FEATURED PROJECTS

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VICTOR CHURCHILL ARMADALE

Completed 2022

Elevating butchery into a performance and artform, Victor Churchill Melbourne is a space designed to spark culinary conversation and reimagine the way that we eat. The store comprises an artisan butchery and grocer, complete with a curved marble dining counter from which to revel in a multisensory food experience [https://victorchurchill.com/pages/melbourne]


It was crucial for the lighting to present the true colour and quality of the various produce on display with high colour fidelity, saturation and consistency, as well as to provide mood and ambience and comfort.

Discreet lighting is integrated into the custom copper pipe that follows the curve of the marble counter and the cradled wine glasses above. To the side the extensive wine library is on display. And the undulating textural quality of the fluted copper wall.

The lighting to the butcher’s area allows the art and craft of butchering to be displayed, where customers feel like an audience in a theatre. 

Lighting presents the butcher’s blocks like sculptures in an art gallery and allows the butchers to showcase their craft with no shadows or glare.

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KOI DESSET BAR

Completed 2022

Sydney Flagship KOI Dessert Bar, featuring the Cakes and Coffee shop with signature selections of sweets and curated drinks; KOI experimental with 10-course degustation menu designed by Reynold Poernomo and KOI Culinary Artists; and the dive bar called Monkey's Corner where you can chill with some delicious food and cocktails.

Working alongside loopcreative Lo-Fi we developed the lighting concepts and strategy to allow the venue to transition from day to night. Unique textures and finishes are softened with indirect and grazing lighting effects. Task and accent lighting is hidden discretely and integrated into joinery for the customer experience.

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ART GALLERY OF NSW - OLD COURTS

Completed 2022

LED lighting upgrade to the gallery lighting installed in the Old Courts at the Art Gallery of NSW.


The existing 300 watt halogen track mounted flood lights were replaced with new 48 watt LED flood lights, reducing the total energy consumption by more than 80%, as well as reducing the total number of fittings required to illuminate the artwork, and doing all of this without compromising the visual quality of the Courts and the visitor experience.

The existing 2 x 58 watt fluorescent reflector lights installed in the artificial skylight were failing and was a maintenance issue due to the short life span, access restrictions and bulk lamp replacement costs. This resulted in a dreary looking skylight effect. To restore this to the potential it deserves, Casambi controlled LED profiles are installed in an individual plug n play system tied to the existing Unistrut with plug bases at each fitting. The colour temperature selected was 4000K to create a uniform distribution of the cooler white light onto the diffusing elements to create the skylight effect when viewed from within the Galleries and contrast the warmer white gallery lighting.


Extensive research and lighting trials were undertaken to select the appropriate replacement luminaire that had to satisfy the strict conservation and high colour rendering and light technical requirements that were formulated and set.

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LUNE DE SANG PAVILION

Completed 2018

The Pavilion is the latest stage of the ambitious Lune de Sang project located in the Byron Bay hinterland. The pavilion is both a home and a public gathering space for family and friends that are split into two distinct parts. Sustainability and integration were key motivators for this project, in particular with the Pavilion and the local ecosystem. As such, close collaboration and exploration were required between the design team, the builder and client to achieve these results. Interior task lighting was integrated into the rhythm of the ceiling, hidden from view, with high visual comfort. In the pool graduated light spills over the horizontal surface of the steps and along the long side it runs as a continuous element filling the pool with light for atmosphere.

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BALMORAL HOUSE

Completed 2019

A grounded compact family home consisting of stacked and interconnected volumes that enhance the daylight opportunities, as well as the views to Balmoral and the internal outdoor spaces. The centrepiece of the house is the main glazed stair that allows daylight to penetrate and to reflect from the small pond beneath it. A large rectangular custom artificial skylight is set-out on the size and shape of the kitchen island bench. Surface spot lights are arranged in groups of three and set-out geometrically off-centre.

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NORTHBRIDGE HOUSE

Completed 2022

Alterations and additions of the house that Bob Hawke and Blance d'Alpuget previously owned in Northbridge. The whole building is taking on a new modernist form, with a central stair case, high end material finishes, and opening to the views of the harbour. The interior lighting is paired back with decorative lighting being art pieces in themselves. Task lighting provided only where required, with the main focus to enhance the atmospheric qualities of each space, resulting in a comfortable, relaxing and modern home.

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SYDNEY MODERN PROJECT - ENTRY FOYER LIGHTING

In Construction 2022

The entry foyer to the new Sydney Modern Project features an undulating transparent skylight with customer seating areas and giant-like sculptures created by Francis Upritchard - a New Zealand contemporary artist based in London.

The grid arrangement of the columns allowed for services to be reticulated to the light fittings. Already selected were the house lights that provided a general  lighting level to the floor. What was missing in all of this was the gallery lighting and the challenge was to find something that would meet SAANAs aesthetic / visual requirements (as there were already a number of other services there) as well as the performance we were after to light these sculptures in the way we wanted given these limitations.

Using the architects Rhino model, we were able to test a number of suitable external projectors / flood lights, including some that had framing options and present the 3D visualisations to show the lighting concepts and possibilities.

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SYDNEY MODERN PROJECT - EXHIBITION LIGHTING

Completed 2022

Selection of the exhibition lighting for the Sydney Modern Project went through various stages. This included developing a lighting performance strategy that detailed the base-level technical requirements for the lighting. Samples of wall washers and framers from various gallery lighting suppliers were then tested / mocked up in a modern exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW. Spectrometer data was recorded for evaluation and to compare this with supplied data / cut sheets. Empathy testing was also carried out to find out how the lighting is viewed / perceived and if these feelings / emotions are shared on the quality of light on the artwork.

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RUDY KOMON CURATORIAL CENTRE

Completed 2020

Refurbishment of the Rudy Komon temporary gallery and exhibition space, into a new office space with meeting rooms and a kitchen, for the curatorial staff at the Art Gallery of NSW. Over sized rectangular shaped workstation pods tower through the open space with a central undulating corridor linking the entry to the kitchen area. The ceiling is uplit from the walls on either side and local task lighting is provided within each pod via the custom built joinery. This in turn allows the pods when viewed from the outside to feel monolithic with subtle variances of light on each side.

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NORTH BONDI RSL

Completed 2017

Refurbishment of the North Bondi RSL Club from a dive bar to a modern beach house inspired club that takes advantage of the location and views. A palette of lighter tones and finishes brightens and opens the interior bar and dining areas. Pendant and wall lights take on board the nautical theme to feel like you are on a boat just off the coast. Reflections of the beach can be seen in the specular wall lights. The main area is uplit via the perimeter walls, so you can take in the uninterrupted views outside.

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ROMEO'S IGA
AUSTRALIAN TECHNOLOGY PARK

Completed 2021

Fit-out of a new Romeo's IGA food hall inside the refurbished locomotive workshop in the Australian Technology Park site. Heritage plinths displaying historic locomotive relics are located at the main shop entrance and highlighted from floor mounted spot lights. Heritage double columns are uplit consistently from common areas and into the tenancy. Exposed track mounted spot lights highlight menus and displays, with high vertical and low glare illumination to highlight the aisle merchandise via suspended double asymmetric linear profiles. Over sized pendants used in Australian underground mines provide a decorative element suspended over the fresh produce at the entry.

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WATERFRONT DRIVE CALLAN PARK

Completed 2018

Located at Waterfront Drive Lilyfield, this project involved the construction of new 25 metre high lighting towers to illuminate two soccer fields for training purposes in accordance with AS 2560 and AS 4282. The site had its fair share of challenges which included upgrading ancient and non-compliant electrical infrastructure that was operated by OEH, locating the lighting towers that are installed at sea level, minimising light spill and glare to surrounding properties and the local environment, and avoiding the existing high voltage Ausgrid electrical in-ground services that supply the surrounding neighbourhoods.

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ECHO POINT
VISITOR'S INFORMATION CENTRE

Design Completed

Revitalisation of the Echo Point Visitors Information Centre located in the world heritage listed Blue Mountains to provide a high quality tourism facility that takes in the sweeping beauty of the area through the transparent unframed facade. The building will include spaces for local artists to produce works, an exhibition room to display nearby aboriginal sacred sites and an open ampitheatre. Indirect lighting uplights the soffit from the central curved spine centred in the building keeping the soffit a continuous clean plane. Local task lighting installed onto display plinths to highlight merchandise and to joinery shelves that also all light to spill onto the floor. Outside, uplights are set-out at each column to highlight the soffit, and at the ampitheatre the stone-faced walls are grazed from concealed lighting to reveal textural qualities and atmosphere. The Darug and Gundungurra indigenous communities are the traditional owners.

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TAMARAMA SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB

Design Completed

Refurbishment of the foundation surf club, which is located on the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk, to increase club membership and local community engagement. Improvements include surf live saving operations, amenities, access, and entertainment. Lighting is integrated with the ceiling design for the function space to provide flexibility depending on how it is used, and to keep the view uninterrupted.

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TACO BELL STORES

Ongoing

Lo-Fi provides electrical engineering services for all Taco Bell stores in NSW. Recently built stores include Taco Bell Jesmond, Blacktown, Albion Park Rail and Ballina. This year will start with the construction of Taco Bell Tamworth and Green Square.

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KFC PROJECTS

Ongoing

Lo-Fi has provided electrical engineering services over the past 7 years on a number of KFC projects for both equity and franchisees, in NSW, Victoria, ACT and South Australia. Recently built stores in 2020 include KFC Greenacre, Bennetts Green, Ballina Bypass, Macarthur Square, Melton South, Riverdale, Tarneit North and Shepparton North. This year will start with the construction of KFC Ultimo.

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