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Saturday, 20 December 2014
When the design for the Atrium Lighting was given to the Contractor in charge of the Electricians he had a few notes for me to change, they included:
- Fixing the pendants to boards so it is easier to hide the wiring.
- Using multiple boards in a two foot wide by fourteen foot long size to fit to the current power points on the roof.
- Cable drop for each light will get longer on each board the deeper into the Atrium they protrude so as to fill as much space as possible and make bulb changing easier from great heights.
The image below shows the three boards that will be hung ten feet apart on the roof of the Atrium.
Saturday, 13 December 2014
Below is one in a series of projects I worked on for the British High Commission is Islamabad, Pakistan. The task was to re-brand and refurbish the High Commissions entire Main Office Building.
The Atrium is the next space on the list of spaces in need of branding and refurbishment. All of the Stairwells and Offices lead off from the Atrium so it can be quite a busy space at times.
The image below shows the Plan of a large part of the Atrium space, currently a glass office sits in the space where you can see seating but that is planned to be removed to open up the space. The Atrium is quite a dark and loud space so there are three main design changes I have chosen to introduce:
- A breakout space including furniture with acoustic properties.
- The use of 'Soft Cells' by Kvadrat which is an acoustic wall panelling.
- Eighty pendant lights which will hang at different heights like stars in a sky.
The colour scheme chosen for this space is a shade of Burgundy from the FCO colour palette of approved pantone choices. This colour will be used in the furniture in three different opacities and on some of the walls. All of the pillars within the Atrium will be painted white rather than a colour.