The Bishop's House: The Role of Light in the Formation of the Sublime Image of the Religious Structure
The Bishop's House with the home church of John the Baptist was built in the mid-to-late XIX century. In 1920, the home church was closed, part of the building was dismantled, and the interior was rebuilt. Only in 1996, the building was transferred to the Krasnoyarsk Eparchy, where divine services were resumed. The restoration of the cultural heritage object began in 2000 and lasted 15 years.
The renovated building acquired its unique night look due to LED equipment by the IntiLED Company. Lighting designers faced a rather difficult task. It was important to maintain the balance of natural and artificial lighting in order to emphasize the aesthetic value and spiritual elevation of the Bishop's House over other objects of the city infrastructure, and at the same time to maintain the architectural integrity of the building.
The use of spotlights of several types with uniform color temperature and the combination of flood and accent architectural lighting made it possible to achieve the desired result. The upward luminous flux of luminaires of the IntiTOP series, arranged in two rows along the entire perimeter of the building, made the structure visually taller, forming the desired look of the sublime. Particular attention is paid to the bell-tower as the crowning element of the building. It is illuminated by narrow-beam spotlights of the IntiSTARK series from the outside and by luminaires of the IntiTOP series from the inside. And the bright light of these luminaires creates a visual image of the inner light and holiness of the church. To illuminate the main entrance, the designers used luminaires of the IntiLINE series with lengths of 130 and 160 cm. They emphasize semi-columns located on both sides of the entrance. To preserve the atmosphere of calm and tranquility for the entire lighting project, neutral white light (4000 K) was chosen, which harmonizes with the masonry of the facade.