Frankfurt am Main, DE
This bespoke light fitting illuminates Villa S, a cast in-situ concrete house, in Schriesheim, in southwest Germany.
The lamp delivers both internal and external coverage; works within the structural parameters of the concrete ceilings; and complements the architecture’s exacting, pared-back aesthetic. Existing fittings were unable to meet these requirements, hence the development of the villa’s very own luminaire, measuring 12cm x12cm x8cm.
The outer casing is milled from a solid block of aluminium. Internally, the fitting comprises 49 1W LEDs mounted on a platina plate, combined with a highly polished stainless steel reflector and a specially satinized plexi-glass cover. The result is a low energy, high performance lamp that delivers an even spread of emitted light. Furthermore, the unit sits perfectly flush to the ceiling, so harmonizing with the ascetic clarity of the cast in-situ concrete.
Location: Schriesheim, DE
Additional Credits: All images courtesy of Ian Shaw Architekten BDA RIBA. Photography by Felix Krumbholz.