Research : Smart Senses

Research : Colour and Form

The implementation of city surveillance systems, while intending to maximize values of security and efficiency, inevitably establishes an asymmetrical power structure between the city and its citizens. As citizens that feed the data being collected in a city, should we not be equipped with an understanding of how we are doing so, but also have the opportunity to decide how we wish to engage with it?

 

Smart Senses dissects the data collecting equipments and translates their function into interactive tools that proposes a more democratic approach to data collection and provide citizens with the conceptual tools necessary to engage in conversations about data and the role we play in our increasingly smart city.

 

A study on how colours can determine shape and how shape can determine colour. I made various studies on colour - qualities on absorbance and reflection of light and it lead to the creation of narrative colour combinations and optically balanced colours all founded in the philosophy of Munsells color system. The narrative colur combinations were

translated into a 3D form language.

The background is meant to articulate the shapes of the objects.

Research : Architecture for Fishes

Architecture for Fishes is an architectural interpretation of a fish ideal environment. It seeks to communicate the basic need and requirements of 3 different fishes living environment, while fulfilling our own need to observe and display. Examining the possibility of designing for a non human.

 

We examined the Goldfish, Neon Tetra and Spotted Pufferfish. By looking at a variety of needs such as the size of the tank, the temperature of the tank, where they like to swim, or different hiding spaces that could let them feel safe and secure, we used the properties of glass to see if we could fulfill while communicated their needs.

 

This project looks at the possibility of designing for an other

Research : Scaling Sustainability

This project is based on the sustainable lifestyle goals formulated by EU- countries.

It emphasises and visualises the goals of trash-production, water-consumption and food-consumption.

 

Our surroundings are often designed with an anthropometric scale and proportion for it to be ergonomic and comfortable in relation to the human being. But can the focus of design shift from being human centric to prioritizing the environment.

 

By designing the scale and proportions of objects in our living environment to fit and indicate a proposed sustainable life-style, can it change the way we perceive our consumption of resources and how we choose to live and behave.