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Cielo Modern Residences

Prize(s) Winners in LED Interior Lighting Design
Company Power Design Engineering
Lead Designers Ashley Beeler
Other Designer's names Sunday Purselley, Jeff Brown
Client LCOR
Photo Credits Mo Lelii
Other Credits Architect and Interior Designer: WDG
Completion Date 02/28/2023
Project Location Washington D.C.
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Entry Description

Cielo Residences is a residential condominium building in Washington DC’s developing neighborhood of Union Market. From peaceful indoor spaces to tranquil outdoor escapes, there are carefully curated details around every corner. Cielo is a minimalistic, chic space that feels quite homey, taking its inspiration from high-design and nature alike. All of this was considered when designing the lighting for the interior and exterior amenities and each condo. The combination of modern led fixtures and the classic Edison lamp marries the area's history with the newer modernistic construction trends all around the Union Market area. The experience begins in the lobby with the constellation of pendants hanging in the double height space and continues down the dramatic corridor where Edison lamps cover the ceiling, harkening back to the classic look of the theater entry canopy. Every detail was considered, including highlighting the live moss niche?and creating a backlit effect on the wood slat wall. As the journey continues through amenity space, a large hand-spun pendant hangs above the sitting area, creating an intimate, human-scale moment. From there, the adjacent mail room opens the ceiling, providing visual interest with variably tilted, suspended pendant disc luminaires. The next space experienced is the fitness center with its purposeful energetic linear light pattern.
Sustainability Approach

Sustainability was considered throughout the project in several ways. Where possible, U.S. made luminaires were used utilizing LED technology. These luminaires, combined with programmable control systems, occ/vac sensor and daylight sensors provided an energy efficient project that is well above code compliance.