The space I chose for the light screen is my bedroom which has a skylight, which is the only opening which allows natural light to enter my space. The design of the screen is inspired from an image of the sun covered by clouds with sun rays piercing through them.
The screens are designed as a set, for summer, fall & winter with the shape of the screen changing, hence portraying a gradual flow, hence connecting all screens together.
The screens are differentiated by its shape and the number of horizontal & vertical panels (egg crate system). The screens are denser in the summer and gradually become wider through fall and winter (allowing more light to enter the space).
The site is the Material Library located in Pratt Studio, on the first floor. Since the window is facing the northwest. The sunlight is coming from the same direction. The whole idea is using window screen serving two functions. The first one is filtering the light, the second one is changing the direction of light.
I choose to use diagrid structure because it provides me the triangle geometry which can direction of change the light, I divide the structure into two patterns. Each pattern indicates one function.
According to different seasons, the pattern of window screen changed. In spring and winter, the purpose is getting more light in and filtering certain kind of light. In summer, the purpose is preventing much sun lighting going though the space, so order to reduce the radiation. In winter, the purpose is getting as much sun light as possible, and bringing more light into the space. The criteria decides what the screen looks like.
With this project I wanted to create a screen that would have adjustable apertures that would decrease in size in the summer and increase in size in the winter. The main parametric drivers are the size of the triangles and their pitch. However, I am continuing to work on having more control of the pitch of the triangles.
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