Veiled Museum

// nfo

Knowlton School of Architecture

Studio Sotamaa, FA07

// role

architectural designer

// tech

Realflow fluid/elastic simulator, 3DS Max, Maya, Mental Ray 

// description

The skin operates at a number of scales; from a distance it is a veil that suggests a body beneath it but mostly occludes the forms within.  At a closer distance, the effects begin to multiply.  It conveys movement, as the skin has a sort of inexplicable propensity to breathe as one moves around it.  The reflectivity of the tiles, combined with their rotation, begins to gather image and color from both interior and exterior, in effect collapsing the “interior/exterior” into a single surface. This screen modulates the body beneath, city and sky beyond, like the streaks of a Francis Bacon painting.