Team: Universal Design Studio, Switzer Group, VokDams
The Highlight Towers in Munich, Germany, are now home to the new global Headquarters for IBM's Watson Internet of Things businesses for customers interested in innovative use of integrated IoT and Watson cognitive technologies, bringing it closer to everyday users. Universal Design Studio was appointed to develop a new design language to represent IBM Watson IoT and an approach to explaining the complex nature of cognitive computing and the Internet of Things by using physical installations and experiments rather than the traditional over-use of screens. For UDS, digital themes like light & scale, multiples and granularity served as inspiration for determining material choices like black and white terrazzo, timber panels, concrete and machined Corian.
Lighting technology and lighting integration carried the same level of sophistication and application within each of the client spaces starting at the ground level feature reception and exhibition area, moving up to the 20th floor where Client Experience zones create an immersive journey by taking customers through the story of IBM IoT Watson technology. Lighting control systems and lighting choreography are programmed to work with interactive use of IBM IoT simulations to clearly demonstrate their new innovative technology. Whilst the back-end relies on a sophisticated lighting technology, considerations for front-end lighting ensure elegance and simplicity in the architectural lighting design.
Photo Credits: ©Eduardo Perez Photography
Canberra, ACT - Australia
Client: QIC / Seventh Wave
Design Team: Universal Design Studio
Local Consultants: Mather Architects, S4B, BLOC
The design scheme includes restoring and redeveloping the historic 1963 centre, housing both Ainslie and Monaro Malls, with a new masterplan and newly designed facades, interiors and exterior spaces. The lighting was carefully designed and integrated within both new and existing architectural elements celebrating the new modernist design by Universal Design Studio. Harking back to 1950's and 60's lighting influences of simple yet bold shapes, the lighting language of illumination, hidden luminaires within architectural details and use of metal finishes threaded together three main designed environments connecting Ainslie Mall, Monaro Mall and the flagship Beauty Precinct as a new and innovative shopping experience in the city of Canberra.
Photo Credits: Diana Snape, Tom Ross
Client: QIC / Seventh Wave
Team: Softroom Architects, ACME, Universal Design Studio, Gross Max, Space Agency
Local Consultants: Buchan Group, Electrolight, Probuild
With full completion in 2016, this high profile retail project is the product of intense collaboration between London based emergent designers and Melbourne based executive team. The visionary development is comprised of a new extension to the 1960’s shopping centre, a new Town Square and public realm areas, redesigned community library and innovative facade facelift to car park structures. Eastland establishes a vibrant night time destination for leisure and retail - a new urban centre. Architectural lighting is utilised to enhance each of the character areas while also merging the different zones in a seamless manner.
Client: Galeries Lafayette
Team: AL_A, Patriarche, Terrell, Theatre Projects, VPEAS
SEAM is delighted to be working together with AL_A and a team of talented design consultants on the transformation of the flagship Galeries Lafayette department store located on the Boulevard Haussmann in Paris for three levels of the iconic retailer.
Photo courtesy of AL_A
Castle Hill, NSW - AUS
Client: QIC/Seventh Wave
Team: UN Studio, Universal Design Studio, The Buchan Group
Local Lighting Partner: PointOfView
SEAM, in partnership with PointOfView is delighted to be working together with award winning UN Studio and Universal Design Studio on along awaited expansion to Castle Towers Mall as an urban renewal leisure and retail lead development for Castle Hill, located 30km outside of Sydney. The development will comprise of refurbishment and rehabilitation to the existing Castle Towers Mall, new F&B premium and fine dining outlets and outdoor square park turning the shopping center into a prominent world class destination.
Photo courtesy of Hill News
Team: MAKE Architects, Itten+Brechbühl, Rigot+Rieben
Since its completion in 2014, HSBC Quay des Bergues is widely recognised for its quality of space and refined use of artificial light. A series of seven renovated buildings with historically listed facades are merged together in a single development to become the new corporate office headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Architectural lighting is thoroughly ingrained in the fabric of the building, permeating the entire project from the centralised feature grand atrium, typical office levels, to the trading floor, staff floor amenities and restrooms. From spaces conducive of productivity to those made for focus and intimacy, architectural lighting is fundamental to the success of the project.
2014- FX International Interior Design Awards - Shortlisted - Workspace Environment
2015 Lighting Design Awards - Shortlisted - International Project (Interiors)
2015 Building Awards - Shortlisted - International Project of the Year
Client: PACE Development Corporation
Team: PACE Development Corporation, Buro: Ole Scheeren, Palmer & Turner Co., L49
The pinnacle of lifestyle, retail and luxury living are intertwined at Mahanakhon Tower to create a 24 hour destination where the complexity of life is active around the clock. SEAM is providing lead architectural lighting design for the iconic 77-storey tower in the centre of Bangkok, including the programmable ‘pixelated’ exterior facade, landscape plaza areas, retail interiors, outdoor retail terraces as well as the Ritz Carlton Residential Guest Areas. SEAM is working closely with Buro:Ole Scheeren, Palmer & Turner and David Collins Studio to provide a modern, elegant lighting design language for the MahaNakhon development. Crisp architectural details are sharpened with integrated lighting that give precedence to geometric precision in line with the architect’s conceptual aspirations. Simultaneously, intelligent systems design allows for fine tuning of the lighting environment to suit the flow of activities and lifestyles.
Currently under construction
Images ©PACE Corporation
Client: Central Pattana Public Co.
Team: Synthesis Design + Architecture, A49 Architects, Foundry of Space, Trop Design
The Central World Expansion is a new retail centre with upscale food & beverage outlets, designed by London and Los Angeles based Synthesis - Design + Architecture for Central Pattana Corporation. As a new icon for a well established retailer in Southeast Asia, the new Central World Expansion building is designed as a sculptural feature giving CPN presence on the main shopping avenue along Ploenchit Road. The former Central World shopping centre was set back from the main touristic traffic. New lighting technologies are incorporated into the architect’s perforated cladding system. For the interiors, integrated lighting features the organic surfaces of rich materials that clad and hide the bulkhead services and storefront systems that feature the individual retail tenants. The geometry of the open retail circulation is based on vortexes derived from an analysis of pedestrian flow and serve to connect the main routes from street level and the BTS elevated rail to the existing Central World shopping centre. Within these vortexes are areas for rest, events and performances that tract activity and increase dwell time.
Completed December 2013
""The client wanted their new courtyard to be 'Talk of the town', in terms of commercial activities and Wow effect, in order to compete with their competitors, other High-end malls in the area." - archdaily.com
Photo Credits: ©Synthesis-DNA
New York, New York
Team: Jeffrey McKean Architects/Swanke Hayden Connell Architects
Fulfilling the aspirations of creating a prestigious new address in Manhattan, the Taiwanese Consulate is a renovated corporate office building and home to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Offices. SEAM provided lighting design services for public areas and typical office floor lighting, from concept through construction. A defining architectural statement is created in the grand double height atrium where custom feature wall provides a flexible exhibit display for curating cultural artifacts. Additionally, the lighting system designed for the atrium is multi-modal allowing the atrium to double as a performance space for special events that opens into art galleries at ground level and Mezzanine level. Theatrical performance lighting and architectural lighting are integrated into the lower ground floor auditorium including illuminated “skylights” that shine through the atrium floor above. A world class work environment and private offices are created on the upper levels.
Images: Jeffrey McKean Architects
Client:Majid A l Futtaim
Team:SKP, ACME, Design Inc, Barbanel, Francis Landscapes
Beirut City Centre, a development by Majid Al Futtaim, is a large $300M retail complex, that comprises of over 60,000m² of retail space housing 200 stores located in Beirut's Hazmieh district. SEAM as specialist lighting designer, joined an international design team led by Samir Khairallah Partnership of Beirut, including London-based ACME for the feature roof light design, and DesignInc for the food and beverage outlets. Beirut City Centre is due to complete in 2013 delivering a world class standard, redefining shopping and leisure experience in Lebanon.
EMAAR group invited SEAM design to Dubai to review the lighting and architectural design for the Dubai Mall set within the larger Dubai Downtown Development. Lighting and architectural assessment took into consideration the current design, pedestrian flows, key views and analysis. SEAM provided lighting design strategies and recommendations to reduce visual clutter, create a more comfortable retail environment with proposed improvements to the installed lighting systems, lighting controls and light balance.
Team:Nick Hancock Studio
Ocean House Reception is located in a mixed use retail-commercial development located in Bracknell. The project consisted of refurbishing all reception areas from the previous design enhancements completed in the 1980's. SEAM was brought on board to provide lighting design services for an updated interior fit out with clean materials and fresh lighting design.