The magic of 3D printing; the use of 3D printing technology has provided designers with many possibilities for designing and making various forms.
Glowscape is a 3D printed installation that continuously emits a soft and warm glow as it interacts with its user. Designed as a part of a digital fabrication workshop between Southeast University (SEU) Nanjing and ETH Zurich, this interactive lighting design invites the audience to sit on its complex wavy form and participate in its array of light. As people approach it, a soothing display of cool and warm colors begins to grow from within, gently undulating across the transparent gradient surface, revealing its rich textures.
The mountain-like slopes and peaks on the outer surface of this structure resemble Chinese paintings such as ‘A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains’ from the 12th century. Its blueish white color scheme creates a cool atmosphere which was prevalent in traditional popular blue and white porcelain throughout ancient China and Europe.
This arrangement is a combination of environment, materials and robotic 3D printing. The integration of cutting-edge technologies has made Glowscape a living and interactive installation that engages in a continuous loop of motion and initiates communication with people by evoking the collective memory of traditional patterns.
An interaction of light and color in a structure derived from nature; The magic of 3D printing; the use of 3D printing technology has provided designers with many possibilities for designing and making various forms.