Maximizing daylight, expanding spatial boundaries, and a unique and nonconventional illumination scheme were the lighting goals for this music company’s office; filled with iconic rock and roll history and celebrated achievements.
“Art as light and light as music” is the inspiration for a microphone chandelier.Typically used to record sound, microphones were fitted with small incandescent lamps to radiate light out, adding sparkle and visual interest in the waiting area.
The overall lighting scheme pushes the limits of how far apart light fixtures needs to be. A continuous cove, juxtaposed along the gently curving slopped graphic wall and opposite the perimeter windows, provides a wide gradient of light onto the ceiling and fills the entire length of the space with light to balance the daylight. Task lighting at work surfaces insures adequate task illumination. Hovering above - as an architectural cloud - a continuous back lit ceiling provides a diffuse direct glow within the offices and spills into the open circulation and work stations.The glass walls maximize daylight penetration, electric light distribution, and expand exterior views.
Blending the companies history with an innovative lighting design, the entire lighting scheme meets ASHRAE 90.1, with additional energy reduction from a dimming system programmed to mimic a characteristic of daylight - low light levels in the morning gradually peaking mid day, then a gradual decrease by late evening.