A media project explores the properties of light and perception of space, for the purpose of digital media art and product design, presented at IDAS (Hongik University) as my thesis project.
Initially documented in my research blog (http://ubernotes.blogspot.com), this process/demonstration video concentrates on the recapitulation of theoretical and creative processes behind its production.
I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to Professor David Hall (Opiumblue >> http://www.opiumblue.com) for playing the significant role as my supervisor and mentor, providing all the necessary knowledge and support, without which I would not have completed this project.
This project was designed to offer a kinetic and mechanical solution to a problem that would otherwise be nearly impossible to solve with static architectural components: providing shading across a building facade for both low evening sun and high afternoon sun conditions. Our solution was a series of vertical shading louvers, that can independently pivot to maximize solar protection, and when the sun reaches an altitude in which vertical louvers would be ineffective, completely rotate upwards to act as a horizontal shading element and light shelf. All of the mechanical components and gear ratios were fully resolved, and the result is a hand or computer-operated system that creates a beautiful undulating form across the facade.