These backlit cloud white onyx feature walls add a sleek and illuminating touch to the exterior entrance at the Ritz-Carlton Residences. These exterior walls were developed as a turnkey package and engineered structure free from shadow lines. DURA-Lite™ Glass-Backed Stone illuminated by Infuse™ LED Backlighting Panels pair together to construct these architectural feature walls. Each piece of onyx is placed strategically, and book matched to create a piece of art in this outdoor space.
Within one of the exterior walls, GPI designed a built-in bench to create an inviting space for residents to enjoy. The subtle curve of the walls ties into the architecture and presented unique challenges for structural engineering and field alignment of delicate backlit onyx. GPI combatted this by using 360-degree Faro scan technology to form the basis of the shop drawings and enforced extreme precision on all custom produced structural fittings.