The Angsana Resort in Corfu island is a promising 5 star hotel located in Saint Stephanos Benitses, currently being redesigned & rebuild by Kratis S.A.
The following project titled “Water Reflexions & Shadows” is a lighting design concept focusing in lighting a main interior & exterior recreational area of the resort using a unique technique and liquid elements.
The following videos present Constantinos Tseklenis lighting design concept for the light well of the atrium which is located in the center of the architectural project for which he has proposed a certain technical infrastructure involving mini pools, water features and plexi-glass tanks filled with a mixture of colored mineral oil and water. Also a metallic Kevlar fabric screen element in the interior architecture on which the water reflexions and shadows will be projected in both day and night lighting conditions.
His design concept is based in creating a water feature on the roof garden that will look as an overflow swimming pool. Next he produces water movement and turbulence to create reflections and shadows that will pass through the glass bottom bed of the pool as reflection schemes. The Day & Technical Light Rays will penetrate moving plexiglass liquid panels filled with colored mineral oil & water hanging below the pool᾽s bed and finally get projected on the interior canvas of the light well in the Atrium. He collaborated with architect Dimitris Kiriazis to design the layout development and the elements constructions.
The video above shows studio tests made with mineral oil colors using various techniques of solvents and water dyes into liquid mixtures that can produce many desired effects and visuals. Depending on the percentage ratio between oil and water and on the quantity or quality of the color dye, various different visual creations can be produced. Last but not least the liquids transparency works well with back projections of water reflections produced by a water feature.