LIGHTING CASE STUDY

LIGHTING CASE STUDY

Lighting can make or break a project whether it’s theatrical or understated. Complex lighting protocols and practicalities are important, especially for clients with important works of art and furnishings are all considered. So too is keeping up with technology allowing us to be more environmentally aware.

THE BRIEF

This massive basement garage had a few industrial bulkhead fittings and a light well at the far end. The garage is used by two homes and is accessed from the street and from internal doorways. The brief was modernise and light this huge dark space in a contemporary style.

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DESIGN CHALLENGES

The main issue was lighting protocols: which lights are to be switched from where and when. The higher light levels required for pedestrian walkways are not necessarily needed in the parking areas; so, although they shouldn’t be left in the dark, reducing the level over the vehicles avoids a “warehouse” feel.  In doing so, however, one needs to remember that lighting to get in and out of cars might not be strong enough for mechanical work.

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SOLUTIONS

I already wanted to line the ceiling to hide unsightly pipework and this created a perfect vault to tuck ambient light fittings into. Walkways have simple downlights with decorative limestone pillars featuring contemporary fittings that spill light up and down.

Lighting protocols included timed switches and elegantly tucked away PIR sensors.

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EXTERIOR CASE STUDY

Design and lighting of an outdoor living space

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