Pacific Heights Apartment
Perched on a hill in San Francisco’s prestigious Pacific Heights, overlooking the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, sits a 5,000 square foot private gallery and haven. The design team was charged with creating a home for the Owners’ beloved art collection, while simultaneously incorporating the functional requirements of daily life in the couple’s new primary residence.
Spaces were distilled and refined, concealing services and technology while preserving the pure, stark, modernist aesthetic. Following the rigor of the architecture, there were two main objectives challenging the lighting designer: light the two-dimensional masterpieces to museum standards while celebrating the sculptural art of the apartment itself.
Fluorescent and low voltage sources illuminate light coves throughout the primary circulation spaces to create a base of ambient light while concealing the powerful punctuation of crisp art lighting and functional task lighting.
- 2010 IALD Award of Merit