Resell+Nicca

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Resell+Nicca

OSLO, NORWAY, 2017

The space had been disused for almost 10 years when architects Resell+Nicca moved into the ground floor corner unit of the 1930’s international style building overlooking Kampen Park. Major refurbishment was required to turn the small, then subdivided space, into an an inspring studio that is welcoming to clients, functional as a collaborative space and a positive contribution to the public realm outside. The space was reimagined into an open plan office that included a kitchenette, desks and a meeting space as well as a library and surfaces to display physical models that Resell+Nicca had created.

By folding steel in three different ways, three unique luminaire types with different light distributions were created from the same material, using the same light source.

Light Bureau collaborated closely with the Resell+Nicca on the design and manufacture of tailor made luminaires that populate the space, ensuring consistent geometry and materiality across all elements added to the space.

High quality LED products from LED Linear were used as the light source within the bespoke luminaires, providing an excellent quality of light to work from. The luminaire bodies were made from sheets of darkened steel. By folding steel in three different ways, three unique luminaire types with different light distributions were created from the same material, using the same light source:
– Suspended linear uplights provide glare free light above the desks, extending the natural light outside deeper into the space
– A linear downlight illuminate the kitchen counter with a focused light
– Wall mounted wallwasher create a feature of the architectural models on display for clients visiting the studio and curious passers-by in the park outside.

Employees are able to control the lighting in the space from their smartphones and tablets and set up automated scenes that are triggered based on presence, calendar events, time of day or sunset/sunrise times.

By using Casambi bluetooth modules to control the lighting in the space, an intuitive and familiar, yet flexible and powerful controls interface was achieved. Employees are able to control the lighting in the space from their smartphones and tablets and set up automated scenes that are triggered based on presence, calendar events, time of day or sunset/sunrise times. This avoids the need for physical switches and routine based interaction with the lighting, the space is automatically tuned and personalised to the users preference.

Client: Resell+Nicca
Architect: Resell+Nicca
Manufacturers (distributors)LED Linear (AKB Lighting), Casambi (Rebel Light)