How little light can one put into a space and yet have enough light, and good lighting?
The particularly minimal approach by the architect required the ceiling to be kept free from pendants, downlights or slots. Our solution was to utilise the windows as main ambient light source during the evening and night time, just as they bring light to the space during the day.
A vertical linear slot on either side of the window reveal conceals luminaires which backlight the sheer blinds and deliver soft ambient light.
Extensive luminaire testing and lighting calculations made sure that the concept works in reality. The ambient light is supplemented by freestanding luminaires controlled with the main lighting, and placed as needed throughout, selected by the owner.