Bates Smart Sydney Studio

bates-smart-sydneyFollowing our engagement with Hassell to light their Sydney Studio, Bates Smart were next off the rank, with their conversion of the 20th Century Fox building in Surry Hills.

 
Anzac Memorial Hyde Park Sydney

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Six weeks from start to finish!  Testament to what can be achieve with a solid budget from the client and open dialogue between contractors and consultants. It really is possible to complete a project without ‘Value engineering’!

 
POV WINS LIGHTING DESIGN AWARD FOR QT SYDNEY

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The NSW Lighting Awards awards were held at Darling Harbour Convention Centre Friday 22nd November 2013 and the creme de la creme presentation of the evening went to... us... for our fantastic work in the public spaces at the QT Hotel in Sydney's CBD.

The QT Hotel, Sydney is a very special kind of establishment and needed a deft touch a challenge which to our design team which has been well recognised with this award

We have previously partnered with QT Hotels on their Gold Coast Resort and are presently working with them on their new Melbourne project.

Of course this award winning lighting would not have been possible without the efforts of Indyk Architects, Nic Graham + Associates and AHL who created such individual spaces for us to light.

At last Sydney has a boutique hotel where guests from any of the world's great cities will find things very much to their liking.

 
The Collins Bar

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LIGHTING A BAR WHERE JAMES BOND  COULD BE STIRRED NOT SHAKEN

When POV was briefed on the new Collins Bar at the Adelaide Hilton it was indicated by the client they wanted to achieve an ambiance even James Bond (the Daniel Craig version) would find beguiling. It also had to appeal to a travel savvy business clientele and locals wanting a world class experience.

International Hilton guidelines also required 100% of the lighting be LED.

POV has always enjoyed a challenge.

We custom designed a unique central ceiling feature to provide a stunning visual centerpiece above the bar. LED strips on the top of each of its blades light the coffer for high ambient lighting during the day.

The fully glazed facade was particularly tricky. By day, daylight ingress had to be embraced to provide high ambient light levels whilst by night the clientele had to feel enclosed by the space and not be drawn to the busy road and street lighting outside.

White and amber LED's were used within down lights to match to the color temperature shifting of halogens when dimmed, critical in an hospitality environment.

The overall effect is one of style, sophistication and originality.

So should Daniel Craig's 007 adventures ever take him to Adelaide we are quite sure he'll
feel very much at home.

 
Mark Elliott joins panel at WorkLife Seminar

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Sydney Indesign 2013 opened on 15th August 2013 with a Worklife seminar designed to look at ‘The Future of the Workspace".

Titled "Workstations or Playstations – How Productive is Your Workplace?" it covered the evolution of workplace design and philosophy. Mark Elliott, Principal at POV was a very active member of the live panel involved with discussions and interacting with the attendees, predominantly architects and interior designers.

The incredible advancement in lighting technology in recent years and the influences it is having on our office towers, shopping malls, restaurants and public buildings not to mention our lives has helped position the lighting design industry very much top of mind in both commercial and public arenas. Mark's vast experience lighting projects around the globe saw him dispel a few fallacies and provide hard facts as to just what lighting can and can't do.

"Never before has lighting played such a dominant and prominent role in our lives. Get light right and it can improve productivity, health and enjoyment. Get it wrong and the opposite will happen", he said, (amongst other things).

Mark was joined on the panel by Laurie Aznavoorian (Geyer), Jeremy Hocking (Herman Miller) & Simon Trude (2D3D Creative studio).

 
Revesby Workers Club

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PointOfView have completed a lighting installation work for Sydney’s iconic Revesby Workers’ Club. First opened in 1962 on a site that was once ‘Cooke’s Farm’, the total refurbishment of the much loved club cost over AUD $10m.

We were responsible for lighting the entire project. Management duties were performed by Cerno and included all restaurants, gaming areas, gym, café, hairdressers, lounges and stages.


Client | Revesby Workers Club

Interior Designers: Altis Architecture

Location | Sydney, Australia

Image | David Curzon

 
HALE HOUSE SHORTLISTED AT W.A. AIA AWARDS

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The WA Chapter of the AIA held their Architecture Awards in Perth on Friday, July 5th. 

As well as honoring the best architecture in the state for 2012, the ceremony includes the presentation of the prestigious Mondoluce Lighting Award.  

"This award is a bit special" said PointOfView Melbourne Director Bernie Tan-Hayes, "because you can't just enter, you work has to be selected. So while we didn't win this year, to be shortlisted is an achievement in itself".  

It was PointOfView’s Lighting Design for Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland’s restoration of Hale House, the 1914 heritage building that will be the new home for the premier of WA and up to 30 of his staff that attracted the attention of the AIA this time around. 

Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland had already received two architecture awards for Hale House in the Public Architecture and Interior Categories earlier in the evening.

“The night was a great success”, added Bernie, “hopefully lighting will become a permanent category in all architectural award shows”.

Client | The Premier of Western Australia   and Cabinet Ministers
Location | Perth, Western Australia
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POV WIN with Casino & Hotel Project In Manila

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POV has recently won the contract to provide interior lighting design for the new Melco Crown ‘Belle Grande’ Casino and Hotel, part of 1 billion dollar Entertainment City Complex in Manila.

The Casino and Hotel are owned by Australian billionaire James Packer and the son of Asian billionaire Dr Stanley Ho, Lawrence Ho.

They represent the first project undertaken by their company Melco Crown outside Macau. 

This is a fabulous win for us as it comes following the work we have already completed for Melco at their 'City Of Dreams' Casino in Macau.

The Entertainment City complex is scheduled to open in mid 2014.

Client Melco Crown
Location | Manila, Philippines
 
POV WINS PRIZED INTERNATIONAL APPOINTMENT

POV DesignDirector MarkElliottPOV will team with leading NYC architects Kohn Pedersen Fox (kpf), to provide facade and landscape lighting for a landmark Mumbai based development by Oberoi Realty.

The two tower (69 and 52 story) complex, comprising of an hotel, offices and apartments is known as the 'Worli Mixed Use Development’ named after the high-end suburb of Mumbai it is located in.

This is a terrific win for us. We've already completed other significant assignments in India including a Four Seasons Hotel in New Delhi, and the Westin Hotel in Mumbai. It goes to show great work attracts great work.

Client | Oberoi Realty
Location | Mumbai, India
Image | Mark Elliott
 
Burberry's Historic Facade

Burberry Facade Render LOWWe are working on lighting the facade of the heritage Burberry flagship store in Sydney.

This is an important store for the brand, which combines the full Burberry product offer with the very latest in digital technology, giving shoppers a megawatt brand and luxury experience. Angela Ahrendts, CEO of Burberry said "the innovative store environment inside a beautiful heritage building is the perfect reflection of the history and modern attitude of the Burberry brand".

We are proud to be 'presenting the face' of the Burberry exterior to take it's place among the sights of night-time Sydney. We aim to perfectly express the brand, in light. 


Client | Burberry
Location | 343 George Street
Image | Render by POV
 

 
52 MARTIN PLACE

52 MARTIN PLACE

52MartinBlogWe just finished the lighting design for the foyer of this landmark CBD office building, originally built in 1985. The owners recognised the need to re-position the building within the Sydney market place to attract new tenants. The scope of work included remodelling of the loby and its lighting. 

Our lighting shifts away from typical down-lighting, and makes a feature of sculpture, coves and artwork.  'Washing' the marble wall enhances the sense of daylight ingress. At night, the wash is turned off and drama unfolds as in-ground uplights kick in. We sought to bring extra value to rich materials and a sense of quality to this prestigious building. 

Location | CBD, Sydney
Architect | Davenport Campbell
Photography | Brent Winstone

 
JIMBO & REX

JIMBO & REX

JimboRexBlogRecently completed, the lighting design at Jimbo & Rex at the West End of Crown complex, Melbourne, was an out-of-the-ordinary type of project for POV, but enjoyable all the same. Sara McClintock led the lighting team and took her cue from interiors by Mim Design, where natural materials such as wood, stone, ceramic tile and copper bring character and depth to a relaxed ambiance. 

 

 

 

Location | Crown, Melbourne
Suppliers | Ricardo, Roll & Hill, Masson, Inlite, ECC, Litesource
Interior Design | Mim Design
Photography | Dean Bradley
 
MARK ELLIOTT AT INFINITY AWARDS

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MarkElliott POV LowResAt the beginning of March, POV Design Director Mark Elliott was invited to speak at the new Infinity Awards, held by Illumni Blog in Sydney. He spoke about the value of creativity, and how lighting designers are inspired by creative processes. Yet he feels the value of their creativity has been degraded in recent years. 

 

Perhaps new technology forces designers into a rigid world of 3D modelling. Reverting to paper and pencil and visual dialogue might provoke discussion and imagination, liberating a more creative approach.

 

He called for Lighting Designers to break the cycle, get back to what they love and drive creativity back into the industry. Why should artists and sculptors take all the creative laurels?

 
JONES THE GROCER

JONES THE GROCER

JonesGrocerCropMark Elliott and Fransiska Laksmono of POV created the lighting design for this flagship store which opened March 1st in Sydney. It's a concept emporium, offering gourmet food for everyday living, and the retail of luxury foods alongside breakfast-to-diner dining. The lighting seeks to brings alive each area and its specific function, so that every experience is enhanced to it’s full potential. In addition to the overall scheme, POV designed and made custom pendants and black spotlight frames.

Client | Landini Associates
Location | Westfield Mall, Sydney
Interior Design | Landini Associates
Photography | Courtesy Landini

 
ROSETTA

ROSETTA RISTORANTE - BY NEIL PERRY

RosettaWe were delighted to create the lighting design for this sumptuous new restaurant by Neil Perry which opened late in 2012 at Crown, Melbourne. Behind the traditional surface of table lamps and chandeliers lie new technologies such as LEDs and fibre optics. 

The lighting, like the decor by BKH, is slightly enhanced to give a contemporary spin. Marble, leather, velvet banquettes and plush carpets - materials are assembled in a subtly pop version of true Italian luxury. We sourced fixtures from Barovier & Toso (Murano), Masson for Light and Litesource. 

 

Client | Rockpool Group
Location | Crown Melbourne
Interior Design | Iain Halliday at BKH
Photography | Dean Bradley

 
MAN TONG KITCHEN

MAN TONG KITCHEN, CROWN, MELBOURNE

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We completed the lighting design for Man Tong Kitchen in late December 2012. It's a beautiful space in traditional Chinese teahouse style, but with a

contemporary spin, and a very rich combination of materials and colour. The intention of the lighting is to accentuate this richness, bringing to life the key finishes, artworks, furniture and decorative elements. 

The base lighting in the main dining areas is quite dark, while private dining areas are brighter. We made bespoke pendant lanterns reflecting the reds and gold in the decor.

PROJECT DETAILS

project | Man Tong Kitchen
client | Golden Age Group
location | Crown, Melbourne
interior design | B.Y. Architects

 
Hotel Hotel

HOTEL HOTEL, CANBERRA

HotelHotel NishiStair2We have been commissioned to light an exiting new project: 'Hotel Hotel' in Canberra. Here it is late in 2012, work in progress.

The Interior Design is tremendously original, and the client Molonglo Group have pushed for something way above the ordinary, in terms of both design and energy-conservation. They say 'we prefer punk to posh' and a lot of people who love hotels will agree. We think it's going to be outstnding and a sanctuary from the norm - like a luxury shack in the city. 

We look forward to the opening, in Spring 2013 www.hotel-hotel.com.au

 

Client | Molonglo Group
Architect | Fender Katselidis Architects
Location | Canberra
Interior Design | Don Cameron, & March Studios

 

 
IES Awards (NSW)
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IES LIGHTING AWARDS, NSW

We were proud to win two IES Awards of Commendation, Lighting Design, NSW 2012. At this level, lighting is a highly technical as well as an aesthetic practice,
demanding specialist knowledge and skill. At the JWS offices, timber, leather and lighting effects create an elegance that breathes with a sense of solidity and permanence. At The Darling Hotel, we worked closely with DBI Design, and the biggest lighting challenge was to create a sense of intimacy in the tripple hight atrium in the lobby. Light was sourced at low levels - floor lamps, integrated joinery lighting and in-ground luminaires, and the red feature-wall behind the reception desk draws the eye to a low ceiling zone.
 
PROJECT DETAILS                                                                                                                   
project     | Offices of legal firm Johnson Winter & Slatery, Sydney                                                    
client       | JWS                                                                                                                       
interior design | Hassell Studios                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                             
PROJECT DETAILS
project              | The Darling Hotel, Sydney
client                | Echo Entertainment Group
architect           | Cox Richardson
interior design | DBI

 

 

 
Opera at the Bowl

pov operabowl lrWe are happy to be lighting the spectacular 'Mazda Opera at the Bowl' free concert in Melbourne on Saturday 1st December, showcasing some of the world's favourite arias sung by some of Australia's best singers. The line-up includes Martin Buckingham, Giorgio Caoduro, Nicole Car, Warwick Fyfe, Dominica Matthews, the Opera Australia Chorus and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The Sydney Meyer Music Bowl will be lit up in every sense!



 
A New Book all about PoV Design
POV Book2 LRThis week we recieved the first copies of our fully illustrated book:
'A Lighting Design Point Of View'
The printers have done a superb job.
It's a tremendously exciting moment. 

 

 
QT Sydney

QT_Sydney_Restaurant_Bar_V2-15x-copyIn line with our strong hospitality profile PointOfView have recently completed the lighting design for Sydney's newest and grooviest hotel, QT Sydney. This is Sydney's second new hotel in 2012, following the opening of The Darling at The Star Casino complex, lighting also designed by PointOfView.

This is the second of the new QT brand hotels after QT Gold Coast (lighting by POV).  It has an aesthetic not like any other in Sydney and probably in Australia. Taking inspiration from hotels such as Gramercy Park in NYC, it is edgy and playful.  The lighting reacts to this language, enhancing feature elements whilst fading into the background so as not to impose on the physical fabric of the space. It's an eclectic mix of industrial heritage building, with exposed services and brickwork, chiming against vibrant FF&E elements.

PROJECT DETAILS
Project                 | QT Sydney Australia
Interior design   | Indyk Architects + Nic Graham Associates
Photography      | eszteranddavid
 
The Darling Hotel

THE DARLING HOTEL - THE STAR

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PointOfView Lighting Designers in Sydney make The Darling Hotel be the twinkle in the new Star Casino.

Lighting Design within Hospitality environments is a crucial component, no more so than in our late night entertainment venues.  The recently opened Darling Hotel, the new 5 star hotel at The Star Casino Complex, engaged multi award winning Lighting Designers PointOfView, in collaboration with interior designers DBI, to deliver a first class environment with individuality as a draw card to the new Star Casino.  Through considered application of light the hotel lobby is dramatic and unrivalled in Sydney.  PointOfView were also engaged to provide Lighting Design service on the spa, guestrooms and corridors.  As well as the VIP high roller extension of the Sovereign Room.

PROJECT DETAILS

project | The Darling Hotel
location | Sydney, Australia
interior | DBI
 
Saffire Resort

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2010 IES EXCELLENCE AWARD!

Like a precious jewel in the rough, Tasmania's new resort, Saffire, was designed sit perfectly in its delicate environment. Architects Robert Morris Nunn, Interior Designers Chada and Point Of View Lighting toiled carefully to create a structure which mirrors the exceptional light and shade of the natural surroundings.

This careful blending of environment, structure and design has resulted in a building which is both intelligent and inviting. This concept of light and shade typifies Point of View's lighting design of Saffire. The project demonstrates that what you light it is just as important, as what you do not.

PROJECT DETAILS

project | Saffire Resort
location | Tasmania, Australia
architect | Morris Nunn & Associates
interior design | Chada