Seagulls

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Here’s an interesting use of aluminium louvers and LED technology recently installed at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. The new building, designed by architects Penoyre & Prasad, is illuminated on the south side using RGB color changing LED lighting supplied by Light Projects and Tryka.

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The LED lighting illuminates the façade by casting light on the underneath of the freely-placed, folded aluminium louvers, which the designers have nicknamed “seagulls”. The building has an outer glass curtain wall, with the seagulls positioned on a tensioned cable net about 0.75 m away to protect the building from solar gain.

via mediarchitecture

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