Belgrave House, LondonThe External Environment
Lighting was considered to play a significant role in the overall success of the project, both in terms of complimenting the interior design and highlighting the sleek exterior architecture. The client required the lighting to reflect the ambition of a visually stimulating office development that had a welcoming, interesting and vibrant reception area, whilst addressing issues of lamp life, energy consumption and maintenance. In addition the lighting was required to appropriately emphasis the contemporary and minimalistic lines of the street architecture, setting the building apart from other office developments in the area.
The lighting to the feature glass artwork was particularly challenging and necessitated lighting trials to address issues of colour, intensity, offset, access and the impact and penetration of natural light on to the glass. The glass artist required cool white lines of light at varying lengths to give the illusion of depth and perspective and wanted the lighting to be operational throughout the day.