Wean Stairwell

Pittsburgh, PA
Jakob Marsico - Ultra Low Res Studio
Summer / Fall 2017
In Collaboration with Alvin Wong
An immersive installation done for Carnegie Mellon University’s UPLift Challenge, aiming to activate and enlighten an extremly drab but often frequented space on campus.

Three panels, each consisting of 30 custombuilt acrylic light tubes which bisect a floating plane at a fixed angles with varying amounts of rotation. The panels were developed in unison to create a cohesive motion across all three sections, relating to the forces of an electromagnetic field.

Color is a primary driver of the installation; existing light fixtures are gelled rose and amber, and the tubes cycle through warm and cool colors throughout the day.

This project wasn’t exactly published in, but nevertheless appeared in, the New York Times. Which is cool, right?