marking the transition: arts & healthcare
(Design, Public Art)


"Amidst all the discussions of heating pipes and suspended ceilings the art is a real breath of fresh air."

Dr Ian Garbutt 14 Jul 2004


marking the transition, public art, arts & healthcare, site-responsive, InSites, architectural glass, aquarium, poetry, text, interactive, sensor-led, lighting, design, visualisation of data, photography, wheatgrass, participatory, language




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The Entrance Foyer Glazing & Signage;

The entrance glazing is a rich and mesmerising play of texture, translucency, reflection and colour; experienced intimately on entering the surgery, whilst also being a vibrant and
beautiful focal point from afar.

image source: Cornish rock face veined with quartz.

Doors: Double Glazed Units containing laminated shot silk (blue/gold)

Side panels: Double Glazed Units containing laminated high resolution photographic transparencies (inside pane) and etched / routed glass painted copper/gold (outside pane)

The signage is designed in the handwriting of Dr Ian Garbutt (GP Practice Partner) materials: laser cut aluminium diabond with blue backlighting mounted on aluminium back panel.

commissioned specialist skills:
high res photography - Alan Russell

Fusion Glass Design
Kings Plastics Ltd


for further information see PDF(s) :

Entrance Foyer glazing

 Entrance Foyer glazing (1.1MB)


 concept, design and production details


interfaces of location and memory