Solid Light - 5th Chinese International Beijing Biennale
5th Chinese International Beijing Biennale (awarded Best Idea / Creative Work)
Our proposal Solid Light examines constructing a spatial field of instrumentation that would enable the public to explore and experience evolving relationships with their urban environment and each other. Through sensorial restructuring light and elemental natural materials afford a haptic and visual field that takes the form of an abstract garden one that is open and accessible as a space of interface. Through the use of conical primitives varied spatial framing devices are at play constructing frameworks and perceptual relationships in and between this abstract figures. The conical vertical elements operate as small- scale intimate environments that frame the environment through deployed oculus. The second category is inversion cones we define as craters. These spaces are conceived as inhabitable light-scapes. Illumination and surface articulation create an evolving relationship through out the day allowing the proposal to achieve an ever-changing relationship with its surrounding. Using a landscape concept that engages users to interface spatially, an open and accessible abstract garden is constructed to foster curious meandering and exploration.
Our organizational strategy charges the public space through a differentiated field constructed through conical spatial framing devices. Rather than a holistic object our response looks to activate space through a spatial unfolding embedded within an abstract garden for the people. Enabling exploration and open access creates an ever-changing interiority that allows for engaged and active participation.