Pivotal’s architectural lighting design is part of the fastidious restoration of this exceptional vintage three-story apartment building. The building was completely gutted to its exterior walls and transformed into a private art gallery envisioned to be an architectural landmark to host fundraisers, events, and private art showings. Pivotal was tasked with providing a multifaceted lighting and controls system that integrates within new and existing architectural details, complementing the pure geometric forms of Tadao Ando’s architectural vision.
New and legacy lighting and control technologies were researched and tested to ensure that the systems are simple to use and easily adaptable as technology progresses, while extensive mockups ensured optimal luminaire placement within architectural details. Through the combination of concealed wired and wireless control points, programming and recall of customized scenes for white light and color-changing elements can be accomplished from anywhere within the building.