Designer + Researcher
Instructor : Panagiotis Michalatos
Team : Saurabh Mhatre | Malika Singh | Yingi Yang
This project explores the possibility of using optic fibers in concrete to create dynamic wall interactions between inside - outside, along with the possibility of collecting sun-light from external facade to darker interior spaces. Since the fiber optic had to be placed in the exterior walls the following key design parameters were considered.
1: Fiber optics to be running through a re-inforced retaining concrete wall.
2: Looking at fabrication techniques to allow easy placement and pre-fabrication.
4: Seating to be designed within this retaining wall for reading and other purposes.
3: Re-designing the reinforcement using Millipede in the concrete keeping the positions of the seating and fiber optic tubes for the desired effect,