The Gallery in the Historic Meatpacking District: RH New York

RH is a redesigned retail and hospitality building in New York City’s Meatpacking District. The original building, from 19th century, was with two levels and served as stable and garage. Interior lighting of RH is based on an approach of using fewer light sources, and creating a sense of home with decorative lighting luminaires.

Monday, May 4, 2020 - 07:19

RH is a redesigned retail and hospitality building in New York City’s Meatpacking District.

The original building, from 19th century, was with two levels and served as stable and garage. With additional three floors, basement expansion and the rooftop today RH, is a huge retail store reimagined with a modern steel and glass structure, preserving original brick façade.

Six floors with  90.000 square-foot, are dedicated to RH interiors, modern, outdoor, baby & child,teen design collections and also combinated with a rooftop restaurant & bar, an in-house interior design firm ad a five-level atrium.

Interior lighting of RH is based on an approach of using fewer light sources, and creating a sense of home with decorative lighting luminaires.

LED uplights at the elevator and coloums accentuate RH atrium.

Narrow spotlights on the tracks are used to highlight the display items additional to decorative lighting elements.

Large decorative pendants provide a warm atmosphere at RH New York’s cafe, rooftop lobby and restaurant. Pendants are also supported with track mounted spotlights to illuminate the counters and with linear LED fixtures for display casework.

An Alison Berger’s art installation of 120 hand-blown crystal dropping pendants, enrich the visual of  staircase with light.

Recessed uplights, linear grazing uplights, narrow beam floodlights, landscape unplights and umbrella-mounted lights, work together to highlight RH’s façades.

Linear uplights graze the original brick façades of the building.

Recessed and surface mounted floodlights, are used to highlight the vertical structural elements and the cross bracing on the façades.

RH’s skylit rooftop garden which is visible from street level has also a warm ambient with illuminated tress and umbrellas.

Interior and exterior lighting are controlled by a centralızed dimming system which allows to create a warm residential vibe.

RH New York, continues to glamour visitors both from inside and outside.

With its well balanced illuminated inside spaces and warmth of the façades RH is a good sample for lighting design of a restorated building.

Sources:

https://www.archlighting.com/
https://www.bgarch.com/
https://www.seanoconnorlighting.com/
https://www.restorationhardware.com/

Ayşe Özkiper
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After Notre Dame de Sion French High School, Ayşe Dilay Özkiper continued her education at the Istanbul Technical University and has been graduated as an Architect. She also graduated from her MBA at the Istanbul University Institute of Business Economics. She attended various workshops, formations, and schoolings on lighting design and technique. Özkiper spent the last 20 years of her 29-year professional career in the lighting sector with the expertise of architectural lighting and still continues as a lighting designer and consultant.

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