PresentationBRINGING NATURE CLOSER TO MODERN SPACE
The Celts believed that every tree had a wise spirit, whose face could be seen in the bark. Today, the mysterious power of nature continues to envelope our souls, exposing us to the energy released by the elements.
ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION
Mauro Lomba, Maria Pierres and Jorge Lameiro, the creators of the PDS beacon series, began with a slender design concept inspired by the natural world, adapting the form and finish to a small, thickly barked bush. The idea of a forest of light responded to the urban landscape challenges of the locations for where the series was originally conceived. The first PDS beacons were integrated into the Pousadas of Salnés, a series of projects designed by architect Mauro Lomba, based in Pontevedra (Spain), the results of which were published internationally by renowned architectural magazines, such as Stone Ideas.
MATERIALS AND STRUCTURE
The PDS beacon body consists of a steel structure characterized by a standard square section of 120 mm. This frame houses an optical LED module based on the HL’s Argon Pressurised System (APS)® technology (pp.x), whose light distribution can be uni- or bi-directionally arranged. The weathering or Corten steel used in the PDS series is obtained by allowing the surface layer to rust through controlled activation and a chemical neutralization process. The accuracy of this process ensures protection against the corrosive action of the environment, equipping the finish with a high level of uniformity.
Here are the basic dimensions of the PDS series:
Industrial Designer (Pontevedra)
Architect and founder of the Mauro Lomba studio