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Shaare Zedek Hospital Beams



Asylum Supervisor

Mark Curtis


For the Shaare Zedek Hospital in Israel, the Acrylicize  brief was for Asylum to fabricate a large installation, comprising of a series of illuminated spiralling beams.

Designed to look as if they were made from wood, they had to be as light as possible to minimise the number of supporting cables and so fabricated, rolled sections of aluminium were used and then artworked with a wood grain effect to finish.

Individually controllable, high brightness RGB LED’s were attached to the inner edge of each beam, allowing the colour to radiate along their length. This was the result of custom software written to extract colour information from Acrylicize’s Cinema 4D lighting animation. This allowed flexibility for the client to try various colour schemes. The custom polycarbonate diffusion vanes, dispersed the light to make the interior of the beams glow softly.