Frankfurt am Main, DE
This well-honed bespoke light fitting, milled from a solid block of aluminium, will shortly illuminate Villa S, a cast in-situ concrete house near Heidelberg in South West Germany.
The light unit measures 12cm x 12cm x 8cm; it provides both interior and exterior coverage; and, in the numbers required, its collective volume comfortably works within the tectonics of the scheme. Furthermore, and in accordance with the dwelling’s minimal aesthetic, the design delivers a perfectly flush finish when recessed; there is no external mounting or casing, just a 5mm aluminium rim as an interface between the concrete and the luminaire’s outer covering.
12 x12 comprises a grid configuration of 49 1W LEDs mounted on a platina plate, combined with a highly polished stainless steel reflector, and a specially satinized plexiglass cover. The result is a low energy, high performance light-fitting that delivers an even spread of emitted light.
Location: Heidelberg, DE
Additional Credits: All images courtesy of Ian Shaw Architekten BDA RIBA. Photography by Felix Krumbholz.