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Prismo lamp is designed and constructed based on a classical example of the prismatic structure. It takes advantage of the periodic and space-filling properties of the prismatic geometry to tessellate a series of convex polyhedra that moves synchronously with each other to achieve the final effect of the lamp’s kinetic aesthetic.
Transformable Process Top View
Exploded View Of Base
One face of the parallelogram fixed to the top plate
Top halve of the base
Bottom halve of the base
Exploded View Of A Tree Module
Hinge connected through a stick
Prismatic Geometry Explorations
We experimented with 2 different geometries, a tessellation structure a tree structure.
We created preliminary models based on each of the ideas and finalized their actuation mechanism. We played with the lighting effects and decided upon the tessellation geometry since it created more unexpected light patterns.
We tested different texture finishes and materials to maximize the reflectivity of the panels. We experimented with mirrors, reflective spray paint, and copper reflective mirror paper. We found that mirrors and reflective paper has shown the best lighting effects.
We experimented with 2 approaches to actuation. On the left is a spring-loaded system that moves around its center of its base. On the right is a motorized system that fixes one side of the parallelogram and rotates the other side.
LED Mounting On The Panel
Prismo lamp is mounted with 4 several light sources. Each LED light strip is secured through screws and nuts.
Welding Of The Base
The transformative process of prismatic geometry indicates great potential for unexpected lighting effects once being utilized as a light-reflective vessel. Its ability to metamorphose into a myriad of states provides opportunities for different lighting conditions.
by integrating reflective materials and light sources into the interior of the geometry, the prismo lamp is able to express its kinetic properties through light refractions and further amplify them through the materials used.
The panels of the lamp are fabricated through SLS printing which resulted in a clean black matt finish. The movement of the panels is enabled through mechanical hinges which are integrated into the panel designs.
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