Fiber Optic Room

September 15, 2008
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Fiber optic-wrapped room for dark interiors

Fiber Optic Room is designed to bring daylight deep into the interior of large office buildings where the absence of natural light is a problem. While this technology is available in a variety of daylight delivery systems, Fiber Optic Room uses this opportunity as way to create new interior space, such as for a conference room or lounge area. Fiber optic strands are threaded through floors and ceilings to make lofted interior volumes. The strands are either cut at intermediate floor levels to make a chandelier of sorts, or are kept continuous to the floor below. The space between the floor and dropped ceiling is used to make significant changes in shape from floor to floor. At night, the addition of stored solar or other energy illuminates the strands with white or colored light.

Contact: IwamotoScott Architecture, San Francisco, CA, USA.

For more information, see Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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