This project’s client, a manufacturer of advanced exterior glass systems for large buildings, sought a conference room appropriate to its technologically sophisticated products. The design solution was to avoid the obvious use of glass and instead to consider the basic character of glass as a material, which is to maximize light while itself disappearing as much as possible, permitting the architectural space to become a continuum from inside to outside.
A system of infinitely variable LED lighting enables areas of different possible intensities and colour. Light scenes range from soft, natural daylight that enable a pleasant work environment at any time of the day or year, to elaborate, playful combinations, for example when the room is occupied by workers at lunchtime. While the technology at hand is complicated, the effect is one of simplicity: the walls and ceilings are dematerialized and the original boundaries are made ambiguous.