“There’s this beautiful consistency in the way the ceilings and vertical surfaces are treated.” —Juror Dawn Hollingsworth, Darkhorse Lightworks
Given the breathtaking location and layering of forms and textures of this private residence in Pacific Palisades, Calif., HLB Lighting Design aimed to underscore the finer points of the architecture while preserving the integrity of its natural environment. The concept of indoor–outdoor living is integral to both the flow and composition of the project.
Integrated luminaires, path lights, and indirect lighting demarcate feature elements of the residence’s exterior and enhance the warmth of its surroundings. Inside, a streamlined lighting vocabulary showcases the owner’s extensive artwork collection. By closely collaborating with the owner, ShubinDonaldson, Magni Kalman Design, and AHBE | MIG, HLB crafted layers of indirect lighting and custom mounting details to complement architectural forms and accentuate the textural palettes in every room, including the restrooms and garage. The patio area lighting decreases in scale and intensity to create ambiance as well as to encourage visual adaptation to the coastal vistas. Given the property’s size, exterior lighting beyond the main areas is triggered by occupancy sensors to limit energy consumption and light trespass. The residence also relies on a programmable preset controls system.
Over the seven-year design process, the team transitioned all exterior and linear lighting systems to LED and tested the dimming compatibility of native and retrofit LEDs to facilitate future upgrades.
Project Name: Pacific Palisades Residence
Location: Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Lighting Designer: HLB Lighting Design, Culver City, Calif. • Tina Aghassian, Teal Brogden, Clifton Manahan, Adam Levine, Landon Roberts
Architect: Shubin + Donaldson, Culver City, Calif. • Bradford Kelley, Audrey McEwen
Interior Design: Magni Kalman Design, Los Angeles • Jason Kalman
Landscape Architect: AHBE | MIG, Los Angeles • Nicholas Vular
Photographers: FG+SG Architectural Photography • Fernando Guerra; Roger Davies Photography
Project Size: 17,426 square feet
Project Cost: Withheld
Lighting Cost: Withheld
Watts per Square Foot: 1.58
Code Compliance: Title 24: Building Energy Efficiency Standards, California Energy Code 2008
Lighting Product Manufacturers: Lucifer Lighting Co., Econsense, Prudential Lighting Co., Gammalux Lighting Systems, Selux, Paramount Industries, Amerlux, Tivoli, Artemide, Hera Lighting, Dreamscape Lighting Manufacturing, MP Lighting, Creative Systems Lighting, Lumascape, Prometheus/Optic Arts, Savi Blanco Pro, B-K Lighting, Hevi Lite, Inter-lux Filix Flex, Bega, Core Lighting, Crestron Electronics (control system)