Working with Andrew Black Design in Dundee, we were asked to assist with the new build they were creating for a client in Scotland. This unique contemporary property lies in a fantastic setting at the foot of the Sidlaw Hills in Angus, Scotland and we designed and commissioned the lighting and Lutron control systems for interior and external treatments.
Working with ERCO lighting, we designed the control systems using an array of programmed user interfaces for the various zones within this property. Our brief was to commission and programme the lighting to augment the interior design and architecture.
In the build phase, we designed the wiring systems and control interfaces, project managed the installation and provided guidance and instruction to the chosen electrical contractor.
The property featured over 200 ‘darklight’ luminaires in over 20 zones, including main living spaces, feature staircase and master bedroom suite.
The feature staircase is a beautiful sweeping element that dominates the entrance floor, and the client was keen to see this as a dynamic feature in its own right. Using RGB LED flexible strips, we were able to create different colour scenes that would be used at varying times of day and night to both highlight the curves, and provide a talking point.
Countless scenes were created using the Lutron system, and one in particular allowed the owners to press a ‘night’ scene button when emerging from their bedroom to go to the kitchen downstairs. The scenes were timed to light the way down the staircase and into the kitchen. The lights gently fade as you move between the different room which was designed to be very subtle and a great example of a personalised lighting scheme.
The house is a successful marriage of contemporary architecture in a fantastic setting, and we were pleased that our lighting design helped the owners benefit from a subtle and extensive glare free interior scheme, with an easy to use interface.
2nd March 2017
Case Study, Lighting, Residential AV