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Three Shades of White



Interior, Landscape and Facade Lighting


Dubai - UAE


ACME, Hopkins, LWD

Interior Design

GO ID, Hopkins Interiors, Anuska Hampel, LWD Interior Design

Completion Date

Project Summary

With an unique architecture style, the facade lighting for the boutique hotel should be at least as grand as the architecture.

The facade is formed with a series of triple porticos giving depth and tridimensionality to the design. Observing the way that the facade reacts during the day time was our inspiration to replicate during nightime. With the portico's steps going towards the inside of the building, our idea was to make a transition between the interior and the exterior of the building - from warm to cold.

The portico's steps would have inground recessed super narrow beam projectors to highlight the facade with three different color temperature, 2700K, 3000K and 4000K.

At the hotel porte cochere, we used the change of material as the main factor to make a very distinctive lighting. Concealed lighting into double coves with copper finish would bring the

the warmth throughout the space and the exterior bespoke chandelier would bring the luxury feeling to the hotel main entrance.

Opposite to the porte cochere, on the canal side - ground floor where restaurants and shops will be located, we've followed the same scheme as the front part, with the facade lighting and hanging pendants among the porticos to illuminate the external dining areas.

Following the exterior lighting scheme as our principle, our priority was to create a warm and welcome atmosphere in the hotel's interiors. We've used several layers of light to create different moods throughout the internal areas. Lighting was carefully integrated into coves, coffers, joinery and elegant suspended pendants hang in the bar and cigar lounge. Inside the hotel rooms, the interior designer proposed a well balanced solution between contemporary and classical design. The lighting scheme works in harmony with the stylish contemporary architecture and crisp, clean lines of the interior design. The room is divided by a linear concealed lighting detail that "wraps" the entire room, from floor to ceiling.

At the main entrance lobby our approach was to create the "homely feeling" yet keeping the sense of luxury as per client's request. Adding some decorative elements as the wall sconces, table lamps, floor lamps, cove lighting and the indirect bespoke pendant would add multiple layer of lighting promoting a soft glow and very warmth feeling into the space.

Project was undertaken while Rodrigo was an associate lighting designer at NULTY +.

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