prism design simulates infinity with reflective bamboo forest in wuxi
 
prism design simulates infinity with reflective bamboo forest in wuxi prism design simulates infinity with reflective bamboo forest in wuxi
apr 16, 2014

prism design simulates infinity with reflective bamboo forest in wuxi

prism design simulates infinity with reflective bamboo forest in wuxi
all images courtesy of studio w – wataru ishida

 

 

 

chinese studio prism design has simulated a never ending passage with illuminated LEDs for the ‘infinity bamboo forest’ project. permanently installed in the daiwa house in wuxi, china, the piece adheres to the aesthetic of the main building, which has a japanese style and approach. the clients wanted to create a corridor that would guide people through the different spaces, so an existing 20 meter long walkway was narrowed to include glazed cavities on either side. a series of acrylic pipes are mounted in parallel to the pathway, with a reflective coating placed onto the glass wall.

 

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walking through the illuminated forest

 

 

the tubes and transparent units are mounted on an acrylic glass plate, which is reinforced by another placed on top. light sources are instead below these layers with LEDs mounted directly beneath the pipes, emitting a white glow upwards. positioned on the right and left of these fixtures there are two further fluorescent lamps. through these multiple reflections, and the distributed array of luminous transparent pipes, visitors are guided through the building with the feeling of being in an endless forest of never ending brightly glowing bamboo stalks.


bamboo stalks are illuminated by brightly glowing lights

 


view of the passageway

 


people wander through the corridors

 

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looking into the forest mirror

 

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reflections are cast off the outer glazing

 


detail of the transparent and reflective wall

 


view of the ceiling

 

 

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