12. Ecophon Dot™ - integrated lighting

Ecophon Dot is a unique solution. It is designed to achieve an exciting lighting effect suitable for a number of room types. It is fully integrated and developed for Ecophon ceilings with Akutex T surface, and can be used together with Focus D, Focus DG, Focus E and Master E.
Ecophon Dot consists of a luminaire housing (resting on the grid) and a matt opal acrylic louvre, which is integrated in an Ecophon Focus tile (comes with different edge design). Between the louvre and the tile there is a distinct gap. The modern luminaire has a HF ballast, and is designed for a circular fluorescent T5 tube. Ecophon Dot has a very neutral geometric form, and it can be used in many kinds of applications, for instance in large rooms, in groups, in rows, as optical guidance etc. It is easy to install and to demount.
Ecophon official reference. Project: City Hall of Zoetermeer, Holland. Architect: Rob van Sprang, Opera-Ontwerpers Architechts, Amsterdam. Photo: Frank Tielemans. System: Ecophon Dot D, Ecophon Focus D
Project: City Hall of Zoetermeer, Holland. Architect: Rob van Sprang, Opera-Ontwerpers Architechts, Amsterdam. Photo: Frank Tielemans.
System photo: Ecophon Dot gap. Photo: Peter Persson
Here is a close-up of the gap, the meeting between the absorber and the opal acrylic sheet. The gap is very distinct and contributes to the neutral geometric form of Ecophon Dot.
 
Ecophon Dot D
CADsupport [M135]
 
Ecophon Dot DG
CADsupport [M135]
 
Ecophon Dot E
CADsupport [M135]
 
Installation:
IG134 Dot D
IG135 Dot DG, E

Design

Ecophon official reference: School, multimedia resource center, group study. Project: Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, KTH, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Architect: Ahrbom Arkitektkontor AB. Photo: Åke E:son Lindman. System: Focus DG.

Solutions and advice about ceiling design and how the ceiling is integrated to different interfaces.

Ceiling integration

Many technical services are located in the ceiling area and must satisfy both aesthetics and function. Co-ordination of details must take place early in the design stage.