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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.

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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”