Architecture / Experience design / Research / Prototyping
Project length - 14 weeks
Sun-screen is composed of a coupled unit consisting of two, embracing modules that aggregate to create a surface. The component for the project is strategic not only for its visual value, but also for its structural integrity and performative qualities: as one progresses around the object, the perforations created by the components serve as an aperture that expands and contracts based on the viewer’s location relative to the installation.
This typology allows for a structure that is dynamic and engaging although static and unmoving; the viewer’s participation is required to fully experience the piece.
Sunscreen serves as a demonstration on the capabilities of digital fabrication, spatial studies and team work. Concerning the global form, sunscreen adapts to different surfaces typologies
on the principle of its module. Because of the flexibility of the module, there are several different configurations that are possible concerning the global form. What’s presented as a wall may well be a hanging piece in a different configuration.
The project was installed on site in the atrium of Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design and was exhibited at the D3-Competition.
[ in collaboration with INAR 3397 'Interior Skins' Seminar students, University of Houston ]