Ian Shaw Architekten

Ian Shaw Architekten

Frankfurt am Main, DE


12 x 12

This bespoke light fitting illuminates Villa S, a cast in-situ concrete house, in Schriesheim, in southwest Germany.

The project required a light unit to deliver both internal and external coverage; work within the structural parameters of the cast in-situ concrete ceilings; and be able to complement the project’s exacting, pared-back aesthetic. Existing fittings were researched but there wasn't anything appropriate, hence the villa developing its very own luminaire, measuring 12cm x12cm x8cm.

The outer casing is milled from a solid block of aluminium. Internally, the design 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 finished product is a low energy, high performance lamp that delivers an even spread of emitted light. Furthermore, the unit sits perfectly flush when recessed; there is no external mounting or trim, so maximising the ascetic clarity of the cast in-situ concrete.

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Status: Built
Location: Schriesheim, DE
Additional Credits: All images courtesy of Ian Shaw Architekten BDA RIBA. Photography by Felix Krumbholz.


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