MODERN & COMFORTABLE LIVING AREAS
Especially since 2000s, the residences that have emerged from the transformation of the “house” concept appear as contemporary constructions providing quality service, social facilities and security to the residents. It has become important to use the time efficiently that we are able to save for ourselves in the big cities, where it is getting more difficult to have a stress-free life day by day. The residences are built on the idea of creating peaceful and comfortable living spaces in order to meet the needs of modern life. The secretarial services, reception, security, 24/7 home and technical service and smart buildings where everything is automated are also promising a way of life that makes life easier for users. Users can find all the services together in the residences, including spa and fitness centers, shopping centers, restaurants, cafeterias, social activities areas, and indoor-outdoor sports hall. In these structures, which are designed with an environmentally sensitive architectural approach, where the green areas, generally no longer existing in big cities, occupy a large space, the energy consumption and effective use of energy are important. Reducing the energy consumed by the constantly working staff for the comfort of users and for the services provided in the background to minimum, and even generating it in a renewable way will also reduce the formation of greenhouse gases that trigger global warming.
LOBBY & RECEPTION
The lobby and reception areas are used as the central area that connects the outdoor environment with the indoor environment and also provides access to the different functions within the building. It is possible to illuminate these spaces designed to meet needs such as waiting, receiving information and security with well-planned lighting. Lighting in the reception area should provide enough light for visual comfort and be more noticeable in the lobby than in other areas. Furthermore, a soft and relaxing effect can be planned that do not create dark and hard shadows through lighting of vertical planes. The use of LEDs that change color in front of the information desk or in the backgroun creates a dynamic effect, while the use of warm light color luminaires creates a positive atmosphere that enhances communication. These areas are prestige areas that are designed with lighting techniques where the ambience is foregrounded as a concept.
APPARTMENTS & LIVING AREAS
In addition to general lighting for home environments, regional lighting solutions that meet different needs at different times of the day are ideal. The apartments and living areas that make up the basic function of the building organization are constructed by investors and project management companies in square meters and different qualities that are tailored to their needs. Lighting planning that is suitable for the home environment should be made with the support of lighting systems that can be controlled according to personal preferences and decorative regional lighting based on basic needs in the space. Applications where there are no sharp hard shadows and with soft shaded passages and sufficient light levels are generally preferred. The hidden lighting applications integrated into gypsum suspended ceiling systems are ideal for living spaces as they provide an indirect effect. The fact that hidden lighting luminaires have a long lifespan, ease of maintenance and installation creates great convenience for facilities and users. Luminaires with LED lamps and LED modules are ideal for revit and new applications due to their long service life and ability not to be affected by frequent turning on/off.
CORRIDORS & TRANSIT AREAS
It is important that corridors and transit areas that support rapid access to different parts of the building are illuminated supporting their functions. In long and continuous corridors, lighting the vertical planes helps users feel good and safe. Products that emit wide-angle light illuminate the walls, allowing the space to be perceived as wider and brighter. In addition, it is possible to break the monotone with hidden lighting and RGB applications and to bring the ambience to the forefront. In corridors that do not receive daylight, it is possible to simulate daylight with color temperature changes. Security lighting is also important in corridors used as emergency escape routes.
SOCIAL ACTIVITY AREAS
Social areas where building residents come together serve purposes such as gathering, chatting and recreation. Lighting applications, which are differentiated between day and night use and provide a sophisticated appearance, are often preferred to capture the right ambiance. In areas such as restaurants, cafes, lounges, lighting is an important factor that strengthens the architectural character of the space. Narrow angle spots give a stylish appearance; and support activities such as chatting, chilling, eating and drinking. It is ideal for the people sitting at a table to identify each other’s facial expressions and for the lighting to identify a regional area specific to that table. Hidden lighting solutions and decorative stalactites suitable for material and furniture selections in interior design support general lighting.
Generally homogeneous lighting systems are preferred, reflecting the general design character of the building in common areas such as playrooms, hobby workshops, etc. Products that are suitable for use under canopies should be preferred.
OFFICE & SERVICE AREAS
Integrating lighting systems in offices and service areas with automation systems is important for efficient use of energy in these spaces working on a 24/7 basis. In offices, it is important to design lighting systems that are homogenously distributed, do not create sharp shadows and contrast in order to create sufficient and motivating working environments in terms of visual comfort. Choosing the right luminaire and light source will reduce the discomfort of changing the point of view between the eye and the screen, and help users to work in visual comfort conditions. Modular systems that are compatible with flush-mounted ceilings with opal diffusers, gypsum boards, clip-in and T-carriers are preferred not only due to their ease of installation but also their efficiency and economy advantages. IP-protected products are preferred in kitchen and food storage areas.
FITNESS & SPA AREASIn SPA and fitness areas, which are an important area for residents of the residences, the lighting should be designed to support the function of the space and to emphasize its character.
The SPA area, which means literally “Health from Water”, is the center of therapy forms based on the principle of healing with water. Fitness areas are often designed with indoor-outdoor swimming pools. The products to be used in these areas should not create glare and ensure that functional areas are illuminated at an adequate level. By illuminating the inside of the pool, relaxing and peaceful atmospheres can be created with the reflections of the water effects on the surface. It is possible to strengthen the architectural character of the space by different techniques such as spotting the vertical planes or revealing them linearly. In these areas where the concepts of cleaning and hygiene are particularly important, it is crucial to provide adequate light for cleaning and maintenance.
In the fitness and sports areas, energy-intensive dynamic lighting concepts that support movement can be planned. The RGB and amber color applications that change color with usage support the architecture in capturing the lines appropriate for the energy and character of these areas.
TECHNICAL VOLUME & PARKING AREASParking areas are the frequently used volumes in short intervals. In these volumes, which are not used continuously, smart systems that are designed with the presence sensors enable high energy saving. Indoor parking areas are divided into descending-ascending ramps, vehicle parking areas and vehicle circulation areas, and provide an average of 75 lx on the lighting system floor. In daytime, descending-ascending ramps are expected to be illuminated a bit more than parking areas, considering that eye needs to adapt to relatively darker environment. It is expected that the products preferred in car parks and technical volumes have IP protection class and impact resistance. In addition, LED lighting systems integrated with control systems in these spaces are much more advantageous than conventional lighting systems due to their energy saving and maintenance-free long-term operation.