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.
In the second round of Grasshopping, I was able to control four drivers for the Chair One design:
1. Thickness of each rib
2. Degree of filleting between the ribs
3. Chair height
4. Seat tilt (I wasn’t able to separate the tilt of the seat from the tilt of the back of the chair so the whole bucket seat unit tilts independent of the legs)
Due to the orientation of my apartment, the left wall of the living room receives direct southern exposure. The majority of this light passes through the two daylights in the rear entry door. While the natural light is pleasant, it is also a nuisance because of the glare it creates throughout the year. The light projects against the wall and the surface of my television making the seating area across from this wall an uncomfortable experience. This does vary throughout the day, so I wanted to create a system that would allow me to counteract the effects of the sun when the solar gain of these surfaces were at their greatest. My strategy was to create a grid of parametric based performance modules that redirects and diffuses the sunlight, thus eliminating the opportunity for glare. I intend for the
performance modules and the hosting system, ie: Egg-crate, to be of one. The panels will interlock with one another forming the modules; this will minimize the need for the assembly of the individual modules. The performance modules are made up of a series of variables that allow for them to do the following functions:
1) Expand and contract; the expansion and contraction of the cells controls the amount of light being captured by the system and also how much light passes into the space. The apertures respond to this but can also be fine-tuned independent of the cell for greater control of the flow of light into the space.
2) Increase and decrease in population; the control effects the density of the population and can provide for a greater or lesser amount of diffusion across the grid.
3) Depth of module: the modules depth can change depending on the season. This allows for greater control of redirecting the light when the sun is lower.
4) Direction of module; the module is controlled by a multidimensional slider that allows for the module to be adjusted to redirect sunlight into the center of the room away from the wall.The system has been designed so that it can be surface mounted. It will be held in place by four blind hold down brackets, these brackets are made of a clear plastic material and are available anywhere that sells window fashions.