Thairme Vals explores hair as an integrated design material. The result is a space which attempts to evoke the primal, beautiful, and surreal. Despite still evoking disgust, the hair leverages its ability to show fine detail and cast shadow to create a sense of wonder within the building. The hair acts a reveal every 30cm and is dense at first but slowly reduces in density as it approaches the skylights. The light which washes the walls, showcasing the beauty of the gneiss stone, now also captures the sheen of hair and casts linear shadows which dance to the drafts present in the space.
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