Modern elegance on several levels: this cozy apartment in Thalkirchen is unpretentious and multifaceted at the same time.
The lighting is an integral component of the interior design concept, creating a feeling of both excitement and calm. The high quality surfaces of the Mito soffitto and sospeso luminaires form a perfect unit with the natural materials wood, natural stone and leather. Artistically crafted like gems, the Mito luminaires serve as decorative elements and thanks to their unique features make a decisive contribution to comfortable living. For there is not only the possibility of dimming via app or gesture control but also of changing the color of light and thus the whole atmosphere in the room.
This family home made of an ecological timber construction blurs the lines between inside and out. Developed by Deppisch Architects in Freising, the concept draws on the interplay of openness to nature and protected closeness. The upper floor is largely enclosed and seems to float above the garden level. The garden level, in contrast, is a three-sided kitchen and living space flooded by natural light from the glass paned walls. This interplay of blurred boundaries between inside and out continues in the building's interior design: The kitchen counter and built-in shelves extend through the glass to the outside, drawing the interior fittings out to form an outdoor kitchen and wood rack. Consistent with the design, the lighting concept underscores this fusion of interior and exterior space: At first glance, it isn't apparent to the observer whether the line of Occhio Più piano recessed spotlights actually continues to the outside - or whether it's simply a reflection. The interior and lighting concept correspond in another aspect as well: Just as the cabinets and counter are almost invisibly integrated in the wall and railing, the seamless version of the Più piano recessed spotlights are set in a trimless mounting flush with the stacked wood ceiling. These characteristics of Occhio Più piano – its trimless fitting in solid wood while remaining revisable - won over the architects, who have already received multiple honors for their ecological wood construction methods.
Year of realisation: 2013
Architecture: Deppisch Architekten, Freising
Lighting design: Deppisch Architekten, Freising + Occhio projects / Helen Neumann
Area (UF): 104 m²
Lighting: Più piano seamless NV, Sento lettura
Photography: Robert Sprang, Munich
In this elegant home of an art lover the classic design of the Occhio luminaires complements the individual furnishings outstandingly and at the same time reflects the high demands of quality. The objective was to create a warm atmosphere and simultaneously provide an optimal setting for the works of art on the walls. To do this the Più spotlights with LED technology were arranged in a clear structure on the ceiling. This lighting concept is a recurring theme throughout the entire living area and continues in the kitchen. Two sento lettura reading lamps supplement the ceiling lighting in the living room.
As a counterpoint to the severely formal architecture the client wanted a particularly warm light, which was achieved with a combination of low voltage and mains voltage halogen. The entire house has ceiling-to-floor glass fronts and so is highly visible from the outside. From there it is already apparent that the comprehensive lighting design creates real added value for the living atmosphere and at the same time meets all lighting requirements. The set back walls in particular are optically highlighted to accentuate the depth of the rooms.
Year of realisation: 2011
Architecture: Armin May, Biberach
Lighting design: Lichtgalerie, Munich / Uta Lehbach
Lighting: Più alto, Sento verticale, Sento faro singolo, Sento sistema quattro
Photography: Robert Sprang, Munich