The 21st Century Light Space Modulator

For the last few months, BC has been part of a team working on a project called The 21st Century Light Space Modulator - a lighting installation beneath Hungerford Bridge on the South Bank, created by Jason Bruges Studio and commissioned by our client Havells-Sylvania.

The illumination of the Barbarella-esque work - inspired by László Moholy-Nagy’s 1930’s work, Light Prop for an Electric Stage - has just taken place and you can go and have a play if you are down there, because the sculpture responds to the movements of passers-by. While you're there, try to imagine what could be done with creative lighting underneath the bridges on Mantle and Brockley Roads.

Anil Gupta, CEO of Havells Sylvania, said: “When you combine light with world-class design, it can have a transformative impact on people’s everyday experience – whether that’s under a bridge, in a cultural institution such as the Louvre, or in hotels, commercial offices or schools. It’s this principle that Havells Sylvania wanted to bring to life through our partnership with Jason Bruges and the Southbank Centre.”

The 21st Century Light Space Modulator will be in-situ under Hungerford Bridge at Southbank Centre until 1st November 2012, before going on exhibition from the 14th November 2012 at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).