Arts and Crafts House
A large Arts and Crafts period home in Hampstead Garden Suburb, re-imagined by Robert Hirschfield Architects to allow for more generous spaces to intelligently connect all the way through.
The open-plan kitchen / dining on the lower ground features a double-height space extending up towards the ground floor, with glazed partitions connecting to the adjacent snug and to the study above, while the living room opens onto the space below via folding timber shutters.
Match developed the lighting concept in close collaboration with the Architect and Client to beautifully complement this vision, whilst making sure that both the aesthetic and functional requirements were met.
The challenge of lighting the double-height dining space was overcome by combining three large suspended luminaires for general diffused lighting with directional and beam adjustable spotlights to provide accent and task lighting to the artworks and table. Fixed miniature uplights and wall lights complete the lighting for this space, to enhance the architectural features whilst providing a further layer of soft / night light.
Trimless downlights with warm dimming light sources have been adopted throughout the house, complemented by slim linear lights with fully opal diffusers carefully integrated in joinery and shelving, to provide discrete, glare-free lighting. The choice of excellent colour rendering LEDs throughout was key to ensure the warm finishes stand out in their natural beauty.
The end result is a beautiful, warm and welcoming environment fostering comfort and well-being.
Architect: Robert Hirschfield
Location: London – UK
Photographer: Kanipak Photography