PIXEL-BY-ME HO POH HUI CALVIN CHEOK DAVID FITZWILLIAM
Colour, light and movement as pixels. The design we present for the Gateway project can be thought as a crowd of pixels that stand side by side one another in creating sculptural form. This form has been generated through computational means and consideration of site boundaries and layout. Our design in represented through different dimensioned boxes and material constructions, each with a purpose and quality that adds to the design. These boxes as pixels have only one function to be active or inactive at a given moment of time. This function is the establishment of an interior light that illuminates the box. As individual pixels their purpose is non-existent but when functioning together a mass of unique and exciting lighting effects and patterns are presented. Colour has been a constant influence and driver in this project. We have integrated colour through the use of lights within the boxes to give different effects relative to the box material. The clear provides fraction, white gives a glowing aspect and silver/ metallic presents reflection. Colour is a means of communication active pattern across the exterior of the design a way of making the form become non-static and an example of dynamic design.
(4.8M) 4X (2.4M)2X (1.2M)1X
SINGLE LAYER CLEAR GLASS SINGLE LAYER FROSTED GLASS ALUMINIUM COMPOSITE PANEL
SEPERATED COMPONENTS FROSTED GLASS
ALUMINIUM COMPOSITE PANEL
SINGLE LAYER CLEAR GLASS
SUN ROUTE & SHADOW
SUMMER MID DAY
SUMMER SUNRISE WINTER MID DAY
BASED ON BOTH THE CONSTRUCTION METHODS THAT FORMULATE OUR GATEWAY DESIGN, IT IS A POSSIBLITITY FOR ALTERNATE COMBINATIONS OF THE PIXELS TO OCCUR. THE FOLLOWING ARE EXAMPLE OF TESTING OF THIS IDEA.