said UNStudio founding partner Ben van Berkel.
"With the Soliscape system, we have combined two of these facets – sound and light – to create sensory 'interior landscapes' that can support people in their daily activities. Soliscape can also connect to systems already in place to improve the other key environmental factors."
Soliscape (sound- and light-scape) is designed as a "toolbox" of flexible components that combine to create minimalist fixtures.
Suspended on thin wires, disk-shaped acoustic panels can be hung individually or fitted onto a modular frame.
The Soliscape system comes with spot, direct and indirect linear lighting elements, which connect to or are incorporated into the rail-like frame.
The lights feature Delta Light's Melanopic Light Technology, combining high-efficient reflectors with human-centric LED technology that is intended to help control circadian rhythm.
A variety of colour options are available for each of the hardware components, which can be mixed and matched to complement other interior design features.
Due to their flexible nature, the Soliscape products can also be configured for hospitality, retail and public projects. The system is particularly well-suited to spaces with hybrid functions since lighting automatically adjusts when a change of use is detected.
Delta Light worked with UNStudio's in-house UNSx team to develop a system that would allow new materials and functions to be added in the future, as connected spaces continue to evolve.
"We believe that human health and wellbeing form the impetus for a new era of design, and that the incorporation of new and emerging technologies in the built environment plays a central role in this," van Berkel said.
"It is not the hardware or the software itself that interests me, but how it can be applied within architecture and urban design to improve our daily lives."
Belgian brand Delta Light celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2019, and is currently working worldwide on projects ranging from small to very large scale.
To find out more about Soliscape and other Delta Light products, visit the brand's website.
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