Ansal Bhawan - Facade Lighting

Updated: Sep 24, 2018

K.G. Marg, New Delhi



The Ansal Bhawan facade lighting project was executed in 2012 with Ansal API as the client. This buildnig was designed in the 1970's and lighting the 40+ years facade was no easy task.


For the 3D reconstruction of the building, the structural drawings in hard copy (blueprints) were first converted to digital in AutoCAD and were imported into a 3D modeling software. Once the building was modeled in 3D, it was then imported into a light planning and design software for the daylight and lighting renders. An accurate structure brings out a more precise lighting simulation and reduces the chance of error during or after installation of the actual light fixtures at site.


All four facades of the main building structure are lit up with asymmetric projectors with wide beam spread lens. The up lighting effect on buildings make them look grand in size and makes them stand out from a cluster of other building in the vicinity.


The face of the entrance portal is grazed with continuous wall grazer fixtures to make it an outstanding feature with the supporting columns highlighted with narrow beam projectors, to form its completeness. A brighter face will also take over the spill light from within the entrance lobby and reduce visual distraction.


The face of the entrance portal is grazed with continuous wall grazer fixtures to make it an outstanding feature with the supporting columns highlighted with narrow beam projectors, to form its completeness. A brighter face will also take over the spill light from within the entrance lobby and reduce visual distraction.


The columns on either side of the building are lit using extremely narrow beam projectors to give the building a floating look on top the columns. They also become the highlight features for a viewer at the ground level.


Due to budget constraints the entire concept for lighting was never followed and only the facades were floodlit. The entrance portal never got the treatment and the overall lighting remained incomplete.






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