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Light Wall

LIGHT WALL

The objective of the research is to find a way to build a non-solid barrier, blocking the light and noise coming from the traffic, and hence, to replace the common solid concrete barrier.

Plank is selected as a basic component for its ease of transporting and of constructing.

To form a wall from planks, we need to 'array' the planks.

To give a rhythm in the array, we try using sine function so that each plank is laid with a given angle in the array.

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We have to make sure that the planks do not overlap with each other.

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Because of the difference in angles among the planks and the gap created by angles, light can penetrate through the wall.

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If we move at a speed along the wall, we will notice the penentrating light is changing and is forming a dynamic pattern.

Design Credit:

Clarence Chia, Werenfels Nik, ETH Zurich.