Posts tagged passive home
Lighting Design in a Passive House - the future of Sustainable Housing

At MINT the key focus in our lighting design for a passive house - is to minimise energy consumption throughout the home….this is achieved by effective selection of LED luminaires [light fittings], and by avoiding downlights and recessed lighting - WHY’s that?…so as not to impact on the building envelope and reduce the thermal integrity of the home.

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Lighting Effects made EASY

We've uncovered five easy ways to describe how light behaves in a room.  These five effect descriptions can be applied to any light fitting, and they form the core of the language we use to describe how light should behave in a room to craft the "right light"

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Ambience for Function or Function for Ambience?

The difference between lighting that is designed for your home and light which is installed purely for function (downlights) is the exquisite combination of beauty (ambience) and function that you can achieve with crafted light.

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5 Lighting Trends for 2017

Decorative Lighting trends come and go - at the moment I'm reliably informed that natural materials - stone, marble and rare metals are appearing in catalogues everywhere.

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Modern Minimalism in Middle Park

This home is traditional terraced Middle Park in the front and sleek expansive modern style in the next extension out the back.  It is a family home that provides wide open spaces for the family to come together, and cosy rooms with high ceilings in the bedrooms.  Function and space maximisation were vital elements of the building design, completed by Todd Pearce of TCP & Co, which we then enhanced with carefully structured "invisible" light.

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How to Choose the Right Light - PART 1 SIMPLIFICATION

We think and talk, long and hard about light, and lighting design, to find the core elements that matter, and make them accessible.  From our design process to the language we use, it is all considered for maximum simplicity and to make the wildly technical topic of light and lighting something that everyone can enjoy and discuss.

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Lighting Design for a Sustainable Passive-Solar Home

This project is a great example of technical ingenuity and understanding of light in collaboration with talented interior design creating a beautiful, homely and ecologically sound home.  Which just goes to prove – the right team can build the perfect results in any environment.

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