ResoNet Pavilion - Sinan Mansions
Inspired by the resonance frequencies inherent in the natural environment, Creative Prototyping Unit has developed a series of Resonet projects which create physical and ephemeral conditions. The form of Pavilion was inspired by the shape of Jingle Bell which implies visitors to ring the New Year's bell and make wishes. Its colorful dressing reflects a Chinese fairy tale story of the Phoenix to bring up the prosperity and good wealth ahead.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
ResoNet Pavilion is commissioned by Sinan Mansions as part of a series of 'Modern Sinan' events for the celebration of Chinese New Year in 2017. It consists of a temporary pavilion plus a 'resonet' attached on the inner surface, an interactive LED light installation. It employs Low-Fi techniques to visualise the resonance frequencies inherent in the natural environment, via the interaction of the public and surrounding elements detected by a LED net. While the LED net is almost invisible during the day time, the pavilion inner translucent polypropylene surface provides a backdrop background particularly at night. The outer-skin colour will be constantly changing and depended on visitors’ viewing perspective and peripheral lighting conditions.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The Pavilion illuminates the public realm in response to vibration stimuli. Visitors can come over to take a rest, interact with LED net and make Spring Festival wishes with their friends and families. At the same time, the Pavilion can be used as a center stage for hosting outdoor events. It has become a hottest meeting point during the festival of Chinese New Year.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project exhibited from 30th of December 2016 until 16th of Febuary 2017 at Sinan Mansions LED Plaza in Shanghai
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Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Technique: Rihno Script, Laser Cut sheets and hand-made LED components
Materials: polypropylene Sheets, Resin Panels laminated with lunar effect film sheet, led, elastic core, vibration sensors, perspex, led strip and others
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Stage Platform: 6.4m(W) x 4.88m(D) x 0.6m (H) with extra steps
ResoNet Installation: 5M(Diameter Circle) x 5m(H)
Prototype, Pavilion, Light installation, LED Light, Pop-up, Stage Design, ResoNet, generative, algorithmic, parametric
The name resonet is an amalgamation of the words resonance and network. Resonet is an interactive light installation which is aiming to explore the boundaries between art, culture, architecture and technology to create physical and ephemeral conditions.
The biggest challenge is to find the appropriate material, construction methodology to achieve the balance between the structural stiffness, stability and lightness of installation. The shell structure has played an important role but setting up its parametric model is a challenge. Dealing with tolerance for site installation is also another issue.
TEAM MEMBERS (7) :
Scheme Design/Creative Director: William Hailiang Chen, Project Team：Lu Tong, Qi Feiyu, Mark Tynan, Zhao Liqun, Fang Tieying, Matthew Smith, Jake Tang , Script Consultant: Arthur Mamou-Mani, Peng Qin from Mamou-Mani Ltd. , Structural Consultant: Buro Happold, , Rendering Images: Yan Haitao , Installation: Nomura shanghai Ltd. and Special Thanks: Stella Zheng, Lu Jinghang, Rongmier Liu, Yang Chunlong, Pan Yan, Yu Yu, Huang Xiaojiang, HHDFUN Studio, Lin Xiuqing, Peter Ayres
Image #1: Steven Chang
Image #2: Steven Chang
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Image #4: Steven Chang
Image #5: William Hailiang Chen
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