Master of Design candidate, Jiyeon Song, has created this amazing interactive pavilion out of little more than perforated panels. The specific arrangements of the perforations reveal different shadow-poems according to the solar calendar: a theme of new-life during the summer solstice, a reflection on the passing of time at the period of the winter solstice...The perforated boards project light without electricity, and is instead ‘solar powered.’ Within the pavilion, the poem can be seen between 8 AM and 4PM. The poem consists of 5 lines with each line lasting about an hour.
We think this technique has amazing potential not only as demonstrated, but also on a smaller scale for the home. Imagine having something like this in your garden or windowsill. The effect would be calming and delightful.
Photos by Jiyeon Song
Originally published 12-11-2008 - CB