Project Description

An adaptable, lightweight structure that can activate residual urban environments.

Urban Infrastructural projects are often conceived at the regional scale, resulting in seemingly inconsequential remnant spaces
at a local scale. These ground-level residual pieces of the city often become ambiguous, criminogenic spaces that are left under-planned and unused. LIGHT:SPACE seeks to develop a responsive environment that energizes a deadened and dangerous urban condition.

By establishing an adaptable lightweight structural framework outfit ted with solar cells and a network of LEDs and sensors, civic potential is deployed through new programs in these vestigial spaces. In this system the technology functions beyond ‘performance’ to create an ethereal atmosphere which also benefits the community through reactive lighting, information transmission, and energy distribution. Calibrated to optimize solar exposure during the day, the structure stores the energy for community uses and includes a responsive lighting system that interacts with pedestrians.