Located in the north of France in Mons-en-Barœul, “La Pépite” is a 9-storey building with 45 apartments, clad in a metallic mesh and benefiting from 100% autonomous lighting thanks to energy solar. This building, included in the city’s development plan, is the work of CAAU Architects (Coldefy & Associés Architectes Urbanistes) as well as Rozen Le Couillard, lighting designer at Noctiluca.
The main idea of this project was to reproduce, as naturally as possible, the variations in light intensity generated by sunlight on the structure of the building. The lighting had to be almost invisible by sublimating the metal mesh, while preserving the comfort of the residents and avoiding disturbing the urban environment.
It is therefore in partnership with the company NOWATT Lighting that the LUMTEAM teams have designed the NATIK, an LED projector programmed in “Dynamic white” (warm white / cold white variation) and capable of operating solely thanks to the solar energy produced. and managed by NOWATT Lighting equipment; a real technological advance in terms of autonomous solar scenario in 2018.