Goober’s Automobile Museum | Faux Skylights in a Historic Exposed Beam Ceiling

Project Details

Market: Museum
Application Type:  Single Recessed Skylights
Products Installed: Skyglass 42″x42″ (custom mitered casing)
General Contractor: Low Pitch Contracting and Dewson Construction

 

On the site of the historic former B&O train station in Wilmington, Delaware, an enthusiast decided to turn an abandoned historic building into a private museum for their impressive car collection. The building, which sits only a few feet from the active train tracks, was in complete disrepair. The walls were not plumb, the foundation was damaged, and the roof was caving in. The talented crew at Dewson Construction completely rebuilt the structure, and added in some special touches for the museum. There is a bar room, a mechanic space with a hydraulic lift, a 1950’s style diner, and space for dozens of classic cars.

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“We were with the inspector and told him we were ready to turn off the lights. He said ‘How do you turn off a skylight?’ “
– Owner, Goober’s Automobile Museum

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Over 30 4’x4’ Lightglass™ Faux Skylights were installed throughout the space, providing immersive, glare-free lighting for the car showroom. The excellent color rendering ability of Lightglass helps the cars stand out from one another, and the large surfaces of light prevent harsh reflections or spottiness. In order to create the impression of a real skylight installed in an exposed wood beam ceiling, Dewson constructed a mitered aluminum casing to house the Lightglass and integrate it into the architecture.

As product designers and manufacturers, the Lightglass team is honored to illuminate some of the most impressive examples of automotive art and design in the world.

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