© Benas Burdulis 2009-2017

Daylight Study, still sequence

M.Arch Thesis Project at Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2016
Shown at the Cranbrook Art Museum Degree Exhibition 2016
Shown at the exhibition Broken White, Van Abbe Museum, Netherlands, 2016

Daylight Study attempts to elevate the beautiful effect of sunlight entering interior space to a transcendent state,
with the goal of creating an environment that is optimistic, mystical, and stimulating yet serene.

This space distills daylight as it enters, and emphasizes the natural sequence of colors that the light goes through over the course of a day.
The light is given a stronger physical presence as it is caught on the milled reliefs that have been created using custom-drawn CNC toolpaths.
The resulting shadows give these patterns a vibrating optical effect that makes viewers aware of their own vision.

The space aims to slow people down, and to bring them closer to nature and to their own experience of perception.

Dimensions:
10' x 10' x 16' (3m x 3m x 5m)

Medium:
CNC-milled 3 lb. density expanded polystyrene, Structural Insulated Panels, EPDM roof membrane,
various water-based paints, industrial enamel, oil-based exterior stain, various pigments, pine beams,
cedar beams, exterior-grade BC plywood, acrylic sheet, SOSS hinges

All photography by PD Rearick, except last 3 photographs by Benas Burdulis.



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