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Climate Change: Will We See Floating Architecture?

“Given the impact of climate change, we can begin to think a lot more about the opportunity for living with water as opposed to fighting it,”

~Kunle Adeyemi, Architect

In an age where we grapple with the effects of climate change and rising water level across the globe, the question now becomes how will our cities properly deal with the challenge? Some in the architectural community put forward the idea that floating buildings will be the answer moving forward. These innovative ideas are being promoted in a wide variety of designs in various locations around the world. Solutions that are being offered range from floating prefab homes to entire neighborhoods that are totally amphibious.

Core samples, tide gauge readings, and most recently, satellite measurements tell us that over the past century, the Global Mean Sea Level (GMSL) has risen by 4 to 8 inches. However, the annual rate of rise over the past 20 years has been 0.13 inches a year, roughly twice the average speed of the preceding 80 years. When sea levels rise rapidly, as they have been doing, even a small increase can have devastating effects on coastal habitats. As seawater reaches farther inland, it can cause destructive erosion, wetland flooding, aquifer and agricultural soil contamination, and lost habitat for fish, birds, and plants.

With the ever-increasing threat of rising water, a community that has pioneered the idea of water-based living is the Netherlands. With over half of its landmass underwater, the Netherlands have mastered the art of water management, namely through an effective and creative canal system. Climate change has forced that creativity forward to find more ambitious ways to transform its cities. In Amsterdam, you will find innovative houseboats all around the city. One of the most creative designs is a slatted timber structure that floats and has one story submerged below the water level. Designs now exist for an entire housing complex that can float and is set on artificial islands.

Other examples of floating architectural design that are meeting the challenges of rising water levels can be found in Lagos, Nigeria, which is battling significant rises in tides and water levels. Architect Kunle Adeymi has designed numerous floating buildings in the region, including schools and radio stations. Other innovations are being offered by teams from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Their idea was to design and build prefabricated houses that can be shipped and assembled anywhere in the world.

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by Gerald Olesker, CEO, ADG Lighting



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Modern Lighting Picks for May

What Do We Bring to the Table?

With so many design options out there, the question is how do you find true creativity and inspiration that will make your project perfect? The answer is simple. You need someone who has the vision, creativity and collaborative skills that inspire instead of limit. At ADG Lighting, we are able to collaborate with our clients in an honest manner. Then we bring in our unique perspective on design elements, coupling that with our creative perspective, and bring your vision to life! It really is a simple process, if you posses the love of design and the drive. We create projects that project quality, style and innovation in everything we do.

The ADG Lighting Difference

ADG Lighting is a maker of lighting, furnishings, and iron work for residential and commercial projects. We pride ourselves in being a boutique manufacturer of custom lighting and architectural ornamentation. We enjoy working on multi-family homes, spec homes, beach homes, restaurants, hotels & resorts, and landmarks worldwide. To compliment our creative abilities, we offer full factory capabilities in Southern California, meeting title 24 requirements, and provides photo-metric reports for custom lighting. Our experience and skillsets are unmatched in the industry.

Pride in the Final Results

Through energized collaborations with our clients and designers, we harness those powerful dreams by bringing them to life on paper. The creative concepts that are brought to life in our factory are of extreme pride and display our passionate commitment to creativity and excellence. With such a strong history for results, ADG Lighting is perfectly positioned to collaborate on design projects worldwide. Go to and see our results. While considering our creative designs, take a look at these four options for your consideration:

Black Laquered Shade And Wood Hanging Light

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Mesh Ceiling Flush Transitional Fixture

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Pyrex Rod Pendant

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Bronze High Bay Pendant

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Premier LA Lighting Firm Brings Artistic Vision to Four Diamond Wisconsin Hotel


Los Angeles – December 2, 2015 – Four Diamond boutique hotel Delafield Hotel has enlisted the expertise of leading Los Angeles based firm ADG Lighting for the renovation of their grand ballroom.

Design firm Paper Dolls Interiors has developed a key relationship with ADG to design and develop the decorative lighting for the hotel. ADG Lighting has been tasked with the custom design, manufacturing, and engineering of a floating ring chandelier, measuring 93 inches in diameter. A series of the chandeliers will be placed in the grand ballroom, a spacious area featuring rich cherry columns.

“We are thrilled at the opportunity to work on one of the best hotels in Wisconsin,” said Gerald Olesker, CEO and founder of ADG Lighting. “The vintage beauty of the property is undeniable. From putting pen to paper and developing the concept for the chandelier, to the engineering and manufacture of the fixtures, the process has been both exciting and inspiring,” he said.

With ADG’s expertise in manufacturing antique style pieces and fixtures, the entire project has been custom designed and led by Olesker, who has been the artistic vision behind some of the world’s most recognized and notable hotels and properties. His client roster includes the MGM Grand Las Vegas, Bellagio, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, Oceana Hotel, the SLS Hotel South Beach and the Manhattan Country Club.

His team is also behind the current remodel for the City of Beverly Hills Gateway, as well as several other major projects. “Creating functional detail through decorative lighting and architectural ornamentation is our signature work, and is sought after by many of our clients,” said Olesker.

The Delafield Hotel has been named as one of the Best Hotels in Wisconsin by U.S. News Reports in 2013 and 2012, selected as Inn of the Month by Country Living, and featured in publications such as Luxury LivingCS (Chicago Social)Exclusively Yours and Madison Magazine.


About ADG Lighting
ADG Lighting, a subsidiary of Architectural Detail Group, is a custom design and manufacturing firm specializing in high-end residential and commercial spaces. Based in Agoura Hills, the company works with restaurants, hotels & resorts, and landmarks worldwide providing high caliber design and sustainable lighting solutions.

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