A new art museum in Whistler, British Columbia brings together natural and electric light to magnify its simple, yet elegant, details. #HLBNewYork designed a lighting solution that was sensitive to the project’s surroundings, while treating the art in a similarly delicate manner.

The design team and curators coordinated specific ranges of illumination for temporary and permanent galleries which house sensitive artworks from coastal British Columbia. In order to deliver a pragmatic lighting system, LED replacement lamps were designed in the art galleries and also included potentiometer dimmers on each fixture for fine tuning of the light levels.

In interior and exterior public areas, spotlights carefully integrated into wood slat and linear lighting incorporated into handrails provide a comfortable level of light while remaining hidden. Architectural Record goes deep into the backstory of the project and how its abstract presence compliments the culture of the land.

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