prototype for an interactive lounge

student work, Cal Poly (2000)

 

Multiple media-rich lounges around the world interact simultaneously through virtually connected architecture. Transparency and translucency were studied as experiential analogues to this proposal. This protypical model was constructed to develop ideas of layered space which intended to give users a sense of privacy while maintaining visual connections to more public areas. Model materials included extruded acrylic, polygal, mylar, aluminum tubing, and museum board.

 

translucent circulation core

model of housearchitectural plan drawing of house

integrated model base provides illumination

model of housearchitectural plan drawing of house

section diagram organizes circulation using two thickened interior walls that separate public and private areas

model of housearchitectural plan drawing of house

inside circulation walls with views to central atrium space

translucent skylight system also serves as primary air plenum