Isometrix Lighting research

“Architecture is the correct and masterly play of masses brought together in light” – Le Corbusier

Architect, Arnold Chan set up Isometrix in 1984. Arnold Chan trained at the Architectural Association, which has laid the foundations for his innovative and versatile architectural approach to lighting design that sets Isometrix apart from the work of more traditional lighting engineers. Isometrix pushes the boundaries and captures the full potential of lighting as a creative tool. As described on the Isometrix website, they do this “by visualising the impact of light within a three dimensional space an integrated mix of lighting effects that enhance the sense of spatial flow within buildings’ interiors”. Isometrix remains at the forefront of innovative lighting design by keeping abreast of new and advanced lighting technology and by working with the leading manufacturers in specific areas of expertise and designing or adapting equipment to suit each particular project. Their lighting systems are creative and highly sophisticated; creating beautiful, expressive and emotive environments through their clever combinations of colour and light.

Isometrix has a stunning portfolio of private, commercial, residential, retail, hotel and cultural lighting projects, (please visit their website via the link above), and they also have an extensive portfolio of architects and designers that they have worked in collaboration with, such as:

Adam Tihany, Aedas, AFSO Design, Allies and Morrison, Andy Martin Associates, Antonio Citterio and Partners, Arata Isozaki, Arquitectonica, Autoban, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Bonetti Kozerski Studio, Branson Coates Architects, Christian de Portzamparc, Christian Liaigre, Claudio Silvestrin, Conran and Partners, David Chipperfield, David Collins, Duccio Grassi Architects, ECO-ID, Eva Jiricna, Finlay Harper Architects, Gilles et Boissier, Gluckman Mayner Architects, Herzog de Meuron, Icrave Design Studio, India Mahdavi, Jean Nouvel Ateliers, Jean-Michel Wilmotte, John Pawson, Julian Schnabel, Kengo Kuma, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Marc Newson, Mariscal y Salas, Norman Foster, Patricia Urquiola, Philippe Starck, Piero Lissoni, Pierre-Yves Rochon, Plasma Studio, Raoul Cavadias, Rem Koolhaas, Remedios Siembieda, Richard Meier, Richard Rogers, Rick Mather Architects, Rockwell Group, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Ron Arad, Shigeru Ban, Tadao Ando, Terry Farrell and Partners, Thomas Heatherwick, Tom Dixon, TP Bennett LLP, Woods Bagot, Yabu Pushelberg and Zaha Hadid

Below are just a few of Isometrix’s projects that stand out as exceptional examples of what can be achieved through ingenious lighting systems:

Isometrix Lighting Design - Albert Embankment, London (Residential)

Isometrix Lighting Design – Albert Embankment, London

Isometrix Lighting Design - Francis Street, London (Residential)

Isometrix Lighting Design - John Pawson House, London (Residential)

Isometrix Lighting Design - Bungalow 8 Nightclub, London

Isometrix Lighting Design - Cathay Pacific Lounge Renovation, Hong Kong. Image sourced from

Isometrix Lighting Design for Sketch Nightclub, London

Isometrix Lighting Design, Tate Gallery Restaurant, London


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