As a living building challenge project, this project only allowed use of materials that met the stringent “red list free” criteria. Extensive research went into finding fixtures that could not only meet these environmental requirements but provide a high quality of light and be aesthetically appropriate for a high-end residential-style design.
An office project with private and open work areas, the client desired a home-like appearance. Custom fabric shade table lamps with dual-circuit dimming connected to scene controls provide ambient light and user-controlled task light. Discrete downlights illuminate central tables. Vertical, sculptural metalwork provides both an artwork opportunity and surface to catch light from with miniature grazing spotlights between work and social zones.
The central social space is a constantly changing lit environment throughout the day, defined by both the sculptural fence feature and faux trapezoidal skylights. Inside the custom skylights lives a combination of upper colored fabric interior panel (with integrated sprinkler head), and sloping, removable, stretched membrane side-panels. Controlled by a custom designed DMX system, tunable-white pixelated LED panels behind the diffusers are programmed so that the panels appear to have higher intensity at top than bottom, like there exists a real light source up above.