When asked what he likes best about his job, Haar answered, “I love the creative pursuit attached to architecture. Since my uni days in the late 1970s, I’ve held a passion for and focus on building environmentally and socially sustainable futures.” (Architecture & Design). Therefore it was Haar’s goal to use materials that are environmentally friendly, recyclable, and sustainable for Candlebark School Library.
ALTLED® is proud to be part of this environmentally-
ALTLED®’s revolutionary and patented heat sink Glacier Edge™ is made of pure aluminum fins—106 pieces for BR40. The aluminum fins give greater heat dissipation and offer simple sophistication – a combination of function, environmental awareness and style – allowing it to be used in a tremendous variety of indoor applications. The fins come in both gold and silver finish, but silver was chosen for this particular project.
Much like a sunflower facing downwards, ALTLED® Asteria BR40 is designed based on the traditional BR40 but with a much more modern and aesthetic appearance. Although typically used with luminaire, the intricate aluminum fins and sleek rounded shape allow it to be used on its own without a light fixture. This was another major feature that prompted Haar’s decision for ALTLED®’s BR40. He was looking for a lamp that holds its own aesthetically and could be simply mounted in an Edison Screw pendant holder.
Combined with Bridgelux’s LED chipsets and ALTLED®’s trademarked heat sink, performance benchmark for BR lights has been raised even higher. The outcome for the overall design of Candlebark School Library resulted in winning the 2012 Timber Design Award. ALTLED®’s retrofit BR40 undoubtedly played an important role in the project as it ties everything together in terms of design concept and look for a green and sustainable architecture.
About Paul Haar
Paul Haar is a sole practising architect with over 30 years experience. He has a deep understanding of material science, timber construction detailing, land, water and energy systems. He also mentors and lectures in these fields and has contributed to professional journals and books. Mr. Haar has always been very involved with his projects and has taken a hands-on engagement to project construction and management. Mr. Haar has received thirteen national awards for his work in architectural practice and education.
To reach Mr. Haar, please email to email@example.com
About Candlebark School Library
Located in a designated bushfire prone area at the edge of the forest in the eastern foothills of the Macedon Ranges, the aim of the new library building was to not only provide a reading area for both children and adults at Candlebark School, but also to serve as a wildfire refuge of last resort.
For more information, please visit http://www.candlebark.info/
About Kristian Laemmle-Ruff
Kristian Laemmle-Ruff is a free-lance photographer based in Melbourne, Australia.
For more of his works, please visit http://www.kristianlaemmleruff.com/
About Aeon Lighting Technology
Aeon Lighting Technology (ALT) is a leading high-power LED manufacturer that focuses on precision and quality. Based in Taiwan, ALT puts top priority in safety, performance and overall quality, from the initial research and development, right down to the meticulous manufacturing process.
ALT has been awarded numerous international awards, including M Technology Award (2009), iF Product Design Award (2010), Red Dot Design Award (2011), and Good Design Award (2012). ALT’s team of designers and engineers combine beauty with function to better satisfy the growing needs of customers.
It is also ALT’s mission to provide cutting edge lighting solutions that are environmentally friendly and socially responsible. ALTLED® product series come with a 3-year warranty and have passed safety certificates such as Energy Star, DLC, UL, ETL, CE, PSE, C-TICK, LVD, FCC, TÜV, etc.
For further information, please visit Aeon Lighting http://www.aeonlighting.com/