We cut all shapes and sizes here at Cutting Technologies but lately we’ve been very busy with 6,500 tetrahedrons.

The tetrahedrons were laser cut from 40 tonnes of profiled steel and when assembled by Ken Ware Engineers, formed a steel canopy of clouds for Conrad Shawcross’s latest installation.

Entitled The Dappled Light of the Sun, 2015, the large-scale, immersive work took over the Royal Academy’s Annenberg Courtyard for the 247th exhibition in June.

The Summer Exhibition has been held every year without interruption since 1769 and provides a unique platform for architects and artists (and Cut Tec !) to showcase talent to an international audience.


Photo credit: Conrad Shawcross, The Dappled Light of the Sun, 2015. Weathering steel, dimensions variable. Installation view at the Royal Academy, London. Photograph by Marc Wilmot. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro Gallery, London.