The lighting designer Rada Markovic he recently completed the lighting design project for a church transformed into a private home in Lucca.
It is a deconsecrated church from the fourteenth century that architects Paola Sausa and Paolo Bertoncini Sabatini (Momus Architects) have transformed into a residence for the photographer Massimo Vitali.
Rada Markovic has developed a project that offers an optimal balance between lighting efficiency and cost-effective energy, using LED light sources driven by an intelligent lighting control system.
Comply with regulations, the space of the church was not divided, the house is essentially a large open space. Spaces for the bedrooms, bathroom and laundry area were obtained by building a wooden free-standing.
For the kitchen area was used a light source ultra flat (PAD - design Carlotta de Bevilacqua and Paola Monaco di Arianello), an innovative and efficient lighting solution designed by Artemide. A 12 LED ceiling projector with two different angles of the light beam, for perfect illumination of the kitchen worktop without creating glare.
The vaulted ceiling, retained in its original Blue color, was illuminated with strips of LEDs (CREE LED Strip134W 4000K) mounted on the tie rods of the vaults, facing upwards. An extremely thin system, flexible, powerful and easily customizable, but at the same time sustainable.
(Total length rods 5.4mt. / Total 134W LED 24V + 12350lm 5.4mt. Aluminium support).
Metallic structure STAIRS
Also for the metallic structure of the scales we were used CREE LED Strip high performance, with focused light on the metal structure and the surface of the wall specification.
Studio (former SACRISTY)
In the former sacristy, the study's wife Vitali Annette Klein, the most important aspect is the difference in materials that create a contrast with the open floor plan of the church, here the environment is dominated by exposed brick walls and dark wood of the ceiling.
Here the lighting has been designed to bring out the color of the brick, using LED strips from 29W 3000K positioned inside the niches.