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曼谷Infinity Field互动装置设计 | SOFTlab

经典案例 2020-10-14 来源:gooood
  • 项目名称:
    曼谷Infinity Field互动装置设计
  • 项目地点:
    曼谷
  • 设计公司:

由Mike Szivos领导的SOFTlab工作室近日于曼谷市中心ICONSIAM(暹罗天地)的七层露台上创作了一个新的镜面装置“Infinity Field”。这是SOFTlab的第一个永久性互动装置,一系列反射柱会在游客穿越其中时做出反应。

SOFTlab, an NYC-based studio led by Mike Szivos, has created Infinity Field, a new installation of mirrored chambers on the seventh-floor terrace of ICONSIAM, a mixed-use development on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in downtown Bangkok. The project is SOFTlab’s first permanent interactive installation, whose reflective columns respond to visitors as they pass through it.


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▲项目概览,overview ©ICONSIAM

▲视频,video ©SOFTlab


Infinity Field包含50个垂直的菱形柱子,其外部覆盖着单向镜面玻璃,并置入了声音感应式LED灯。每个立柱高6英尺(约1.83米)、宽2英尺(约0.61米),深度为1英尺(约0.3米)。这些柱子的排列方式便于人们穿行其中,犹如分散在森林中的树木。

Infinity Field consists of fifty vertical chambers clad in one-way mirrored glass and embedded with sound responsive LED lights. Each measures 6-feet tall, 2-feet wide, and 1-foot deep. Arranged in a pattern that allows visitors to weave through and around them, the columns collectively evoke trees scattered through a forest.


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▲装置鸟瞰,aerial view ©ICONSIAM

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▲镜面菱形柱子,the mirrored chambers ©ICONSIAM


白天,自然光比立柱中的LED灯更亮,这时候玻璃就成了一面镜子。游客和他们周围的环境,包括高楼林立的城市天际线都将在其表面上反射出来,并在镜面立柱构成的场域之间变化和弹跳,成为“mise en abyme”(镜像迷宫)里的一部分。无限且持续变化的反射让这些镜面产生德罗斯特效应一般的奇妙感觉。

到了晚上,在露台音乐和游客脚步声的镜面柱会通过声感LED灯从内部点亮。在受到声音的刺激后,灯光会产生一系列动态的反应,例如从随机的灯光矩阵变化为向环境延伸的巨大光脉冲。灯光场域的形态仿佛优美的波浪,将人们的思绪带到近在咫尺的湄南河畔。在LED灯被激活时,覆盖着单向镜面的柱子将变成一个“无限的”盒子,无数次地反射着不同的灯光图案,深入到每个立柱的内部核心。

During the day, when natural light is brighter than the columns’ internal LEDs, the glass acts as a mirror. Visitors and the surrounding environment, including the highrise-studded Bangkok skyline, are reflected in the surfaces. Depending on a passerby’s location, reflections bounce between the field of mirrored chambers. As visitors approach the inside of the mirrored landscape, they become part of a mise en abyme (“placed into abyss”) or image within an image. Called the Droste effect, the mirrors produce an ever-changing and infinite reflection.

At night, the mirrored chambers are lit from within by LEDs that respond to sound, whether it is music piped onto the terrace or the voices and steps of visitors. The lights are activated by sound in a variety of animated behaviors including a random matrix of light to a large light pulse that extends through the environment. The ambient state of the light field resembles a subtle wave, evoking the Chao Phraya River that passes through Bangkok directly in front of the terrace. When the LEDs are activated, the one-way mirrored columns transform into infinity boxes that reflect their light patterns countless times, deep into the core of each chamber.



Infinity Field的菱形立柱依据露台广场的瓷砖图案排布,营造出一个沉浸式的环境,将声音、光线、游客动线以及曼谷天际线背景混合在同一个场景之中。灯光本身产生的色彩细致的光谱是从曼谷的日落中提取而来,使装置进一步与远处的天际线景观融为一体。“在晚上,垂直且重复的立柱与天际线的镜像会让你感觉自己正在以一种奇特的尺度在城市间穿行”,Szivos描述到:“而玻璃表面形成的反射与透明之间的摆动则为周围的声音赋予了实体的品质。但更让我们感到兴奋的是,我们并非简单地使用灯光,而是通过灯光和动态材料的结合实现了某种更具空间感的东西。”

The diamond-shaped chambers of Infinity Field follow the tile pattern of the terrace plaza and produce an immersive environment that remixes sound and light with the movement of visitors and the backdrop of the Bangkok skyline. The light itself emits a subtle color spectrum that is sampled from a typical Bangkok sunset, which further blends the installation with the Bangkok skyline beyond. “At night, the vertical repetition of the chambers and the reflections of the skyline gives the impression that you are walking through the city at a strange scale, while surrounding sound is given a material quality through light and the oscillation of the glass surfaces between reflective and transparent,” says Szivos. “What is exciting to us is that we aren’t simply using lights, but lights along with a dynamic material to achieve something that is more spatial,” Szivos continues.


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Infinity Field是在SOFTlab过去设计的一些临时感应式装置的基础上产生,例如纽约东河岸的“Nautilus”和弗吉尼亚亚历山大的“Mirror Mirror”等。Infinity Field是SOFTlab完成的第一个永久互动装置,而完成互动所需的软件定制则是设计中最具决定性的部分。“我们在做非互动作品时就完成了大量的软件定制和编程,因此这种向交互式项目的过渡可以说是非常自然的结果,这与我们工作室一直致力于以前所未有的方式来利用技术的做法是相契合的。”

Infinity Field builds on past temporary responsive installations designed by SOFTlab, such as Nautilus, installed on the banks of the East River in New York City, and Mirror Mirror in Alexandria, Virginia. It is the first permanent interactive installation realized by the New York-based studio. The software customization required for interactive work is a defining quality of SOFTlab’s overall creative process. “We do a lot of software customization and programming for our non-interactive work, so the transition to developing physically interactive projects came about naturally,” says Szvios. “Our interactive work has developed coincidentally because of the studio’s interest in leveraging technology in new and unexpected ways.”


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SOFTlab在Infinity Field中使用了在纽约进行标准化编程的LED方案,镜面立柱则是在曼谷制造。制作和装配方面的挑战主要在于玻璃的细部优化以及在广场瓷砖表面的下方完成每个立柱的布线。Szivo表示:“要确保所有的事物都能够满足户外条件的要求,这是一项很大的挑战。我们一直在探索如何使我们的作品与公众形成互动,无论是通过环境框架、空间关系还是材料的使用。”

For Infinity Field, SOFTlab used standard programmable LEDs which were programmed in New York, while the mirrored chambers themselves were fabricated in Bangkok. Fabrication and installation challenges involved the glass detailing and wiring the chambers individually, below the tiled surface of the plaza. “It was a big challenge making sure everything was specified for outdoor conditions,” says Szivos. “We are always exploring how our work can engage with the public, whether it is through contextual framing, spatial relationships, or material.”



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