Architecture | Visual Perspective

The material characteristics of glass were experimented with in relation to lighting. The relationship of the angle of light to the angles of the surfaces creates moments of transparency, reflection, and opaqueness. The view of the object transforms into a composite image of object, shadow, and reflection. Through the effects of light on the surface, the view of the object is altered. As well as, sight through the object is fragmented, generating shards of an image of what lies behind the object.

Reflectance on the surfaces of the object changes as the angles of light on the surfaces are altered. An illusion of movement is generated by the object through shadow and the change of highlighting on the surfaces.

Two conditions of the glass exist, its surface and the edge. These conditions captures light in specific ways that alter as the light source moves. The angle of sight to the object also generates a distorted image of the perforations on the surface of the glass, changing the clarity of vision through the object.

The equilateral triangles that composed the surface of the object contained three different sized perforations and one without any perforations.

Vision through the object is fragmented by the various angles of the surfaces, lighting condition, and angle of view.

Light reflectance, shadow, and line of sight were further tested within a square pattern. The surfaces were angled within their cubic perimeter in the grid. Each surface was angled at 30 degrees and tilted in one of four possible configurations, up, down, left, and right. Some squares remaining open.


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