Model

The scale of my model is about 1:50

I wanted to make a model that focuses on the aspects of lighting and the obstructions in the space, I have not added the stairs into my model for this reason. I shon lights from different angles to see how the obstructions dealt with it and how the light bounced off them. I wanted to also try and portray the idea of the stress of the space, i think the third image from the left shows this well, you can get an idea for how little lighting their could be in the space.

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Details about the period of the installation.

The installation of my space will not be permanent, it will only stay up for 3 weeks. The reason for this is because i want it to be impactful, it if is there for to long it will lose its excitement. Another important factor that i considered is that masons lane is a highly used walkway for many people, it provides an essential shortcut for many people heading to the terrace or lambton quay, if the installation was up for to long it would start to annoy people as it would get in the way and if people needed to rush anywhere they couldn’t because they would have to navigate through my space, people would eventually get frustrated with it. My installation will act as a public space instead of performance like space, I want the general public to be able to experience it and the stressfulness of it as they get to the space, i want them to be able to figure it out for themselves.

How do they attach to the wall?

I have just done some quick research on how to attach the rubber bands to the walls on the space. I think domestic hooks that you would find around your home would be a cool idea. You would put holes in the ends of the rubber bands to place over the hooks once the hooks were screwed to the wall. This makes them easy to put up and take down. Perhaps after a few days the layout of the rubber bands could change. Once my space has been removed from the site the hooks will remain as a remanence of the installation, a way for people to remember it.

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How it will work.

Obstacles

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I have re thought the idea of the obstacles and just having them in the second set of stairs. I have decided to also utilise the first set of stairs to add to the experience of my space. The sound of the water getting let down the sink that is stressful is gradual at first, you think its not to bad then all of a sudden it gets very intense. As people enter my space from lambton quay they will first of all see a few obstacles in their way as they climb the first set of stairs, easy enough to get around but as they reach the top of the first set of stairs and turn the corner it all of a sudden gets very intense. Like the noise of the water getting let down the sink, those who can handle it will stay and continue up but those who cannot will turn around and go back the easy way.

Revisiting the lighting

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I think having the whole rubber bands light up may provide to much light and the overall experience is not as playful or stressful because there is a lot of light. I have decided to use the idea of heat sensors so when a part of someones body touches the rubber band as they climb over it lights up because of the heat and when it is not being touched it does not light up. This therefore creates a reasonably dark space which is stressful for the users. When touched they will give of quite a decent amount of light so one can see however it will disappear after a few seconds so to see again they will have to touch another. The rubber bands will have heat sensors in them so this is achieved.

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Each rubber band will be a different colour so no matter where it is touched it will display the same colour. However each individual rubber band will be a different colour to the one next to it. I am not going to order the colours that each rubber band is in in anyway as i want to base it off the reflective colours that come off bubbles and how it is random depending where the bubble is and what it is reflecting.

Informal Presentation

My revised idea of feedback from interim. The obstacles are now rubber bands that are lit up. I wanted to only use the second lot of stairs as the stressful noise that i have based my idea off is calm at the start then all of a sudden it gets really intense. I have also changed the the obstacles from interim, they are now going horizontally as I think this would provide more of an obstacle and make it more interactive as people have to push the rubber bands up or down to get over them.

Suggestions from presentation:

-I could go back to having the lights light up on touch but have them heat reactant so when peoples hands or body touch them to move the rubber bands that part of the rubber band lights up.

– Make the words smaller as they are to over powering

-make the background lighter so my actual models stand out more.

Best Architectural drawings of 2016

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For a quick in class activity we look at the best architectural drawings of 2016 and had to chose our favourite. The image above is my favourite as I like the use of ink, I like the way that it doesn’t directly imply anything, you can read it how you wish.

How are the lights placed in the site?

 

 

Rough sketches showing lighting ideas.

I have explored different ways I could have the lighting in my space. They could be on timers on the sides of the wall (image 1) and have the timing at certain lengths apart or they could be motion sensors on the side of the walls so when people walk past them they go off. The second option is to have lights on the roof so that by the time the light beams get to the  rubber bands the light is quite weak and the denser the rubber bands are above you the less you can see. The third option is to have the rubber bands themselves dimly lit, not so bright as I don’t want to make the experience to easy and normal, i still want to provide some darkness, these lights could potentially still be affected by the individual however, they could be motion detected like the second idea but instead of lights on the wall the whole rubber band could light up.

Realisations

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I want my space to be stressful and hard to navigate through however I think having the obstacles as metal would prove difficult to get through, if they were metal the person physically might not be able to squeeze through. However I do like the idea of having lots of different obstacles. Perhaps I could play with materials and what materials it could be made of. Like oh seung yuls work there is not many gaps between the blow up tubes but because they are blow up you can push through them.

Research of Other materials I could potentially use that can be moved through:

-Wire

-paper

-Blow up material (oh seung yul)

-Textile/fabric

-rubber bands

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After exploring and thinking about the materials I could potentially use I think rubber large up scaled rubber band material is my best choice. However rubber bands do not have the qualities to be able to stand up on their own so even though I was already thinking about changing the angles of the objects in my space they will now have to go horizontally across my space unless they were to go from the floor to the roof which would mean they would have to be very large. I like the idea of the rubber bands being horizontal as i believe they would provide more of an obstacle to have to step over and under compared to simply stepping around a rubber band that was vertically positioned. I still however want my space to light up so I will have to explore how I can add lighting to my space with these rubber bands.