Wraparound windows facing the water offer views of ocean, beach, sky, boats, and people during the day. But at night, without a city view, they become a black hole.
The solution is to “frame” windows with lights, to create drama and atmosphere. The windows therefore become a series of picture frames for the occasional passing of a ship.
Equal drama was created in the kitchen, with an illuminated, recessed waterfall. Bedrooms, however, required softer, more nuanced lighting. The bedroom is for privacy and intimacy, there is very little over-head illumination. The exception is at the perimeter where fixtures highlight artwork and decorative objects. The flattering and relaxing ambient lighting comes from recessed wall fixtures that bounce illumination off ceilings and floors.
One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid architects, Miami’s most prestigious new residential tower, is her first residential skyscraper in the western hemisphere.
Located on North Bay Road in Miami Beach, FL - this private 11,500 square-foot mansion exemplifies luxury.
Casa Clara is an exceptional, architecturally significant, modern waterfront home of the highest caliber.
Overlooking 350-acre untouched Hoag Canyon, and the surrounding scenery and privacy are unlike anything else in Los Angeles. Reminiscent of Richard Meier’s Getty Museum, the home is encased in beautiful Travertine stone.
2020 Alton is a brand new Green Home currently in Miami Beach, FL. 2020 Alton is pursuing a LEED rating of Platinum.
A beaux arts private home in Frankfurt, Germany, was renovated to become a 60,000-square-foot insurance office. Uli+friends provided interior and exterior lighting designs. The chiaroscuro facade turns the iconic building into a city landmark.
Lighting levels in retail spaces must be welcoming to customers and flattering for merchandise.
Commercial spaces should never feel like a commercial space. There is no reason for it to be cold and alienating.
A property developer’s spare office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, had the luxury of space.