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Lucid Dreaming, 2015

[R]ed[U]x Lab

Valerie Gershman - Toronto, Canada
Nivin Nabeel - Toronto, Canada
Kristen Smith - Kingston, Canada
Glearda Sokoli - Toronto, Canada
Stephanie Wu - Toronto, Canada
Charlotte Luo - Toronto, Canada
Kevin Liu - Toronto, Canada

Inspired by the movement and translucency of fabric, water, and simple sea organisms, the design was developed with an understanding that designing a holistic space, rather than individual objects, was crucial to creating an immersive and evocative experience.

Come in: to an observer, the floor-to-ceiling spires initially appear still and dimly lit, as if asleep. But upon approach, the fabric cover is drawn upwards, and a soft inner light kindles into brightness. Together the spires stir and awaken as if from a dream. Here the expressiveness of fabric is explored through the use of pleats, folds, and layers, while mechanical movement parallels the lighting effects therein. The result is a mesmerizing installation that is just as effective with a few users as it is with many, and the experience is never quite the same each time.

[R]ed[U]x Lab is a team of Architectural Science students from Ryerson University.

Interactive Installation


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401 Richmond

401 Richmond Street West, (416) 409-0902

Suitable for all ages

This project is indoors.