LOCATION: DUBAI, UAE
SCOPE: INTERNAL, FAÇADE & LANDSCAPE LIGHTING DESIGN
The construction is located in a generous plot overlooking Dubai, and was the main reason for proposing an external lighting design which would enhance the landscape area while maintaining discrete lighting levels to enjoy the views. The main lighting strategies utilized were soft indirect wash along the borders (steps, flowerbeds, furniture and platforms) and accent on the natural elements. The former helps define sub-spaces, and provides enough light to move comfortably. The accent lighting is placed on key plants, creating an active background and attractive focal points.
The premise for the indoor lighting design was to create a hospitable ambience, while stressing the architectural features. Ceiling coves throughout the house provide soft indirect light, which is coupled with accent light on key elements, such as artwork, furniture and functional areas. Several lighting details were developed, such as wall grooves and niches, which improve the final aesthetical experience. The overall effect is welcoming, functional and contemporary.