Office

How top lighting designers illuminate their own offices

Overview of an open plan office with computers, desks and some architects
Located in a converted brewery, the concept is based on an indirect/direct track which simultaneously illuminates both the desk and the coffered ceiling.

ARCHITECTURAL and lighting design practice BDP has unveiled the new lighting installation at its office in London.

The Clerkenwell headquarters is the company’s largest facility, and houses an interdisciplinary community of 350 architects, engineers, designers and lighting professionals. 

The building also serves as a hub with flexible meeting, restaurant, event and exhibition spaces.

Located in a converted brewery, the concept is based on an indirect/direct track which simultaneously illuminates both the desk and the coffered ceiling. 

With 60 percent of the light output being indirect, the lighting is both comfortable and stimulating.

Unusually, the uplight and downlight components feature different colour temperatures. The uplight element is 4000K while the downlight is  3500K. 

The existing track was retained and retrofitted with a special variant of Zumtobel’s Linetik pendant. 

Unusually, the uplight and downlight components feature different colour temperatures. The uplight element is 4000K while the downlight is  3500K. 

With a luminous flux of around 6000 lumens, the fixture ensures that light is distributed evenly across shared workplaces.

The luminaire has a separate track-mounted control gear enclosure so it could be mounted to existing and new lengths of the three-phase universal track.

The luminaires have a minimal form and feature advanced LED optics and integrated sensors, making it suitable for delivering high visual comfort to the space.

DC String technology by Tridonic has also been used on the installation and allows power and data to be transferred through the cable, along with separate control of the direct and indirect components. 

The wireless solution allows adjustment of the lighting with flexibility to suit the space, the suspension distance and the reflectance of the ceiling. 

The slim luminaire has a separate track-mounted control gear enclosure so it could be mounted to existing and new lengths of the three-phase universal track.