Clerkenwell Cooperage

Location: London

Client: Private Client

Category: Residential

Surface: 5 Storeys

Design Team: Chris Dyson Architects

LDPi worked closely with Chris Dyson Architects and Client to develop lighting design for this truly unique, former brewery cooperage in Clerkenwell. Featuring a triple height open plan lounge area with skylight, the project presented challenges balancing both natural and artificial light, and utilising luminaires which could deliver technically however with an aesthetic suited to the materials of the interior palette. The lighting element is very much seen as a visual expression of the interior in day lit conditions as per its functionality and unraveling of space and form in the artificially lit condition.

Industrial aesthetic was adopted for specification and containment / support of decorative lighting, as can be seen in the dining area where traditional chandelier is dropped from a specially designed suspension mechanism under a skylight condition.

The overall lit effect sets a scene of industrial warmth commensurate with both setting and usage as unique residence in the heart of the City. A composed welcoming oasis grounded in the history of its environment.