Private Residence, Oxfordshire, UK

dpa were appointed to develop the lighting to this beautiful home and landscape within a greenbelt location in Oxfordshire. With architecture by Waind Gohil & Potter and landscaping by Angus Thompson Design, the strong modern scheme led us to an appropriately considered and carefully coordinated series of lighting proposals.

Lighting was integrated within joinery details, positioned discreetly and selected with minimal visual intrusion as a priority. This approach allowed the interior volumes and architectural rhythm to be exposed in the evenings. It was very important to ensure a softness was brought to the home through decorative lighting at low level and gentle highlights to artworks making this a very comfortable environment for the family.

Lighting to the landscape includes decorative wall lanterns around the property, with spike mounted luminaires along routes and providing highlight to key planting elements. The nature of the lighting to the exterior was purposefully low key and respectful of the rural position whilst gently leading out to amazing lakeside views.

Architect: Waind Gohil & Potter
Landscape and Garden Design: Angus Thompson Design
Main Contractor: S W Carpentry & Joinery
Electrical Contractor: N&M Electrical Ltd
Photography: Matt Livey