L195 pendant lights hanging above the armchairs in the reception area of the UBC Robson Square campus In the midst of downtown Vancouver, there’s a small part of Robson Street barricaded from the rumble of vehicles known as Robson Square, and just below its surface, lies the UBC Robson Square campus, a peaceful academic oasis that’s hidden from the chaos of downtown Vancouver. Featured throughout the campus, the star of the show is the L195. This modern and sleek pendant luminaire contrasts the textured concrete building and stands out against the gray. On the way to the UBC Robson Square campus, L01s illuminate the stairs and ramp that lead pedestrians down the square. The beams of light create a visual guide for pedestrians and wheelchair users to safely go up and down the pathways. In order to create a smooth end result, a Matte Chrome Anodized finish was chosen to blend in with the concrete build on the pathway. In-grade fixture L01 mounted on a concrete step outside of the UBC Robson Square campus In-grade fixtures L01’s mounted on concrete steps outside the UBC Robson Square campus Through the glass doors and into the reception area, right above the bright yellow and navy-blue armchairs, four corridors of light illuminate the environment. In a cove-like structure on the ceiling, linear luminaires provide the bulk of the illumination. The hidden installation of the linear fixtures eliminates any glare that could be caused by typical installation methods (e.g., surface, suspended or recessed mounting options), which exposes the fixtures. The protective cover from the cove structure is what provides more comfortable lighting for those who are sitting or just passing through. In those light aisles, L195s are scattered in asymmetrical patterns to bring more interest to the ceiling by creating movement-like illusion; and to showcase the minimalistic elegance of the pendants, the Black Anodized finish of the L195 pendants works wonderfully with the crisp white colour of the ceiling. That bright contrast creates a more dynamic look for the environment and scales back on the sterilization of the space. Pendant lights L195 illuminate the reception area of the UBC Robson Square campus Pendant lights L195 illuminate the reception area of the UBC Robson Square campus Pendant lights L195 illuminate the reception area of the UBC Robson Square campus Stepping deeper into the structure, there are two flights of stairs on the right that lead personnel, students, and guests up and down the infrastructure. In a grand waterfall-like visual, a cluster of black L195 luminaires is hung asymmetrically, inviting the eyes to move up and down the symmetrical twin stairs. In the empty space of the stairs, long cables dip delicately, creating a natural flow to the stairs. The contrast between the cool, rugged, gray concrete and the stark, smooth black of the pendants provides a stunning layered look that brings dimension and interest to an area that could have been overlooked. From the uppermost level, the pendants serve as a visual guide of what’s to come. The height of the cords extends the infrastructure further, giving an elongated and borderline elegant appearance to the flight of stairs. From the lowermost level, the pendants illuminate the small sitting areas adjacent to the steps with pockets of warm light. The cascading and asymmetrical arrangement of the pendant system is reminiscent of stars in the night sky; each star – or pendant light – looks stunning on its own, but a constellation of them tells a bigger story. Black L195 pendant luminaires hung asymmetrically in the well hole Black L195 pendant luminaires hung asymmetrically in the well hole Black L195 pendant luminaires hung asymmetrically in the well hole Black L195 pendant luminaires hung asymmetrically in the well hole The Black Anodized L195s inside the UBC Robson Square campus were chosen to introduce vivacity to the environment by bringing an element of movement to the space. The bold black of the fixture complements the whites and grays of the building, and the elongated shape of the fixtures introduces an element of modernity to the interior.