With a team of highly trained engineers and lighting designers, Uli+friends Inc., an Apure design division, has created comprehensive illumination planning for towers, resorts, mansions, residences, corporate showrooms, historic buildings, landscapes and offices around the world since 1998.

For over two decades Uli+friends have been teamed with offices such as Arquitectonica, Zaha Hadid Architects, Choeff Levy Fischman, SB Architects and Kobi Karp, and have been involved in projects by Norman Foster, Richard Meir, and Piero Lissoni to name a few.

Light shapes our environment and we understand the details required to achieve the most aesthetic appearance for each individual space. Whether you are in the conceptual phase of your project or renovating a space, we are here to help. 

To contact our design team for illumination planning, please send an email to Please include project location and contact information within your email. 

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 One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid

Located on a coveted property overlooking Miami’s museum park, and boasting utterly breathtaking Biscayne Bay and Atlantic Ocean views, one thousand museum brings Hadid’s visionary architecture together with an unprecedented level of service and extraordinary...

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 Collectors Flat

The interior architect Edward David Nieto is known for his high-gloss surfaces. To minimize potential glare and transform a glossy shell into a comfortable home, light is bounced off framed photographs, ceilings and walls. Lights are positioned within walls to...

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 North Bay Private Residence

With illumination planning by Uli+Friends, this private 11,500-square-foot mansion boasts seven bedrooms, eight-and-a-half bathrooms, two living rooms, a wine cellar, library, dining room, media room and elevator for sale at $22.9 million. Photography by Claudio...

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 Casa Clara

With 120 feet of water frontage, this 11,500 square-foot mansion features: 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 2 powder rooms, full 4 spot garage, two full kitchens, cinema theatre, cabana and pool, and 10.5 foot ceilings. With views centetered on Miami's skyline, Casa Clara is...

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 Reminiscent of Richard Meier’s Getty Museum

It features monumental scale and proportion, large disappearing glass doors and an organic and seamless indoor-outdoor flow. With 14-foot high ceilings and a 34-foot high central gallery with a roof-long skylight, this home is an art collector’s dream, and it...

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 Residences at Vizcaya

The dappled waterfront at the 1916 Italian Rennaissance mansion known as Vizcaya reminded its builder of Venice, Italy. The nearby Residences at Vizcaya share the same seductive natural light, reflected and amplified by the waters of Biscayne Bay. The Residences’s...

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 Indian Creek

It was an honor for us to work with Rene Gonzales Architects to illuminate this beautiful estate. 3 Indian Creek Island, South Florida’s most expensive property, is simply like no other residence in South Florida. Seemingly floating on water, the 10-bedroom,...

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 Regalia Tower

This 39-story building on the ocean presented two challenges – No. 1, each unit will have 10 foot ceilings and 6,000 square feet of uninterrupted indoor space and 1,000 square feet of terrace, and No. 2, sea turtles. Designed by Bernardo Fort-Brescia...

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 2020 Alton Rd.

It will be the first home in South Florida that we know of to achieve this status. 2020 Alton’s conception was a joint effort between architect Ari Sklar, developer Matt Lahn and general contractor Robert Arkin. On a lot size of 58′ x 120′, the...

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 California Loft

In illuminating loft spaces – especially those with very high ceilings – it’s essential to keep rooms visually cohesive while avoiding the look and feel of a warehouse. Of great importance here was highlighting artwork, book...

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 Beach Residence

The solution is to “frame” windows with lights, to create drama and atmosphere. The windows therefore become a series of picture frames for the occasional passing of a ship.

Equal drama was created in the kitchen, with an illuminated,...

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 NYC Residence

In the old police headquarters building on Centre Street in Manhattan was once the radio room. Renovations revealed 16 steel beams that supported a magnificent dome, which lights the living and dining area during the day and offers a place in which to hide...

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 Beaux Arts Private Home

Inside the building, the architect creates tension between the historically protected walls ceilings, floors and decorative plaster work by adding contemporary furnishings and modern art. In collaboration with the architect, the lighting design became...

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 Bal Harbour Shops

For this Bal Harbour shop, carefully aimed spotlights make the linen clothing look crisp and luxurious. The circular reveal in the ceiling and the reveals between ceiling and wall echo the architectural motifs, and provide a wash of light down the walls. The...

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 Poliform USA Showroom

A property developer’s spare office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, had the luxury of space. Several lights were installed in the floor and on the lower walls, freeing the ceiling from clutter. Openings for lights, air...

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 Lifestyle Showroom

While codes require a specific amount of light for a business, too many lights lead to glare, which automatically creates light pollution. Lighting should be about how people see a place, how they work in it and experience it. Sensitive lighting makes...

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 Office Space

Several lights were installed in the floor and on the lower walls, freeing the ceiling from clutter. Openings for lights, air conditioner diffusers and sprinklers were carefully coordinated. “We don’t want to turn ceilings into...