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May 21, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am PDT

$20.00 – $55.00


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Photo Credit: Art Gray

Arch Tour Fest: Alpice – 10:30am

Additional information regarding the tour and check-in process will be emailed directly to registrants 24 hours before the event.

Resting comfortably within the famed Hollywood Hills sits the ALPICE Home, the latest architectural masterpiece from award-winning Southern California design firm, Minarc. The underlying design ethos of ALPICE is inspired by Iceland, the homeland of Principal Designer, Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, with volcanic activity representing the earth’s inherent and continuous movement toward new life. Built with mnmMOD—the most sustainable building system available, the simple, eco-conscious design creates comprehensively healthy environments, with an indoor-outdoor flow of seamless transitions between spaces.

Hargrave Drive has a unique lighting installation that combines high quality light sources with state of the art wireless lighting controls and Low Voltage Direct Current (LVDC) power distribution.

The LVDC infrastructure was designed by Visiolite with the principle of a centralized power source for all lights inside and exterior to the building. This approach has several benefits including high efficiency, lower material use, lower carbon footprint and the option to become fully off grid.

The lighting design consists of DRD2 Down-lights from DMF Lighting that were custom made for this project, as the luminaires don’t need an internal power supply. Removing the internal driver increases the luminaires longevity, reduces heat generation and eliminates white noise that we normally don’t pay attention to, but is clearly recognizable when it’s not there. This contributes to a relaxed ambiance with better acoustics and deeper rests. The lighting design also features several LED tape lights from Visiolite including the signature Visiolite Vibrance(TM) LED strip for accent lighting in entertainment areas. All general lighting boosts high color rendering index and R9 that significantly reduces blue light that can impact our melatonin and circadian rhythm.

The Finish based Casambi was selected for lighting controls. Casambi is robust, reliable, and doesn’t depend on an Internet connection or gateways. Casambi is a great match for a LVDC infrastructure as it’s natively DC based. The Hargrave installation has over 110 Casambi wireless endpoints including wall switches and lights that can easily be controlled from wall switches, smart phones or the on-wall tablets.


Tour Organizer:

Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, AIA and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, Associate AIA


Building Credits:

Architect: Minarc

Construction: ERLA Construction

Engineering: DCA Civil Engineering Group

Lighting Design: Karl Jonsson

System Integration: Visiolite LLC

Luminaires: DMF Lighting

LED tape: Visiolite LLC

Lighting Controls: Casambi Technologies Oy


Tour Led by:

Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, AIA and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, Associate AIA


Learning Objectives

Discover how to create secure and eco-friendly residential lighting systems with low voltage wiring and low material use.
Discover how implementing Decentralized Lighting Controls can boost safety, comfort and energy efficiency.
Learn how to make lighting and plug loads in new residences completely off grid with half the material use of traditional solar.
Learn the health benefits of using driverless luminaires with high Color Rendering index.
Learn how future buildings can be natively intelligent with data and power in a single cable.


Parking Info:

Parking available above the project on grass up small dirt road. Additional parking on narrow street. Car pool or ride share recommended.



May 21, 2023
10:30 am - 11:30 am PDT
$20.00 – $55.00
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2635 Hargrave Dr.
Los Angeles, 90068
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