Dr. Stephen Cannon Brookes/UK

Lighting the chapel of St. Antonin, Toulouse: the first application of Bluetooth Mesh

Presentation date: 25. October
Presentation time: 11:15

The chapel of St Antonin in the Couvent des Jacobins has some of finest surviving late Gothic frescoes in France. Built as a funerary chapel with minimal daylight, the task of creating a low key, dynamic system of lighting without any new cabling could only be achieved by assembling a modular installation exploiting the opportunities presented by Bluetooth Mesh. The presentation will describe the process undertaken to design and realise the solution integrating lighting and furniture. It will highlight the level of care and preparation needed to achieve the aesthetic goals set and to provide the client with a highly flexible system that can be adjusted or reconfigured in an installation that involved no physical intervention in the fabric of the 15th century chapel.

An important part of this presentation will be detailed consideration of the lighting designer’s role in responding to challenging circumstances and how this can lead to more economical and coherent strategies. This paper seeks to share both aesthetic and technical experience, showing how appropriate use of technology can make solutions simpler, more economic and coherent.

Introduced by

Dr. Stephen Cannon-Brookes/UK, Cannon-Brookes Lighting and Design

Dr Stephen Cannon-Brookes is principal of Cannon-Brookes Lighting and Design, a specialist lighting consultancy based in London/UK. His work is focused on lighting for museums and historic buildings as well as privately owned collections. He is a part-time lecturer at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and has taught on the Exhibition Design MSc programme at the Technical University in Graz/AT and in St Petersburg/RU. He is currently heading a module on light, lighting and wellbeing at UCL. He has been President of the International Council of Museums’ Architecture Committee, Chair of the Daylight Group of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers, as well as President of the UK’s Society of Light and Lighting.