The Shield House located in Denver, Colorado is an urban infill project designed by Studio H:T. A tall, slender curved metal wall juxtaposes against a rectangular living space. The curve shield is necessary to provide privacy from the decks of the adjacent triplex, but it also acts as sun catcher that brings light down through the house. The intimate courtyard offers a quiet sanctuary to relax both day and night.
This contemporary ceiling suspension light, designed by Ross Lovegrove, places a floating assembly of large pebbles with polished chrome finish below a aluminum disc. The chrome pebbles reflect each other, bouncing light between their surfaces and the surrounding environment. There are two halogen lamps that sit atop the two lowest pebbles, reflecting light up to the aluminum disc. The Artemide Mercury Ceiling Suspension creates optimum lighting precision using minimum energy resources.