modulation michelle chan 500190412
ird400 professor halpern p winter 2010
TABLE OF CONTENTS concept statement process work material use proposed installation
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light will be an active, an erwise static space. Desig ment along the wall of a will provide a constantl for passing users. A series will play on the element of lowing a selective amount 4
nimated feature in an othned for repetitive placen unlit hallway, the light ly changing environment s of offset circular tubes f perspectives by only alt of light to pierce through To encourage playfulness and experimentation, the light will be an active, animated feature in an otherwise static space. Designed for repetitive placement along the wall of an unlit hallway, the light will provide a constantly changing environment for passing users. A series of offset circular tubes will play on the element of perspectives by only allowing a selective amount of light to pierce through the circular elements at any given moment to modulate the sense of space. Depending on the users position and speed, different aspects of the light will appear to create a new experience. Users will be able to interact with ordinary fluorescent fixtures to transform and animate an ordinary space.
How to modulate space with a widespread light source?
veil filter diffuse refract direct focus scatter
frame shutter colour tint screen block
appearance of floating wall throwing user off balance
- light blocking? - too much mass - avoid using space to modulate light
BLOCKING, SCATTERING - appearance of floating wall - slanted walls will throw user off balance
another section view...
- light blocking? - still using space to modulate light...
DIFFUSE, FILTER, SCREEN different opacities of plexiglass will diffuse, filter, and screen the widespread light source to modulate the sense of space, imitating the appearance of tapering, undulating walls but itâ€™s all TOO STATIC!
different opacities of plexi or glass (in the actual installation)
still a section view, layering of different opacities, further diffusing the light
DIRECT, FOCUS, FRAME, ANIMATE when put together, the circular elements direct and focus an otherwise widespread source into minute aspects of light lit areas will change at different perspectives an animated feature that recreates an appearance of diffused light from afar
modulator 1” pvc pipe repetition
Separation Support 1/16” clear acrylic sheet
Light 18” fluorescent tube lighting
Housing 20.5” x 7.5” plywood box
wood screw 20, 1.25” x 8 for plywood box construction & light to box installation
all purpose glue adhere modulator to acrylic
Bottom Elevation 20.5" 6.25"
4" 0.5" 6.5"
Lateral Section 19
Wall 8â€? thick
Lighting vertical installation; embedded into middle of wall
Modulation pvc pipe repetition frame, installed 1â€™ from wall