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.
January 15, 2012
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.