Lawson St, Sydney
Project : Lawson St Residence, Paddington, Sydney
Architect : Adrian Amore Architects (AAA)
Photography : Courtesy of Adrian Amore Architects
The lighting design for this elegant renovation was brought about by the architectural elements and the client and architect’s desires.
The vast ceiling, spanning across the kitchen dining and living, is a feature in itself. We wanted to avoid dotting the ceiling with lights.
The side wall of this terrace house runs from the front door through to the back court yard, along which art works are to be placed. The size, shape and position of the works were yet to be determined, and were to be rearranged from time to time. This called for a flexible, multipurpose lighting design. A single length of track runs parallel to the art wall, with elegant adjustable track lights enabling them to be focused in various directions and dimmed as desired. This solution allows the client to easily reorganize the lighting to suit their art works, furniture layouts, and with the system’s precise position, the luminaires were also used to illuminate the dining area.
Again to maintain the clear white expanse of the ceiling, 1 single luminaire was chosen to illuminate the central kitchen bench, and again due to the angled ceiling, it had to be highly adjustable. The large scale of this elegant downlight holds its own presence and becomes a decorative architectural feature. The lighting design of the kitchen is enhanced by lighting from the overhead cabinetry washing the splash-backs and bathing the task areas in light.
The simplicity of the lighting design enabled the client to control the light where and how they wished, and to use the space how they wanted to without unbalancing the interior and lighting design.