Sunday, May 2, 2010

final model.

Hawking's larger, open space resembles his work on the universe, opposed to Kuepper's refined work on light distribution in the world, and hence, smaller laboratory. These are situated on the same level to signify their equal importance.

'Arrows' on sides of the ramp leading to the meeting space point towards the sky, reminding the clients of what is beyond our world and simultaneously, the greatest source of light in our world.

The meeting space is situated separate to the laboratories as a reminder of the two scientist's main ideas: space and light. Both these ideas require an extensive area to reflect upon.
Kuepper's ramp which merges with the ramp with the 'arrows' ramp is constructed using tree branches, exemplifying her innovative practice: finding an affordable and low-tech solution to providing light.
The series of windows in Kuepper's laboratory provides inspiration from natural light to provide a means distribution of artifical light. This 'hole' also challenges what is to be considered interior and exterior.


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  2. Awesome work. It's if Darwin came back to life, was more interested in buildings than nature, went through the UNSW architecture course, and designed this place. Then Stephen Hawking chose a lighting degree (if there even is one) instead of a physics one and put in all these colours. Then the scientists/architects would gather in a room and get their jive turkey on. I wonder how Darwin would dance? What an interesting thought. Do you reckon he could do the robot?