To link the spaces and foster a feeling of fluidity, the team came up with an innovative design form. A custom-crafted frame was covered in fabric and lit from within, creating a unique path guide. Because this “caterpillar” was intentionally not continuous and shifted in size for visual interest, consistent lighting seemed like an insurmountable task, until they discovered Ketra’s lighting. With its unparalleled light distribution, Ketra’s G2 Lamp proved to be the perfect solution. The uniform color wash and lack of hot spots produced by these lights ensured the continuous feel desired by the designers.
But the designers — and Ketra — didn’t stop there. Since skylights weren’t an option, the team did some “inside-the-box” thinking, and created eleven custom acrylic light boxes featuring 7’ runs of Ketra L4Rs in the negative space above breaks in the fabric sections. Taking advantage of Ketra’s superior control system and full range of color, these novel “skylights” automatically change hue throughout the day, incorporating the principles of biophilia in addition to signaling daily routines such as lunch hour and company shuttle departures. The designers also included a “party mode” program of light that incorporates red and rainbow colors. This bolder, more unique look is perfect for spotlighting special events such as all-hands meetings.