Designed by Adam Sokol Architecture Practice pllc
Photos by Jonathan Leijonhufvud Architectural Photography
This project is a renovation that combined two units from a former office tower to provide a contemporary residential space while maintaining the art gallery feel throughout. The owner's preferences were taken into consideration when planning the lighting design.
To eliminate the visual and psychological effects of heavy smog, all perimeter glazing areas were treated to simulate daylight. An LED intelligent white system, hidden inside the perimeter cove, was developed to simulate ambient lighting that could change from warm (2700K) to cool white (6500K), depending on the season, time of day, and outdoor lighting conditions by tuning the lighting. A semi translucent curtain is used to redirect the lighting in the cove towards the interior area. Decorative LED pendants and downlights (3500K) provide task lighting.
2015 American Institute of Architects, Buffalo/Western New York Chapter - Design Award for Residential
2016 American Institute of Architects, New York State Chapter - Design Award, Interiors
2016 IES Illumination - International Award of Merit
2016 IES Illumination - Toronto Section Award