Light is at the heart of Elxir activity.

By rethinking existing systems, inventing new ones, taking advantage of optical and physical phenomenon,

Elxir is thriving to find a sensible and poetic way of Light.

Inventing moments of a rare intensity where light becomes a medium,

less to reveal architecture than the presence of time

Elxir help you to conceive some original Light spaces , some new and atypical lighting products

Most of the projects presented below have been published and presented in symposiums.

Some detailed presentations are available in the blog section.


Some of the references presented herein are projects on which Philippe Bompas has participated as project manager at ASI and RFR sas.

Architectural caustics producing some images /2012-2013 / ELXIR/LGG

Paper: June 2013 :M.Pauly, M. Eigensatz, P.Bompas, F. Rist, R. Krenmuller, Controlling Caustics, Glass Processing days Tempere Finland 2013, page 213, Proceedings.

September 2012: T. Kiser, M. Eigensatz, M. M. Nguyen, P. Bompas M. Pauly , Architectural Caustics —Controlling Light with Geometry, Advances In Architectural Geometry 2012 Springer Wien New York , page77, Proceedings AAG 2012.

More informations on “insights about Light and Glass”

Light Shading systems R§D /2013

Paper :October 2013 :C. Jiang, J. Wang, P. Bompas, H. Pottmann, and J. Wallner. Freeform shading and lighting systems from planar quads. In C. Gengnagel, A. Kilian, J. Nembrini, and F. Scheurer, editors, Rethinking Prototyping – Proc. Design Modelling Symposium Berlin 2013, pages 335-346

January 2013 J. Wang, C. Jiang, P. Bompas, J. Wallner, and H. Pottmann. Discrete line congruences for shading and lighting. Computer Graphics Forum 32/5 (2013), pages 53-62, Proc. Symposium Geometry Processing.

for more information see the post on “insight about light and glass .com”

“Into the Horizon” Installation at the Louis Vuitton Foundation/ Paris / 2014

Artist: Olafur Eliasson Studio / RFR TESS

P.Bompas: Project manager for RFR sas/ TESS.

Optical display composed of 43 columns, reflecting and emitting light.

Fig: View of column,/ a blown yellow glass cylinder by Lamberts/ Mosaic Mock up (images Courtesy of AEB) / Reflection test.

High discretisation principle using a voxel box / ELXIR/EVOLUTE/ 2014

Paper : September 2014: M.Huard, M.Eigensatz, P.Bompas, Planar Panelization with Extreme Repetition Advances In Architectural Geometry 2014.

For more information see the post on  “insight about light and glass .com”

Shading system / P Bompas, N. Leduc, L.Bargagli / M. Pauly EPFL Lausanne

 View of the physical and digital model.

Reference Frei Otto grid shell Munich

“Water roof” concept model Venice CA 1995 P. Bompas

For more information see “philippebompas.com”