Le Cabanon

Le Cabanon

Program:
Single Family Vacation Home

Type:
Residential

Size:
3,100 SF (conditioned)
2,625 SF  (unconditioned)

Location:
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

Architect:
Rick Joy Architects, Inc.

Local Architect:
Thomas Hamilton

Contractor:
Norstar

Service:
Full Lighting Design Services for Exterior and Interior. Architectural, Landscape Lighting and Switching, Specialty, Specification, Built-in, Casework, Plug-In Lamps.

Date:
2013-2016

Current:
SD-CA, Completed


Photo Credit:
Joe Fletcher Photography

 The Lighting Design had to meet the architect’s aesthetic and atmospheric understanding and our client’s requirements; one of which was to keep the high cost of locally generated energy and thus operation cost as low as possible.  The use of LEDs throughout guarantees the lowest possible energy consumption and thus reduces energy cost.  A thoughtful minimal approach with maximum effect renders a welcoming atmosphere and warmth throughout the retreat that manages to evoke a homey feel by lighting the 'Life' within the Cabanon.   Photo Credit: Joe Fletcher Photography

The Lighting Design had to meet the architect’s aesthetic and atmospheric understanding and our client’s requirements; one of which was to keep the high cost of locally generated energy and thus operation cost as low as possible.

The use of LEDs throughout guarantees the lowest possible energy consumption and thus reduces energy cost.

A thoughtful minimal approach with maximum effect renders a welcoming atmosphere and warmth throughout the retreat that manages to evoke a homey feel by lighting the 'Life' within the Cabanon.


Photo Credit:
Joe Fletcher Photography

 Building Materials : White Concrete, Sapele Wood, Glass, Marble, Drywall at Bathrooms.  The Project is defined by its purity of Mass and Light.  Photo Credit: Joe Fletcher Photography

Building Materials : White Concrete, Sapele Wood, Glass, Marble, Drywall at Bathrooms.

The Project is defined by its purity of Mass and Light.

Photo Credit:
Joe Fletcher Photography

Sun Valley House

Sun Valley House

Program:
Single Family Vacation Home

Type:
Residential

Size:
7,900 SF (conditioned)

Location:
Sun Valley, Idaho. USA

Architect:
Rick Joy Architects, Inc., 

Contractor:
Schuchart Dow

Award:
among Architecture Record Houses 2014

Service:  
all Lighting Design Services for Exterior and Interior Architectural, Landscape Lighting and Switching, Specialty lighting, specification 

Date:    
 2010 - 2013

Current:
SD - CA, realized

Photo Credit:
Joe Fletcher Photography

 The two floor stand alone mass with 360deg views is nestled into the hillside of Ruud Mountain and terminates with a hidden roof terrace connecting the two bars.   The major views toward north, east and west also allow for a variety of daylight conditions within - wash light on the exposed stone mass (exterior and interior alike, constantly changing light and color on the kinar metal siding, soft light via bounce off the exposed wood beam ceiling structure, Douglas fir wide wood plank floors and skim white drywall finishes, Anegre wood veneers and a variety of large scale stone slabs for bathrooms and wet areas.     Photo Credit: Joe Fletcher Photography

The two floor stand alone mass with 360deg views is nestled into the hillside of Ruud Mountain and terminates with a hidden roof terrace connecting the two bars. 

The major views toward north, east and west also allow for a variety of daylight conditions within - wash light on the exposed stone mass (exterior and interior alike, constantly changing light and color on the kinar metal siding, soft light via bounce off the exposed wood beam ceiling structure, Douglas fir wide wood plank floors and skim white drywall finishes, Anegre wood veneers and a variety of large scale stone slabs for bathrooms and wet areas.

 

Photo Credit:
Joe Fletcher Photography

 The electrical lighting and switching throughout the house allows for soft glows from adjacent areas. The deep exposed wood joist ceiling contains low voltage halogen mono-points, directional spots that ensure illumination for the areas beneath.  At the lower level with drywall ceilings, trimless recessed directional spots ensure adjust-ability for art to be arranged on walls; wall-washers illuminate the gallery and linear LED casework lighting complement the schemes.   All lighting is dimmable and adjustable in light intensities to ensure comfort at all times.     Photo Credit: Joe Fletcher Photography

The electrical lighting and switching throughout the house allows for soft glows from adjacent areas. The deep exposed wood joist ceiling contains low voltage halogen mono-points, directional spots that ensure illumination for the areas beneath.

At the lower level with drywall ceilings, trimless recessed directional spots ensure adjust-ability for art to be arranged on walls; wall-washers illuminate the gallery and linear LED casework lighting complement the schemes. 

All lighting is dimmable and adjustable in light intensities to ensure comfort at all times.

 

Photo Credit:
Joe Fletcher Photography

Phoenix House

Phoenix House

Program:
Single Family Home

Type:
Residential

Size:
4,300 SF + basement (conditioned)

Location:
Cardiff by the Sea, San Diego, California, USA

Architect:
Sebastian Mariscal Studio 

Contractor:
RGB Group

Award:
among Architecture Record Houses 2014

Service:
Full Lighting Design Services for Exterior and Interior Architectural, Landscape Lighting and Switching, Specialty lighting, specification 

Date:
2008 - 2014

Photo Credit:
Yoshihiro Koitano

Phoenix House

Phoenix House

In 2008 Sebastian Mariscal and his team started the design of a new family home.

Phoenix House, located in Cardiff by the Sea would be a 3 story concept home for an Art collector and his family of five. 

The new exposed concrete, three floor home celebrates a meandering path of transitional spaces; starting with the main level entry and a double high gallery it crosses the bridge on the second floor, connecting the stair with the living cooking and library areas, to finally arrive at the roof terrace with an expansive view toward the sea.

 

Photo Credit:
Yoshihiro Koitano

 The early lighting proposals refrained from lighting the art to celebrate the concrete ceiling structure as pure and uninterrupted.  Throughout the process our client finally opted for a more conventional lighting scheme with most flexibility and adaptability with regard to changing needs.    The Architectural Lighting in most areas throughout, now is achieved via ceiling recessed directional low voltage down-lights, which ensure good orientation and safety when wandering throughout the house and for lighting the art.     Photo Credit: Yoshihiro Koitano   

The early lighting proposals refrained from lighting the art to celebrate the concrete ceiling structure as pure and uninterrupted.

Throughout the process our client finally opted for a more conventional lighting scheme with most flexibility and adaptability with regard to changing needs. 


The Architectural Lighting in most areas throughout, now is achieved via ceiling recessed directional low voltage down-lights, which ensure good orientation and safety when wandering throughout the house and for lighting the art.

 

Photo Credit:
Yoshihiro Koitano

 

Lone Mountain Ranch House

Lone Mountain Ranch House

Program:
Single Family Ranch House

Type:
Residential

Size:
4,800 SF (conditioned);
3,200 SF (unconditioned)

Location:
Golden, New Mexico, USA

Architect:
Rick Joy Architects, Inc.

Contractor:
PK Construction

Award:
Architecture Record House of the Month 2013

Service:
Full Lighting Design Services for Exterior and Interior, Architectural, Landscape Lighting and Switching, Specialty lighting, specification, custom lighting solution, procurement 

Date:
2009 - 2012

Current:
SD - CA, realized

Photo Credit:
Peter Ogilvie

Lone Mountain Ranch House

Lone Mountain Ranch House

The Design of the Ranch House is inspired by Japanese tradition. The single form on the landscape appears with a silver reflective distorted hip roof enclosing a star gazing roof terrace and two low points for water harvesting. 
The single floor building is clad in charred wood for wildfire mitigation and the interior ceilings reach high with large overhangs at the terraces and porches adjacent to the entry, living and rooms.

The interiors are light in color and with the use of high sloped drywall ceilings and white stained oak casework and floors. 

 

Photo Credit:
Peter Ogilvie

Lone Mountain House

Lone Mountain House

The Architectural and Landscape lighting is reduced to the essential needs, simple but effective. Light is offered where needed. Two custom systems were designed and specifically made:

    1, a directional task lighting track system with adjustable dimmable LED gimbal narrow floods lamps above the kitchen island and 
    2, six low voltage halogen dimmable custom pendants of darkened and golden hammered brass above the 18 seat dining table.

 

Photo Credit:
Claudia Kappl

Tucson Mountain Retreat

Tucson Mountain Retreat

Program:
Single Family Home

Type:
Residential

Size:
3,650 SF (conditioned)

Location:
Tucson Mountains, Arizona, USA

Architect:
Cade Hayes Architect

Contractor:
Dust Design Build

Award:
Architecture Record House 2013

Service:
Full Lighting Design Services for Exterior and Interior, Architectural, Landscape Lighting and Switching, Specialty lighting, specification 

Date:
2008 - 2012 

Current:
SD - CA, realized

 

Photo Credit:
Claudia Kappl

Tucson Mountain Retreat

Tucson Mountain Retreat

In 2008 Cade Hayes Architect was commissioned their first home in the Tucson Mountains. The design is a single story stand alone mass on the desert landscape; built from rammed earth and interior finishes of painted smooth drywall, walnut veneer, onyx tile and smooth concrete slab floors.

The Architectural Lighting for the home had to be reduced and minimal in appearance yet of easy adjust-ability and ease of control; especially in regard to the overbearing glare of the daylight during daytime and the deep darkness at night. 

 

Photo Credit:
Claudia Kappl

Tucson Mountain Retreat

Tucson Mountain Retreat

The Exterior and Landscape Lighting is controlled via Photocells and timers. The home lighting is controllable via the sophisticated Crestron Light Control system.

The Architectural lighting is minimal in appearance. Drywall ceilings throughout the rooms and living room use trimless ceiling recessed down lights either arranged as single points or in array. A recessed track application running the adjustable fixture heads flush with the acoustic wood ceiling at the den and music (recording) studio allows for maximum flexibility for future adjustments. A linear LED down light complements the otherwise daylight/skylight opening above the kitchen island and counter.
The landscape lighting is low in light intensities and only offers accents along the arrival path and free-flowing firefly fixtures along the landscape step invite to ascent toward the entry. 

 

Photo Credit:
Jeff Goldberg