Bingham House & Gallery

Enclosed by neighbouring structures, this residential apartment and gallery space was missing windows on all four sides. Our brief was to create a bright space that felt like it was illuminated by daylight during the day with flexibility to turn into an art gallery or dining space at night.

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Artificial spot lighting radiates down the light and stair wells through each level and gives the feeling that real daylight is pouring in from above. In high intensity, cold white light it contrasts against the other interior lighting.

At each level diffused lighting is achieved through ceiling details and backlit materials. Where possible we used wall washing and lighting integrated into shelving and verticals to make the space appear well illuminated when viewed from across the room.


Our approach was to look at the way daylight behaves naturally during different times of the day and to bring that into the building. The lighting design differs at each level to portray the way windows would provide different views to the outside world in a regular building.

We went for a neutral colour temperature to help the space feel more contemporary and energetic.

“We have used Sam to assist us with lighting calculations and modelling for some of our projects. Sam is extremely professional and always delivers on the timeframes set.”

Richard Thorburn - ECC