March 18, 2012

Don’t Gamble on Casino Design

Don’t Gamble on Casino Design–Collaboration is a Safe Bet

Our very own Scott Hatton will be giving on talk on casino lighting design with Jeremy Windle of Lighting Design Alliance and Phil Treinen of Genesis Associates. Lighting and interior designers collaborate on projects all the time, but how can designers capitalize on these partnerships?
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February 20, 2012

Oculus excited to be working with AKA!

Oculus Light Studio has recently been appointed to design the lighting for new AKA luxury extended hotel in Beverly Hills CA.  AKA blends the style and sophistication of a boutique hotel with the space and luxury of a fully appointed condominium.  Oculus will be working with Koning Eizenberg in collaboration with Asfour Guzy Architects and  Pamela Burton & Company Landscape Architects.  The project will update the Crescent Apartments finished in 2006 and feature a newly renovated exterior façade, lobby, business center, fitness center, landscaped terrace, and new penthouse suites.

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January 15, 2012

What’s in a Name?

Why Oculus Light Studio?

Oculus is Latin for eye. It is also a circular aperture that allows light into a space (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oculus).

Since lighting design is a very visual profession and our job is to decide where the light allowing apertures go, the two meanings of the word suit a lighting design firm well. Realizing that there is more to lighting design that just locating lights, the eye represents both observation and perception – both important aspects of what we do.
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