Lights from Iguzzini illuminate and guide residents at the
newly redeveloped Elizabeth Street ‘Walkups’ in Richmond, Victoria.
Chosen by Architects Williams Boag, the Miniwalky from Iguzzini
are used throughout the project as weather and vandalism resilient guiding
lights for residents.
The Archilede, also by Iguzzini, serves a different purpose
for the project. Williams Boag chose the Archilede to illuminate a dramatic
timber archway at the entrance to the buildings.
The Archilede contributes to what Principal Architect Peter
Williams describes as a dramatic and geometric entrance for residents.
“The strength of the arched form is highly noticeable
against the rectangular geometry of the buildings and declares 'entry' from the
long distance approach. It is 'way finding' on the macro scale,” he said.
The Miniwalky is composed of component-holder compartment,
frame and diffuser and is a wall-recessed installation. Seven 1.2W LED warm
white 3100K lights are housed in a die-cast aluminium external frame; glass
safety screen; and a perimeter gasket made of EPDM; PG11 cable clamp.
The Archilede HP (High Performance, Enel Sole by iGuzzini)
is fitted with high performance lighting optics that ensures exceptional visual
comfort for vehicular traffic (Glare index G4) and for pedestrian urban areas
(Glare index G6).
Like in the Williams Boag project, they can be installed on
pole-tops, with lateral arms or on tapered poles with attachment diameter ø
It is comprised of die-cast aluminium; sodium-calcium
sealing glass, 5 mm thick, siliconed to frame.
The redeveloped ‘walk up’ buildings on Elizabeth Street,
Richmond are the first completed part in a series of upgrades from Williams
Boag Architects (WBa) which promise to transform the district’s housing estate
into a benchmark affordable housing facility.