Desert Passage at The Aladdin, Las Vegas
16 ft x 40 ft facade, 12 ft diameter chandelier
Design, engineer and manufacture exterior façade panels. Develop method of creating illusion of opaque antique bronze by day while allowing sufficient translucency to sculpture to convert to back-lit elements after dark while maintaining Class 1 fire retardancy for code compliance. Utilize architects 2-D artwork to create digitally configured 2-D bas-relief sculpture. On interior chandelier, create compound curved translucent fire retardant FRP panels and supporting structure to allow for multiple color lighting as required.
FRP exterior panel shape made by using Art-CAM software to convert 2-D to 3-D relief pattern. CNC-mill female urethane foam molds for individual panels. Panels fabricated with fire retardant polyester resin, E-Glass reinforcement and bronze powder filled clear gel-coat partially removed from high areas of the mold to create discrete translucent regions when back-lit while remaining opaque during daylight hours. Interior chandelier made of translucent fire retardant compound curved FRP panels arranged around metal armature.
Client: Desert Passage
Contractor: DPR Construction
Architect: Holt Hinshaw Architects
Lighting: Light and Truth