Johnston Marklee & Associates liquify the ceiling plane of The Orchid restaurant in coastal Los Angeles

Fortmeyer, Russell
November 2007
Architectural Record;Nov2007, Vol. 195 Issue 11, p202
Trade Publication
The article describes the lighting design created by Johnston Marklee & Associates for the ceiling of The Orchid Restaurant in Los Angeles, California. Inspired by the petals of the restaurant's namesake flower, the architects designed white acrylic panels in a standard size and hung them with steel wire cables from a Unistrut support system attached to the structural ceiling. The architects painted the overlying ceiling cavity white and installed a series of 50-watt MR16 track lights directed toward portions of the ceiling plane.


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