How litle light can one put into a space and yet have enough light and good lighting? The ceiling didn't allow the installation of pendands downlighs or slots. Our approach was to use the windows as main ambient light source. Two linear slot-lights on the window sided in combination with linears placed behind the blind create a pleasant ambient light. Excessive luminaire testing and lighting calculations made sure that the concept works in reality. The ambient light is sublemented by decorative luminiares on floor or table that have been installed by the owner at a later stage.
Quai De Bethune, Paris
- John Pawson