Thu, January 17, 2013

Skylight Chandelier Installation // INABA


Skylight is a permanent installation for KORO Public Art Norway measuring 6.6 m (22 ft) diameter, 11.5 m (38 ft) long. It hangs from the foyer of the New Concert Hall in Stavanger, Norway and is visible from the adjacent public plaza, and surrounding neighborhood and harbor, serving as a light beacon for the complex. Responding to the region’s extreme atmospheric conditions, Skylight emits a range of pure color light patterns that contrast the blended luminous tones of the dawn and twilight Nordic sky.

Conceived of as an inverted chandelier, Skylight’s light fixtures are mounted facing inward to illuminate the structure’s interior surface. Its programmable LED system is animated to change in brightness and hue, and produces distinct patterns during arrival, theater calls, intermission, departure, and after hours.

Skylight is based on a simple cylinder. Areas along the cylinder’s surface were removed to create views from the five-story high building interior to the city. The form was refined so that when the 6.5 tonne work is suspended from its two supporting pin connections its distributed weight causes the structure to rest at an inclined angle and align with the sun’s angle of incidence during key times over the course of the year.









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