WORKS.PLSAB and Cynthia Zahar Do MAKAR

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My pal Jules sent me this great link – Interior designer Cynthia Zahar approached the Beirut firm WORKS.PSLAB about developing a lighting concept for the MAKAM Art Gallery – the fixtures are functional art within themselves.  .PSLAB spokesman Ramzi Haddad said, when discussing the concept:

“Our proposal was to develop a custom made projector that was placed on the center line between the I beams on a base-plate that can take a bracket with one or two heads. Some plates work as individual points ready for additional projectors while avoiding overloading the ceiling with pre-fixed ones.”

I wrote an article about PSLAB a little while ago, with their project for DOS Architects.  As I was digging around for this article, I discovered in addition to MoCoLoco‘s article that Yatzer also had an article about PSLAB’s work on this project.  Regarding the interior:

The 4.5m ceiling high is transversally cut by a set of I beams. The entire space is painted white except for the stone arcade that appears twice, mid-way and towards the end. The space reads as one when looking at it from the outside. “Our aim was to preserve that reading while providing the owner with the required flexibility of light depending on the painting exhibited. Our proposal was to develop a custom made projector that was placed on the centerline between the I beams on a base-plate that can take a bracket with one or two heads. Some plates work as individual points ready for additional projectors while avoiding overloading the ceiling with pre-fixed ones.”

Beautiful work, PSLAB!