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The Light Corporation is shortlisted into the Lighting Design Awards 2013!

Posted on 13th December 2012

In recognition of our standout work in 2012, we have been shortlisted in the 2013 Lighting Design Awards for our work on the ‘Sonning’ high-spec residential property in Berkshire.

This award winning private residence in rural Berkshire is a recently built property for a client who required a contemporary lighting scheme within their ultra modern home.

The understanding client gave total freedom to the Architect (Gregory Phillips) and our own Tim Henderson to fully integrate the lighting design around the architecture of the building and the surrounding landscape gardens, forging a true marriage of form and light.

Naturally, Tim had a large number of products from our standard range at his disposal, other specialist lighting manufacturers to source from and a bespoke product design department at TLC HQ dedicated to creating high quality, hand built products for this project’s unique lighting design.

A key feature of this home is the glass panels that make up the large open window areas around the house, providing high levels of natural daylight, making interior lighting an important consideration to fit in with the design of the building.

This is why hidden lighting features play a large part in this unique feature of the home, and the extensive use of LED strip lighting in many areas of the home compliment the standard downlight arrangements in many of the living areas without providing any direct lighting.

Another architectural highlight of the property is the use of fluorescent uplights within the flint exterior walls. Creating another hidden lighting effect, these beams of light appear to ‘cut’ through the wall providing another eye-catching feature externally.

A selection of products used by The Light Corporation in this project include Shomei 1&2 and Tyrell 35 for general downlighting in living areas, Dekard Wall Lights that add interesting stairway lighting effects, C-Beam 50 exterior spotlights, Sif LED’s for indoor uplighting and IP65 rated exterior downlights from Simes for under canopy downlighting.

Some products were especially sourced from boutique manufacturers for this project. The decorative Pendant in the double-height reception of the house was by Ingo-Maurer, while TLC designers used blown glass balls from Bocci to create beautiful bespoke chandeliers in other areas of the building.

Tim was also keen to utilise the reflective nature of outdoor ponds and swimming pools where possible in the scheme to add dynamism and depth to the lighting around them, ensuring that these watery features would not go un-noticed by the clients and visitors alike.

A highlight of the exterior of the property is the main entrance path leading to the front door. Here, our Vizor Uno LED exterior pathlight was used for lighting the distance from the courtyard to the main entrance allowing for reflections of light to be given off by glass and water along the way.

A flexible lighting control system by Lutron allows the whole lighting scheme to be manipulated by the client in a number of ways to suit different times of the day and different moods, proving that this project is a bold expression of modern contemporary architecture working in complete harmony with an exceptional lighting scheme by The Light Corporation.