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MIT 150: aFloat

07 May 2011 / 0 Comments / in Architecture

MIT 150 Installation
During MIT’s 150 anniversary, our school hosted an open house even to the public. This gave opportunity to display the latest architectural innovations of our school, both for professors and students. I covered a few of the installations and documented so they could end up in the designers portfolio.

aFloat, by Otto Ng, graduate student in Architecture at MIT, with Ben Regnier, Dena Molnar, and Arseni Zaitsev, graduate students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design
Location: MIT Chapel (map)
Installed: May 7, 2011

aFloat is an interactive installation at the MIT Chapel that will produce a pool of flickering lights on the marble platform.  Together with the dazzles dangled on Bertoia’s metal sculpture and the flicker of grace reflected on the water in the perimeter cavity, aFloat will enhance the Chapel as a place of worship for the diverse MIT community. The essence of ripples without liquid has inspired this work.  A single touch releases an array of diminishing flickers – a local impact on the greater whole. . . a moment of chaos between points of light before serenity returns with a calm ripple.

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