design et al are delighted to announce that Hugo Light Design / Goldstein Ween Architects have been shortlisted for Residential Architectural Property Award within The International Design and Architecture Awards 2018.
This project involved a complete renovation/strip out and re design of a Victorian terraced house creating open plan linked spaces through the architecture supported with the lighting design which was considered/integrated into the fabric of the building for an unexpected enjoyable experience. The brief for Goldstein Ween Architects and Hugo Light Design was to create a calm but sophisticated interior, the lighting was to have few recessed directional spotlights as possible and was to respond to the architectural design considering the flow and use through the spaces.
For Hugo Light Design, some of the key aspects of the project included the stair lighting concept, the double height dining space lighting concept, the shower room concept on the top floor and in general the flow of open plan spaces which doesn’t interrupt the primary use of each space. The house although traditionally Victorian from the outside is a stark but pleasurable contrast on the inside allowing it to sit within the area without being conspicuous or out of place.
There were many artisanal skills that were required for this project which involved the free-standing steel stair with minimal supports from the surrounding space from the basement to the top floor. This allowed for concealed continuous lighting creating a piece of sculpture from an everyday essential item. The rendered wall art in the garden was created by inserting explosive charges into the render and detonating them to create the art.
This project is successful due to the harmonious teamwork between Hugo Light Design, Goldstein Ween Architects and Bluebird Building Company which involved taking the time to understand the principles of the design or the language running through the house and continuing this language through the choice of luminaires and architecture.