For who and when?

CITY OF OULU
2018

Byström house is situated right in the city center of Oulu. The house was built by tar merchant Otto Ravander for his mother after the second big fire of Oulu 1882. The building consists of two parts: the wooden part was made for living and a general store was operating on the stone part. The lighting is designed to bring out the delicate parts of the facade while respecting the history of the building at the same time.

The wooden part of the building has three towers and an interesting facade with several beautiful details.

Multiple elements were highlighted, including decorative pillars, eaves, attic windows and upper railing around the tower.

The project was illustrated with photo visualizations. Here you can see the development from illustrations to an implemented solution.

The luminaires have a tunable white and their correlated color temperature (CCT) can be controlled. Each luminaire is individually controlled with a DMX control protocol. The tone of the light was carefully selected to compliment the original color of the facade: cool temperatures for the wooden facade and warm temperatures for the stone facade.

All the photos by Ville Suorsa 

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Aki-Pekka Tammilehto
Head of Department, Outdoor Lighting
Lighting Design & Electrical Planning
Saara Peltonen
Senior Lighting Designer
Lighting Design & Electrical Planning

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