Sunday, January 25, 2015

Photokeratitis: Before & After

One of the best part of [R]ed[U]x Lab projects is that once they are complete, it is great to see what the original vision was and how the actual piece came together. The resemblance between the original intent and the final outcome is uncanny.

Here is the rendering submitted generated over the winter break courtesy of Jessica:

And here are some images of the final piece in Cornerstone:

Finishing Touches on Photokeratitis

Here are a few images taken at the end of the Photokerititis installation at Cornerstone for TODO 2015.

Photokeratitis Install Continues into the Evening

Assembling a project at the scale of Photokerititis is something that requires more than just a good idea and a couple of people. Here we see the team putting the pieces together in the early evening at Cornerstone in preparation for the opening of the Toronto Design Offsite 2015 event.

Photokeratitis: The Assembly Continues

Once the main framework of CNC'ed contoured "ribs" were set in place, the [R]ed[U]x Lab team proceeded to add the laser cut elements that blurred the edges. The idea behind the laser cut elements was to find a way to generate a surface that both took on shadows but cast them as well as diffused the edges of the contoured pieces. As the design developed the laser cut elements were cut using light paper so that as air moved across the display, the shadows created by the ribs as well as the shadows produced by the installation would have another layer of movement.

Photokeratitis: On Site

After having completed the full scale mock-up in the Department of Architectural Science, the [R]ed[U]x Lab team proceeded to bring the pieces over to Cornerstone at the Junction and begin the initial install. Once again it was a coordinated effort by students from 1st to 4th year lending their time and hands on the project that made it successful. One can see from the photos that it was a very organized and relatively quick install.