The random flexibility of luminaires suspended from a system of Ronstan structural cables allows designers and artists to illuminate with pin-point accuracy, creating a unique ambience and achieving a clear and useable footprint without light poles, masts or intrusive support structures.
Artist Stuart Green, in collaboration with Ronstan, created the artwork Aurora - a linear grid catenary lighting curtain for a new Finbar residential development ‘Subi Strand’ in Subiaco, Western Australia.
Aurora is primarily a lighting artwork with 2340 individually addressable LED nodes set within a swaying cable curtain 60m long and 18m tall. The curtain acts as a permeable point of visual interest between the two residential buildings and through the lighting show, imparts a soft and enchanted atmosphere to the pedestrian mall below.
Importantly the whole curtain is engineered to safely move within a strict range, with the wind giving movement to the work, and imparting a weightless quality that allows the strands and the lighting to sway and drift.
The team at Ronstan Tensile Architecture love working with exuberant lighting concepts and are experts in the design and engineering of catenary lighting structures that have transformed some of Australia’s premier outdoor urban meeting spaces, including Melbourne’s Federation Square and Bourke Street Mall, Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall and Manly Corso, and Adelaide’s soon to be completed re-development of Rundle Mall.
Ronstan does not shy from the complicated and does its utmost to realise client dreams.
For Inspiring catenary lighting ideas or more information contact:
Ronstan Tensile Architecture
Ph: 1300 131 520