Barn Conversion Lighting Design
Project: Modern Barn Conversion, Sussex - 2007
Interior Lighting Design scheme
Brief: To use light to pull together two very different styles of building, an original Grade II listed barn and its modern Le Corbusier inspired extension by LCE architects. Due to the Grade II listed nature of the original building being in such stark contrast to the new modern extension, the lighting design scheme had to work in both, bringing the two eras together harmoniously.
Concept: An adventurous lighting design scheme was developed that pushed the boundaries using modern technology, top end LED lighting equipment and exquisite fittings ranging from the classic Louis Poulsen Artichoke to the most advanced luminaires to the market.
In the original structure, halogen lighting was used to enhance the warmth of the natural colours and textures of the wood and brick, whereas in the modern extension the latest LED lighting technology was utilised to complement the geometry of the architectural design features, along with some further halogen lighting.
Working very closely with the client’s defined style but being allowed a free rein, meant that this was a dream project to work on, and really allowed Eleni to use her lighting design skills and creativity whilst working so closely with the client’s vision and obvious passion for the building.