Lighting design for residential architecture

Linea Light Group as Lighting

Lighting for residential architecture: combining design and functionality

The lighting project for this prestigious residence located in a northern suburb of Greece, was designed by IFI Group, a long-term associate of Linea Light Group in lighting for spectacular locations. The decidedly modern architecture, with its use of square volumes and precise lines, lends itself to lighting and shadow effects that highlight the geometric and clean design of the entire project, while never neglecting the housing needs and comfort that any lighting project must absolutely take into account in order to provide lighting that is, above all else, functional.


Several types of products were used in this project, for different types of installations and purposes: thanks to the breadth of choice offered by our product range, we were able to satisfy the needs of the designer for both indoor and outdoor situations. For the interiors linear recessed lighting and downlights were fitted, which by means of a perimeter light, emphasize the geometric modularity of the design. Externally, recessed lighting elements were chosen, integrated with the structure of the building, which thanks to their functional light distribution provide uniform lighting for the walkways and living spaces, as well as spotlights to enhance architectural elements or garden features.

The entire project leaves nothing to chance: every aspect or characteristic of the residence is enhanced by specifically chosen products from the Professional LED Lighting and Architectural Lighting collections. In the bedrooms LED strip lights were installed in the bookcase profiles, or to emphasise the volumes of the interior design; the recessed linear profile Mini-Outline was flush-mounted to provide uniform and functional lighting for the mirror. In the kitchen area, where a better working light is needed, Gypsum downlights were mounted in the plasterboard. Thanks to their diffused light, both the space and worktop are uniformly illuminated. As for the exterior, at the entrance of the residence, Beret uplights were installed at floor level, to create geometric lighting effects in combination with the masonry beams in front of the door. The whole environment is accentuated by Sub, underwater recessed lighting, installed in the water pools along the sides of the entrance, and by Admiral, used with increasing size and power, in proportion to the depth of the pool. Finally, in the large garden that surrounds the residence, we find Clivo, which through the versatility offered by its variable optics, lends itself perfectly to the illumination of the plants and walkways between them.

Residence in Ekali

Moustroufis Architects as Architects

On a very mildly inclined site in an Athenian suburb, a residence was designed to cover the needs of a family of four. The compositional procedure aimed to the design of a bare and “quite” shell, fully adjusted to the contour and the environment both morphologically and functionally. The residences main characteristic, also a request by the clients is that all main spaces, communal and private, are laid out in one level, simultaneously connecting to the surrounding garden.

This way a visual continuity and unification between exterior and interior is established, aided by the large, wooden framed,sliding glass panels.

The residence is surrounded by a natural landscape, while simultaneously built around it, as all living areas - entrance hall, sitting and dining area- are laid out around a central core, the atrium, which contains elements of water and greenery and is the focal reference of the house, since all spaces converse with it, are separated by it and at the same time, are unified via the large internal openings surrounding it.

On the ground floor, the bedrooms are placed at the northern section, with views to the garden, while the dining and sitting areas with a small level difference to the bedrooms, open out to the garden and the swimming pool in the south.

The basement contains auxiliary spaces and a playroom for the children, while the fist floor comprises of a study, slightly isolated from the remaining spaces, which can also be used as a playroom.

Morphologically, the austere lines of the building are further accentuated by the colour white within the pine-covered plot. On the south elevation the horizontal line of the overhang, becoming a surface, an envelope and a border, is the method of contact between built and land.

The large overhang creates external covered areas so that life during the hot summer months may evolve outside, in continuity to the interior, with the border between outdoors and indoors distinguished by fluidity. Simultaneously bioclimatic conditions of comfort and energy saving are created.

Finally in contrast to the south elevation, the rear northern sections of the house containing the bedrooms display a more cubic compositional approach in volumes, in relation to the living areas, as a result of their introspective function.

The element of water is ever present. It welcomes you upon entering, it accompanies your movement around the atrium and it reveals itself to you in the reflections of the external garden in the swimming pool through the large openings in the sitting and dining areas, contributing to a serene atmosphere which characterises the residence.

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