Objects that Frame

Objects that Frame  “creating delight?”

Beginning to develop a catalogue of solutions and experimentations to further knowledge and design exploration. Bank filled with solutions to draw from in future projects. Explore form, lighting/shading, tectonics, adaptability, and digital modeling software. Expand exploration to include structural considerations and possibilities. Expand to have one building with all explorations?

1. Thick wall with two pyramidal apertures directed toward the center of the wall. The outside of the wall has a small opening that narrows toward the center, while the inside has a large opening that slightly narrows through the center. The viewer will see a small and precisely framed view to the exterior while the light entering will be refracted around the two apertures. Further, translucent material at the top of the center of the wall will provide soft and ambient light distributed within the “light well/hollow” of the wall.

2. Designed with southern exposure in mind, this solution allows light into the space in two creative and different ways. Openings angled toward the ground will pick up reflected and ambient light and distribute it toward the ceiling of the space. Smaller openings to the west will fill the interior of the wall with light, particularly in the afternoon and evening. (public/social space?) The inside face of the wall could be finished in one of two ways. One option is a translucent finish that would filter in the light from the interior. Another is to have a glazed finish to allow light in and allow the occupants to see the inner workings of the wall.

3. This opening is meant to redirect light 180º through the wall. A ‘scoop’ brings in light from the exterior, internal workings redirect it, and another ‘scoop’ emits the light into the interior space. Theater applications? Light capture as opposed to view framing. Sculptural wall with a purpose, aesthetic of gills or air intakes on sport cars.

4. Fit for an urban or rural setting, precisely considered and cut openings to frame views/objects/interests in both the foreground and background. Finely attuned views to bring to the attention of the users/occupants. Further used to bring in daylight and provide a visual variety and uniqueness to the façades of the building.

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