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Window Version(Scale Model)

Scale model for a space with a large window facing the sky. The room is constructed with the window as one of its walls. This room is lined with reflective material, and its shape is roughly conical with a gentle gradation, its larger end at the window.


The shape of the room creates a kaleidoscopic effect, thus the walls only reflect the sky outside the window, suspending viewers completely in the sky.


   

Viewers enter the room through a door (open or mirrored) and stand or sit on a platform.    


                   


A west-facing window room provides a sunset experience. The room invites multiple revisits to view the sky at different times or weather conditions.



Details for Construction

Construction photos by Marina Shterenberg


In the construction photos above, the covered window visually recedes, unlike the bright window, which gives a better feel for the room. The window is tinted to filter the light to the desired level.

The window can either face out the side of the room (e.g. in a tall building), or be at an angle, between the top and side of the room. In the angled version, the angled wall allows an unobstructed view of the sky when trees or buildings are nearby.

The window room can be thought of as a window version of the sunrise-sunset room for skylight, and the angled version can be thought of as a hybrid between the window and sunrise-sunset room.

Proposed materials are polished aluminum, window tint film (or mirrored mylar) and wood.

The slope of the ceiling directly above the viewer tilts upward to face the window. Thus a viewer sees only the sky and not his/her reflection on the ceiling. The ceiling part of the room generally has a steeper slope than the floor to reflect more of the sky.


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