Aloft Hotels + BGC Developments
Creative lighting in architecture is fundamental in portraying the reading of both form and expression, as well as underscores the authenticity of its language and character.
The Aloft Hotel provides a new typology for short stay accommodation for Perth. Its simple geometric façade provides a hallmark along Great Eastern Highway, an honest reflection of its hotel room arrangement beyond. The external lighting is crafted to be “playful” with the building skin. In contrast to the Hotel’s rigid egg-crate facades, discrete lighting accents randomly punctuate this strong grid, emitting blue coloured lighting from the iGuzzini Trick 360° blade. In concert, occupied hotel rooms emit warm coloured light – providing a subtle and changing lighting cacophony.
The Hotel’s side ends, contain several continuous vertical strip-lighting – also emitting a blue coloured light from the iGuzzini Underscore InOut Top bend fitting in RGB. They are creatively detailed – being embedded in the buildings composite aluminium skin standard jointing system. This expressive lighting, exaggerates the buildings height and visually fractures its mass. It links the ground plane to the highly activated roof top – celebrating the hotel activities and watermarking the skyline for this newly formed Belmont residential precinct.
Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland
Wood and Grieve Engineers
Engineering Consultants Australia