AWA Lighting Designers illuminates 575 Lexington
The lighting for the lobby at 575 Lexington was designed to draw attention to the building entrance with two large "lanterns" of light flanking the glass wall of entry doors.
Designed by AWA Lighting Designers for Hugh Hardy of H3 Hardy Design Collaborative, each lantern, comprised of double height translucent white glass and evenly illuminated from within, wraps around the corner of the facade formed by the recessed entry canopy. On the other side of the entry doors, the light temperature shifts from cool to warm, drawing the visitor into the lobby.
Open and inviting, the new lobby at 575 Lexington Avenue features a dramatic piano-shaped design. The entire curved wall at lobby left is covered with vertical panels of warm, textured resin that seem to emanate warmth as the wall glows from fixtures hidden at its base. A regular sequence of illuminated reveals progresses from entry to elevators in even pairs.