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Starting with the idea of an exploding star, vectors of light traveling through space, this chandelier embodies the way energy emits from its point of origin

Built for Southern Oregon University's new performing arts center this project condensed ideas from larger FCL architectural installations into a consumer scale .

MATERIALS: Acrylic, Aluminum, LEDs, and Steel.

 

Responsibilities

 Quick laser cut prototype to observe alignment grooves and cable suspension tabs. 

Quick laser cut prototype to observe alignment grooves and cable suspension tabs. 

Because of the intimate scale of this project I wore many hats and managed a small team to complete it. Taking the initial concept design, I engineered the fabrication strategies and did most of the fabrication as well as prototyping myself. I developed CAD models to sort out lighting, welding schedules and mechanical connections and then paced the whole project to completed, and delivered on time. 

 

Design Objectives

 Welding the stainless steel ceiling mounting plate. 

Welding the stainless steel ceiling mounting plate. 

  • Adapt parametric modeling strategies to a smaller scale. 
  • Create a 
 

Materials & Techniques

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Designed in Grasshopper and Rhino 3D the bent aluminum tubes revolve parametrically around a central ring . The cast acrylic end points of light rise and fall in space as you revolve around the chandelier textured cast acrylic rods and fall as you revolve around the chandelier in a

 

Myself and my team then built CNC milled wooden jigs to hold the whole structure in alignment while it was welded and assembled.

 
 
 

Configuring the lighting

 

Welding the bent aluminum tubing on the frame

Water-jet cutting out the central frame

 Final installation view

Final installation view

Preliminary rendering for the client

 Prototyping the removable light casing

Prototyping the removable light casing