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Sydney Harbour Art House

Prize(s) Winners in Residential Lighting
Company Cundall
Lead Designers Bettina Easton
Architecture Company Fox Johnston
Interior Design Company Michelle Astudillo Interior Design
Client Confidential
Photo Credits Mitch Cameron
Completion Date 2021
Project Location Sydney Australia
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Entry Description

When two Sydney art collectors created a home for themselves and their collection of artworks, lighting was an integral element in the interior design scheme.
The solution for artwork display areas uses track lighting with magnetic luminaires that can be individually dimmed via an app. This is a safe and highly practical solution, allowing the owners to easily alter displays and cater for artworks of different dimensions. A Bluetooth-enabled smart lighting control system incorporating direct control and optional pre-programmed scenes ensures illuminance levels for artworks and living areas can be adjusted seamlessly.
Flourishes such as a linear LED within a circular skylight in the stairwell create a subtle navigation strategy. A dark sky lighting approach informed exterior decisions. Lighting floods up walls by carefully chosen luminaire optics, so light is captured by the roof structure, reflecting gently into rooms without light spill into the night sky, protecting local biodiversity.
The project is an exemplar of what a modest budget executed with collaboration and effective engagement between client, lighting designer, interior designer, architect and builder can achieve.
Company Description

Cundall is an award-wining global practice, with 21 offices around the world, delivering engineering excellence across a wide range of disciplines in the past 50 years.
Specialising in retail, lifestyle and workplace design projects, we are capable to adjust to any challenges and deliver projects under different circumstances. Cundall is committed to providing innovative world-class solutions that are resilient to our ever-changing environment. We are the world's first consultancy to achieve carbon neutrality and we have launched our Zero Carbon Design 2030 initiative in 2021.