Collaborating with Vinci Hamp Architects and Stephanie Wohlner Interiors, we were asked to develop a family home in an existing brick warehouse space. Turning inwards, Lux Populi developed a lighting design emphasizing the visual interaction of the courtyard and the rooms surrounding to create a home that responds to the Chicago climate. When thrown open in the summer, the lighting design creates a continuity from inside to out, spilling light into the courtyard and making an outdoor room. In winter, warmth is communicated by the lantern-like view to the rooms opposite, while trees, art and a fireplace activate the snow-covered garden like a vitrine art piece.
Carefully selected locations contain highly detailed integration, while other areas utilize simple decorative elements for activation, delivering an efficient but elegant project.