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DETAILS [snapshot] An introduction to the work of American lighting design practice MCLA Architectural Lighting Design.


1828 L STREET NW, WASHINGTON DC CLIENT: TOWER COMPANIES ARCHITECT: DEP ARCHITECTS Complementary elements of illuminated cool glass walls and warm woods and stone highlight the new contempo- rary renovation of the lobby of 1828 L Street (NW). MCLA designed the lighting for the lustrous lobby, using a combination of LED and fluorescent light sources, col- laborating with architect Chuong Cao of Dep Architects. Cool white LED light grazes the lightly tinted blue glass walls. A combination of warm 3000K fluorescents and LED lighting floods the contrasting warm tones in the wood walls and stone floors. MCLA’s design carefully positions the light sources behind the glass, tucking the light fixtures in a cove close to the walls to counteract reflections. LED strips illuminate the perimeter of the reception desk’s warm stone, creating the illusion of a floating desk. The distinctive illuminated box at the lobby’s end wraps around the elevator core, leading you around it to the elevator lobby. An elevator call system utilises custom-designed full height panels of glass, illu- minated as backlit panels, and designed to continue the contemporary tone of the lobby. The elevator control system syncs with the GPI Design LED Infuse Flat-Lite panels that slowly brighten to full illumination as the elevator reaches the lobby.


DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, VA CLIENT: METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON AIRPORT AUTHORITY


ARCHITECT: SOM ARCHITECTS


The historic Dulles International Airport’s Main Terminal and 620-foot-long addition, designed by SOM Architects,


includes brilliantly lit new pathways and access ways to the Aerotrain, the automated train system connecting pas-


sengers in a loop between the Main Terminal and A, B and C departure gates. Skylights in the addition allow natural light to stream into the terminal, and illumination in the


fabric ceiling between the skylights reinforces the bright, vibrant atmosphere. MCLA designed the lighting in the


fabric PVC ceiling using a system of Light Pipe fixtures that allows light to glow through a 6” plastic tube that spans 1,600 feet. Panels integrated into the ceiling at intervals


provide easy access to Illuminators for the minimal relamp- ing required in this system. As passengers traverse the bridge between arrivals and departures, a lighted glass


floor allows glimpses of trains and people below. Escalators from the Main Terminal transport passengers to the train station, constructed 60 feet below ground. The lighted glass cube elevators, painted a bright orange, and the


glass “train tube” act as sculptural elements in the space, emphasise action and movement.


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