Jul 12, 2022

Custom solutions inside the “Qube” at this luxury apartment complex

The Q Topanga is a nearly 400-unit mixed-use apartment complex and one of San Fernando Valley’s most coveted luxury home communities. The complex features a slew of modern amenities such as smart-home tech, complimentary valet-parking, a 9,000-sq ft fitness center, a full-service concierge, multiple rooftops, a sports lounge, a screening room, a spa and a dog park—to name a few. Design for the extravagant community required a detailed collaborative effort on the parts of architects at California Home Builders (CHB) and lighting designers at RL Studio, along with customized fixtures by Ideoli.

Project in Pictures: Luxury Means CustomDiscussions for the project began back in 2017. Designer Jonathan Wehan says, “Ideoli works with us when we need to modify or find products to meet our specific parameters, whether it be dimming, output or addressing an installation challenge.” The complex features various customized fixtures to allow for functionality amidst its modern style and design.
Photos: Jim Simmons Photography

The Q TopangaA stand-out element to the complex is the “QUBE.” The six-story transparent glass structure with a three story common area needed an equally noticeable lighting element to match the aesthetic. The result is two custom-made focal-point chandeliers accenting the height of the ceiling and framing a commissioned art piece. Each 150-W chandelier delivers 12,000 lumens of soft illumination and is comprised of over 30 strands holding multiple 18-in. spike-shaped luminaires hanging from circular ceiling-mounted canopies.
Photos: Jim Simmons Photography

The Q TopangaModern LED linear fixtures light many of The Q’s other common spaces, including the multi-level fitness center. While 4- and 6-ft long bars were implemented to provide glare-free downlighting in VIP wellness areas, 2-ft long bars were also used throughout the complex in spaces such as private offices and conference rooms. Each fixture is set to 3000K for uniformity.
Photos: Jim Simmons Photography