“The architecture is a fact of art, a phenomenon that elicits emotion outside of the problem of construction, beyond them. The construction is to take on, the architecture is to move.” Le Corbusier
The Ghost range of products represents a revolution in understanding light in relation to the materials of the architecture itself: light does not only unfold and bring out the features of space, but becomes mass itself. When Ghost is off, the light vanishes and removes itself from the architecture. The light source integrates itself completely in the void until it disappears almost altogether. What is perceived is only the light and its effect on the surrounding space. Architecture becomes thus a shell of “dynamic” surfaces of voids and fullness of light that directly derives from the material, following the creative path the lighting designer had imagined.
The light blade comes from the concrete. When it’s off, it disappears. No artifice, just a cut in the concrete with brutal and magic inspiration: actually a technical prodigy, directly casted into the concrete, the product of a sophisticated and invisible genius to fuse architecture and light in a natural way. - M. Sadler
Ghost brings total aesthetical integration between light and architecture. The integrated illumination easily blends itself with different environments and facilitates the job to aesthetically adapt the luminaires to the architecture and relate to the context. The envelope of the building is understood as a means of communication between the interior and the exterior and also as an active element reporting with the urban dimension. It is a surface open to new design expressions that will not only aim at constructing but also at exciting.
The Ghost range originates from a simple but revolutionary idea that thanks to a careful engineering became an industrial product: to create out-and-out luminous cavities inside the material and to conceal the lighting body as to make the light the only and unique player in the architecture. This concept which was initially conceived for cast concrete walls in place; now it comes in new innovative variants that turn it into a product suitable for many construction materials: insulation panels, walls in clay or breeze blocks or other materials to be plastered.
Ghost for insulation panel
Ghost for insulation panel may be installed inside the exterior insulating panel. The degree of insulation of the house will stay unchanged for it is manufactured of the same type of polystyrene insulation. Attention should be paid though to the positioning of the corrugated tube for electrification. The height of Ghost for insulation panel has been designed to take on standard AED35 (50cm) insulating blocks while the thickness (10 cm) facilitates the integration in insulating panels with the same or greater thickness. The cavity is pre-finished and ready for painting.
Ghost for breeze block application is easily applied in walls made of perforated bricks or cement conglomerate. The product is designed to be wall mounted and completely integrated with the architecture of which it will take over the finish. The cavity is pre-finished and ready for painting.