LAPD designed the lighting for the reception space, canopy and landscaped areas around this high-end residential tower in Moscow. The interior lighting scheme has created intimacy, warmth and a high level of visual interest within an architecturally dominant space.
Around the walls of the reception area, large paintings pay homage to the impressionist artist Monet. Adjustable, high CRI downlights highlight the paintings against the dark stone backdrop. The downlight feature outputs and optics carefully selected for each painting. As a result, they became vibrant feature elements around the perimeter and allowed decorative lighting features to stand out throughout the rest of the lobby.
Keeping the number of recessed adjustable lights to a minimum ensured a pure ceiling aesthetic.
With exception to the entrance zone, no other downlighting featured within the space. A small number of recessed downlights provides a soft level of light in the entrance.
Concealed linear LED highlights the changes in ceiling height and provides glare-free ambient lighting. Similarly, linear LED set beneath the stair treads boosts ambient light levels and reinforces the strength of the architecture. These elements enhance the interior, consequently adding visual interest. They also increase the perceived size and brightness of the reception area. This therefore allows lower overall light levels, providing an intimate feel within the space.
A single visible line of light, recessed into the ceiling above the reception desk, identifies it and provides it with the required prominence within the space. This is the only visible line of light within the lobby.