We create an umbrella cover above the swimming pool. The sunlight will go through the negative space on the water surface, floor and wall at different times everyday. It reduces the ultraviolet rays and lets the light go inside at the same time. There are two parts of this umbrella go into the water and separate the swimming pool into three channels. The large umbrella has a strong contrast with the house on the side. It is more opaque and smooth and the house is transition and geometrical. The material of the umbrella is white acrylic and connected by gray acrylic.
The vessel is using the technique of interwoven netting to create the a hanging light fixture. The gap in between the the netting structure gives the interior view of the lantern which is also as rich as the exterior. Other than that, it also brings out consistent geometric shadow which will also transform the environment of the space.
The shape of the lantern is based on the red Chinese lantern but the middle part is flatten instead of having a full sphere shape. The lantern is design specifically to have holes and gaps so that the light source from the inside can travel outside. The gaps cannot be too big or to small so that the shadow produced is complex enough but not too much. The shadow also looks like the common motif for Islamic geometry.
The vessel will be a medium to hold light sources such as a candle. The design which has layered gaps will also provide organic-shaped shadows to its surrounding when there are light source pointed at it.
Royal metamorphosis is about the transformation that the vessel took from a very organic and weird shape to a very refined one. It starts from a very rounded shape at first and the end result is to have a very detailed vessel which can stand with elegance. The goal for this vessel is to make it translucent by having a lot of small gaps while still having a lot of details on its surface.
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