EP1635110B1 - Disappearing facade element for illumination of building facades and facade including said element - Google Patents

Disappearing facade element for illumination of building facades and facade including said element Download PDF

Info

Publication number
EP1635110B1
EP1635110B1 EP20050017458 EP05017458A EP1635110B1 EP 1635110 B1 EP1635110 B1 EP 1635110B1 EP 20050017458 EP20050017458 EP 20050017458 EP 05017458 A EP05017458 A EP 05017458A EP 1635110 B1 EP1635110 B1 EP 1635110B1
Authority
EP
European Patent Office
Prior art keywords
façade
building
movable panel
light source
movable
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Fee Related
Application number
EP20050017458
Other languages
German (de)
French (fr)
Other versions
EP1635110A2 (en
EP1635110A3 (en
Inventor
Filippo Marazzi
Current Assignee (The listed assignees may be inaccurate. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the list.)
MARAZZI GROUP S.P.A.
Original Assignee
Marazzi Group SpA
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Priority to ITMI20040422 priority Critical patent/ITMI20040422U1/en
Application filed by Marazzi Group SpA filed Critical Marazzi Group SpA
Publication of EP1635110A2 publication Critical patent/EP1635110A2/en
Publication of EP1635110A3 publication Critical patent/EP1635110A3/en
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of EP1635110B1 publication Critical patent/EP1635110B1/en
Expired - Fee Related legal-status Critical Current
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical

Links

Images

Classifications

    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21VFUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • F21V21/00Supporting, suspending, or attaching arrangements for lighting devices; Hand grips
    • F21V21/14Adjustable mountings
    • F21V21/15Adjustable mountings specially adapted for power operation, e.g. by remote control
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21SNON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF; VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLE EXTERIORS
    • F21S8/00Lighting devices intended for fixed installation
    • F21S8/02Lighting devices intended for fixed installation of recess-mounted type, e.g. downlighters
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21SNON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF; VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLE EXTERIORS
    • F21S8/00Lighting devices intended for fixed installation
    • F21S8/02Lighting devices intended for fixed installation of recess-mounted type, e.g. downlighters
    • F21S8/028Lighting devices intended for fixed installation of recess-mounted type, e.g. downlighters being retractable, i.e. having two fixed positions, one recessed, e.g. in a wall, floor or ceiling, and one extended when in use
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21VFUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • F21V33/00Structural combinations of lighting devices with other articles, not otherwise provided for
    • F21V33/006General building constructions or finishing work for buildings, e.g. roofs, gutters, stairs or floors; Garden equipment; Sunshades or parasols
    • GPHYSICS
    • G09EDUCATION; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
    • G09FDISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS
    • G09F19/00Miscellaneous advertising or display means not provided for elsewhere
    • G09F19/22Advertising or display means on roads, walls, or similar surfaces, e.g. illuminated
    • G09F19/226Building external wall displays; Facade advertisement
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21VFUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • F21V21/00Supporting, suspending, or attaching arrangements for lighting devices; Hand grips
    • F21V21/14Adjustable mountings
    • F21V21/30Pivoted housings or frames
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21WINDEXING SCHEME ASSOCIATED WITH SUBCLASSES F21K, F21L, F21S and F21V, RELATING TO USES OR APPLICATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS
    • F21W2131/00Use or application of lighting devices or systems not provided for in codes F21W2102/00-F21W2121/00
    • F21W2131/10Outdoor lighting
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21WINDEXING SCHEME ASSOCIATED WITH SUBCLASSES F21K, F21L, F21S and F21V, RELATING TO USES OR APPLICATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS
    • F21W2131/00Use or application of lighting devices or systems not provided for in codes F21W2102/00-F21W2121/00
    • F21W2131/10Outdoor lighting
    • F21W2131/107Outdoor lighting of the exterior of buildings

Description

  • This invention relates to a façade of a building provided with a disappearing lighting element such that it does not interfere with the appearance of the façade in particular during daytime.
  • The realization of façade lighting systems usable for example in nighttime hours to produce plays of light and special aesthetic effects on the building is known in the art.
  • Know lighting systems however generally include a plurality of floodlights fastened on the outer façade of the building and remaining exposed even when not in use. These lights, indeed, can ruin the aesthetic appearance of the façade and remain continuously at the mercy of bad weather or possible vandalisms. EP 0 921 253 A contains the preamble of claim 1.
  • BE 1013381 A3 discloses a movable panel containing a light source, which is housed in a niche in a wall and can be rotated to project outside the wall surface to illuminate the wall or the ceiling.
  • The general purpose of this invention is to remedy the above mentioned shortcomings by making available a façade provided with a lighting system that does not interfere with the overall aesthetic effect produced by the building and in particular in daylight hours.
  • Another purpose of this invention is to make available a lighting system such that the light source would remain exposed to bad weather or vandalism as little as possible.
  • In view of this purpose it was sought to provide in accordance with this invention a building façade according to claim 1.
  • To clarify the explanation of the innovative principles of this invention and its advantages compared with the prior art there is described below with the aid of the annexed drawings a possible embodiment thereof by way of non-limiting example applying said principles. In the drawings:
    • FIG 1 shows a view of a façade part having a lighting system in accordance with this invention,
    • FIG 2 shows a side view of the lighting element of the façade with hidden light source,
    • FIG 3 shows another side view of the façade lighting element configured to illuminate the building, and
    • FIG 4 shows a rear view of the lighting element inside the façade.
  • With reference to the figures, FIG 1 shows part of a façade 11 of a building including a plurality of modular covering panels 12 for example rectangular tiles made of ceramic.
  • The panels 12 are virtually coplanar with each other and define the surface of the façade 11. The panel 13, which can be sized identically to the panels 12, is movable between a protruding position inclined to the façade surface (shown in FIG 1) and a position coplanar with the façade plane.
  • When the panel 13 is in the protruding position, in the space between the panel and the façade surface there is at least one light source 14 oriented with the light beam toward the building façade. Two light sources realized in accordance with the prior art are shown in the example of FIG 1.
  • In the protruding position the movable panel 13 could be inclined to the vertical surface by an angle of between 5° and 30° which would be enough to allow the light source to illuminate the building façade 11.
  • In one realization of this invention the light sources 14 are housed in a supporting frame or structure 15 to which the movable panel 13 is fastened.
  • The supporting frame 15 together with the light source 14 and the movable panel 13 make up the façade element designed to supply the façade lighting.
  • FIG 2 shows a side view of the façade part where the façade element designed for lighting is arranged and configured with the light source 14 hidden inside the façade.
  • In accordance with the prior art contrivances, each covering panel 12 is fastened to a pair of horizontal support sections 16. The horizontal sections 16 are fastened to vertical sections 17 which in turn are anchored to the wall 19 of the building by appropriate clamps 18 also realized in accordance with prior art. Said contrivances allow forming between the building panels and wall an air space which can be ventilated if necessary in accordance with known techniques of the building industry.
  • The movable panel 13 differently from the panels 12 is fastened to a movable supporting frame 15 forming a space designed to house the light source 14.
  • In one embodiment of this invention the frame 15 has a virtually prismatic form with an acute triangular cross section. Opposite its narrow part, the frame 15 is hinged to the support 21 through the horizontal hinge 20. The support 21 is fastened to the above-mentioned vertical sections 17.
  • Opposite its wide part the frame 15 is constrained to the rod 22 for transport. The rod 22 is moved by the powered driving gear 23 designed to shift the frame 15 between the retracted position of FIG 2 and the protruding position of FIG 3.
  • The driving gear 23 is realized in accordance with the prior art and fastened to the wall 19 of the building and controlled so as to move the movable panel 13 alternatively between the position coplanar with the façade surface in daylight hours and the inclined protruding position in the nighttime hours.
  • Advantageously the panel 13 is fastened to the frame 15 so as to rotate around its lower horizontal edge.
  • It is noted that in FIG 3 the wide part of the space 15 is closed by a covering glass 30 designed to project the light source 14 when the panel 13 is in the protruding position.
  • FIG 4 shows the three panels of FIG 2 from the inside of the façade with the handling rod 22 and the driving gear 23 removed.
  • It is noted in particular that the two covering panels 12 are anchored to the horizontal sections 16 which are in turn fastened to the vertical sections 17. The panel 13 on the contrary is fastened to the supporting frame 15 which houses the light source (not shown in the figures). The supporting frame 15 as mentioned above is hinged to the support 21 and has a width less than that of the panels to be insertable between the vertical sections 17 when the movable panel 13 is coplanar with the outer panels 12.
  • It is now clear that the preset purposes have been achieved. Indeed, when the movable panel 13 is in the position coplanar with the façade surface the light source 14 is positioned in the air space between the building wall and the façade without remaining in view or exposed to vandalism.
  • When the movable panel 13 is in the protruding position of FIG 3 the façade is illuminated while keeping the light source 14 little exposed behind the movable panel 13.
  • Naturally the above description of an embodiment applying the innovative principles of this invention is given by way of non-limiting example of said principles within the scope of the exclusive right claimed here.
  • In an unclaimed embodiment, the light source could be fastened inside the façade as regards the building and there could be arranged on the movable panel a mirror to reflect the source light towards the façade when the panel is in the protruding position.

Claims (13)

  1. Building façade comprising a supporting structure (16, 17, 18) and a plurality of modular, coplanar covering panels (12, 13) defining the surface of the façade and supported by said supporting structure at a predetermined distance from a wall (19) of the building to form an air space between the panels and the building wall, characterized in that at last one panel (13) of the plurality of panels contains a light source (14) for illumination of the exterior of the façade and is movable between a position virtually coplanar with the façade surface, in which the light source (14) is housed in said air space, and a position protruding from the façade surface, in which the light source (14) is operative to illuminate the exterior of the façade.
  2. Building façade according to claim 1, characterized in that said at last one movable panel (13) has the same shape and size as the other nodular panels (12) of the plurality of panels.
  3. Building façade according to claim 1, characterized in that the light source (14) is integral with the movable panel (13).
  4. Building façade according to claim 1, characterized in that the light source (14) is movable between a position inside the façade when the movable panel (13) is coplanar with the façade surface and a position outside the façade surface when the movable panel (13) is in the protruding position.
  5. Building façade according to claim 1, characterized in that the movable panel (13) is fastened to a supporting frame (15) hinged to a support integral with the building.
  6. Building façade according to claim 5, characterized in that the hinging axis of the supporting frame (15) is horizontal.
  7. Building façade according to claim 5, characterized in that the supporting frame (15) is movable by a powered driving gear device (23).
  8. Building façade according to claim 5, characterized in that the light source (14) is fastened to the supporting frame (15) of the movable panel (13).
  9. Building façade according to claim 8, characterized in that the supporting frame (15) formes a space in which the light source (14) is housed, with said space being closed by a light-source protection glass (30).
  10. Building façade according to claim 1, characterized in that the movable panel (13) is rectangular.
  11. Building façade according to claim 10, characterized in that the movable panel (13) is constrained to the façade in such a manner as to be rotatable around one of its edges.
  12. Building façade according to claim 11, characterized in that in the protruding position relative to the façade surface the movable panel (13) is inclined at an angle between 5° and 30º to said façade surface.
  13. Building façade according to claim 1, characterized in that the movable panel (13) is a ceramic tile.
EP20050017458 2004-09-13 2005-08-11 Disappearing facade element for illumination of building facades and facade including said element Expired - Fee Related EP1635110B1 (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
ITMI20040422 ITMI20040422U1 (en) 2004-09-13 2004-09-13 "retractable facade element for the illumination of building facades and facade including this element"

Publications (3)

Publication Number Publication Date
EP1635110A2 EP1635110A2 (en) 2006-03-15
EP1635110A3 EP1635110A3 (en) 2007-07-18
EP1635110B1 true EP1635110B1 (en) 2010-09-29

Family

ID=35883400

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
EP20050017458 Expired - Fee Related EP1635110B1 (en) 2004-09-13 2005-08-11 Disappearing facade element for illumination of building facades and facade including said element

Country Status (5)

Country Link
EP (1) EP1635110B1 (en)
DE (1) DE602005023820D1 (en)
ES (1) ES2353698T3 (en)
IT (1) ITMI20040422U1 (en)
RU (2) RU2005128357A (en)

Cited By (1)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
CN108954071A (en) * 2018-04-12 2018-12-07 安徽正飞信息科技有限公司 A kind of explosion-proof concealed wall lamp

Families Citing this family (10)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
MX2008016033A (en) * 2006-06-17 2009-06-18 Rotating High Towers S A Rotatable building structure.
DE202010001365U1 (en) * 2010-01-25 2011-06-01 Zumtobel Lighting Gmbh System and luminaire unit for brightening or illuminating a façade structure
ITMI20130533A1 (en) * 2013-04-08 2014-10-09 Sforzin Illuminazione Di Sforzin Gu Ido Lighting lamp contained in a special niche
ITCR20130028A1 (en) * 2013-11-15 2015-05-16 Oleandri Marco Ditta Individuale Retractable lighting fixture
DE102014109856A1 (en) * 2014-07-14 2016-01-14 Lucem Gmbh Lighting installation and method for replacing at least one lighting element of a lighting installation
FR3027096A1 (en) * 2014-10-13 2016-04-15 Saint-Gobain Placo LUMINOUS PANEL
IT201700054267A1 (en) * 2017-05-18 2018-11-18 Gj Service S R L PAINTING AND DRYING CABIN.
RU185886U1 (en) * 2018-07-26 2018-12-21 Светлана Тавабилевна Гайнанова FACADE SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED LED LIGHT SOURCES
WO2020022938A1 (en) * 2018-07-26 2020-01-30 Светлана Тавабилевна ГАЙНАНОВА Facade construction with integrated led light sources
CN111609354A (en) * 2020-05-29 2020-09-01 中国商用飞机有限责任公司 Reading lighting device and vehicle and passenger cabin compartment using same

Family Cites Families (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3117728A (en) * 1960-09-12 1964-01-14 Westinghouse Electric Corp Lighting system
US5682131A (en) * 1996-04-04 1997-10-28 Gow; Thomas W. Retractable tamper resistant annunciator
DE19624707A1 (en) * 1996-06-21 1998-01-02 Mike Brinkmann Room or location lamp for wall mounting
DE29916729U1 (en) * 1999-09-23 1999-12-09 Stadtwerke Hagen Ag Device for illuminating the facade of a building
BE1013381A3 (en) * 2000-04-11 2001-12-04 Kreon Nv Light bracket
AT281629T (en) * 2000-12-22 2004-11-15 Thomas Emde Sandwich-like panel element

Cited By (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
CN108954071A (en) * 2018-04-12 2018-12-07 安徽正飞信息科技有限公司 A kind of explosion-proof concealed wall lamp
CN108954071B (en) * 2018-04-12 2020-12-29 安徽正飞信息科技有限公司 Explosion-proof hidden pinup of washing

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date
RU94257U1 (en) 2010-05-20
ES2353698T3 (en) 2011-03-04
EP1635110A2 (en) 2006-03-15
ITMI20040422U1 (en) 2004-12-13
DE602005023820D1 (en) 2010-11-11
RU2005128357A (en) 2007-03-20
EP1635110A3 (en) 2007-07-18

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US20200182421A1 (en) Lamp and illuminated hardscape
JP5860084B2 (en) Lighting device
CN104508369B (en) Side illuminated lighting apparatus for window
US6655819B2 (en) Luminaire
CA1263232A (en) Inflatable sign
US6976765B2 (en) Enclosure for a light source
US4599684A (en) Light reflector system
US5528471A (en) Skylight and lamp combination
US6517216B1 (en) Adjustable fluorescent lighting fixtures
CN101706052B (en) Method and device for lighting involving reflectors
US7114826B1 (en) Light rope crown molding
ES2311075T3 (en) TRANSPARENT ELEMENT, IN PARTICULAR OF LAMINATED GLASS.
US20030161153A1 (en) Ceiling lighting fixture assembly
US7144132B2 (en) Two-sided illuminated panel with uniform illumination
US20020191391A1 (en) Exterior lighting systems
MX2015002078A (en) Recessed luminaire adjustment mechanism.
EP1888858A2 (en) Method and apparatus for selective solar control
WO2005052751A3 (en) Light system manager
JP2008545905A (en) Artificial window
JP2009266794A (en) Solar light luminaire
AU2005210537B2 (en) LCD billboard
DE202006005427U1 (en) lighting device
ES2147914T3 (en) A lighting device.
US7736014B2 (en) Hybrid lighting system
AU5621598A (en) Light emitting articles with light reflecting structures

Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
AX Request for extension of the european patent to

Extension state: AL BA HR MK YU

AK Designated contracting states:

Kind code of ref document: A2

Designated state(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

RAP1 Transfer of rights of an ep published application

Owner name: MARAZZI GROUP S.P.A.

AX Request for extension of the european patent to

Extension state: AL BA HR MK YU

AK Designated contracting states:

Kind code of ref document: A3

Designated state(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

17P Request for examination filed

Effective date: 20071217

17Q First examination report

Effective date: 20080117

AKX Payment of designation fees

Designated state(s): DE ES FR GB IT

AK Designated contracting states:

Kind code of ref document: B1

Designated state(s): DE ES FR GB IT

REG Reference to a national code

Ref country code: GB

Ref legal event code: FG4D

REF Corresponds to:

Ref document number: 602005023820

Country of ref document: DE

Date of ref document: 20101111

Kind code of ref document: P

REG Reference to a national code

Ref country code: ES

Ref legal event code: FG2A

Effective date: 20110222

PG25 Lapsed in a contracting state announced via postgrant inform. from nat. office to epo

Ref country code: IT

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT

Effective date: 20100929

REG Reference to a national code

Ref country code: DE

Ref legal event code: R097

Ref document number: 602005023820

Country of ref document: DE

Effective date: 20110630

GBPC Gb: european patent ceased through non-payment of renewal fee

Effective date: 20110811

PG25 Lapsed in a contracting state announced via postgrant inform. from nat. office to epo

Ref country code: GB

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF NON-PAYMENT OF DUE FEES

Effective date: 20110811

REG Reference to a national code

Ref country code: FR

Ref legal event code: PLFP

Year of fee payment: 12

PGFP Postgrant: annual fees paid to national office

Ref country code: DE

Payment date: 20160802

Year of fee payment: 12

PGFP Postgrant: annual fees paid to national office

Ref country code: FR

Payment date: 20160712

Year of fee payment: 12

PGFP Postgrant: annual fees paid to national office

Ref country code: ES

Payment date: 20160712

Year of fee payment: 12

REG Reference to a national code

Ref country code: DE

Ref legal event code: R119

Ref document number: 602005023820

Country of ref document: DE

REG Reference to a national code

Ref country code: FR

Ref legal event code: ST

Effective date: 20180430

PG25 Lapsed in a contracting state announced via postgrant inform. from nat. office to epo

Ref country code: DE

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF NON-PAYMENT OF DUE FEES

Effective date: 20180301

PG25 Lapsed in a contracting state announced via postgrant inform. from nat. office to epo

Ref country code: FR

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF NON-PAYMENT OF DUE FEES

Effective date: 20170831

REG Reference to a national code

Ref country code: ES

Ref legal event code: FD2A

Effective date: 20181029

PG25 Lapsed in a contracting state announced via postgrant inform. from nat. office to epo

Ref country code: ES

Free format text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF NON-PAYMENT OF DUE FEES

Effective date: 20170812